First Daughter Ivanka Trump has repeatedly shown a shameless willingness to excuse her father’s worst behavior. While she was once touted as a possible moderating force in the White House, she has since demonstrated that she is just another of the many heartless sycophants that surround Donald Trump.
Ivanka claims to champion women but completely ignores the numerous, credible accusations of sexual harassment and assault that have been leveled against her father. No reasonable person could believe that all of the accusers are lying, especially given the fact that Trump was caught on tape bragging about sexual assault.
Given her official role in her father’s administration, Ivanka is a perfectly fair target for criticism. Every day that she refuses to denounce her father’s evil behavior she is actively helping to prop up his regressive regime. She is utterly complicit and history will judge her harshly.
Recently, Ivanka flew to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the Olympics and was caught on camera having an unfortunate interaction with a young child. Doing her best impersonation of a caring, friendly person, Ivanka smiled and approached the infant only for the boy to recoil, shrieking. Many Americans can sympathize with the child’s clear revulsion.
Child cries after meeting Ivanka in Pyeongchang…. kids can sense evil in people. pic.twitter.com/f6CNkMko3J
— Remove Trump Now (@KaniJJackson) February 25, 2018
Earlier today, Ivanka was asked if she believed her father’s accusers. After a long pause, she tried to paint herself as the victim by saying that it was “inappropriate” to ask her such a question.
Not content to leave it at that, she also endorsed her father’s defense by saying that he himself has denied the allegations as if such a statement holds any weight when coming from a man as habitually dishonest as Donald Trump. Not only is Ivanka unwilling to grapple with her father’s predatory behavior, she’s helping him deflect.
The question is certainly fair and appropriate given her prominent role in her father’s administration. If you choose to be a public figure, you have to be open to these lines of questioning. She isn’t simply Donald’s daughter, she’s one of his advisors and wields all the power and responsibility that comes with it. It’s craven for her to play the daughter when convenient, and then play the politico when the cameras aren’t around. Shame on her.
“Do you believe your father’s [sexual misconduct] accusers?” –@PeterAlexander
“I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated there’s no truth to it.” –@IvankaTrump pic.twitter.com/23AVPgcOdE
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 26, 2018