Ivanka Trump, who was originally touted as a possible moderating force in an administration prone to chaos and extremism, outted her true self shortly after her father was sworn in.
She’s not a feminist, she’s not an activist, and she’s not a patriot. Ivanka and her slithering husband Jared Kushner are nothing more than rank opportunists abusing nepotistic privilege to expand their own businesses and global influence.
Recently, Ivanka Ivanka was asked if she believed her father’s sexual assault and rape 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.
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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.
Furthermore, given her official role in her father’s administration, the question is certainly fair and appropriate. 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
On the opposite end of the spectrum is Chelsea Clinton, the compassionate former First Daughter, and child of Bill and Hillary. The young Clinton repeatedly demonstrates a genuine concern for the future of this country as well as a selflessness and maturity that is sorely lacking in the Trump brood.
Clinton appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and spoke for a bit about Ivanka. She kept it classy but wasn’t shy about voicing her true feelings towards the cowardly Ivanka.
“I think anyone who works for the president is certainly… Should expect to be scrutinized for whatever decisions not only she or he is making, but whatever decisions the White House is making on any given day,” Clinton said to Colbert. The host pressed her on whether or not the two women are still friends, given the fact that they once were. Clinton said she hasn’t spoken to Ivanka Trump in a long time.
“It’s clear though that she has supported policies and decisions that I don’t agree with. I’ve been very vocal about my opposition to President Trump,” Clinton added.