A day later, Mahlum backtracked a bit, explaining in her note that the original post didn’t “communicate” her company’s “commitment to openness.”
After word got out last week that Mahlum had written about Trump’s visit, the criticism on social media came swiftly, prompting the fitness CEO to make her Twitter profile private.
“I take full responsibility for that failure. It’s important to know that at no point did I say that Ivanka would not be able to attend [Solidcore] classes and service was not denied to her,” Mahlum wrote. “Our clients represent a spectrum of different races, religions, sexual orientations and political beliefs, all of whom are welcome here proudly.”
Mahlum went on to say that she reached out to Trump not only to have a discussion but to “suggest that we set up private classes for her in the future,” a perk afforded to Solidcore’s other VIP clients.
“Ivanka is welcome at [Solidcore] and we hope she comes back,” Mahlum concluded.