Prior to being gifted her new role as some kind of adviser to her father, Ivanka Trump was a reality television personality, model, struggling fashion designer, and enjoyed living off her father’s name and wealth. She has no political experience and for all intents and purposes, there is nothing besides being Donald’s daughter that connects her to the White House and Washington politics.
Moreover, Donald Trump’s questionable business and political dealings thus far, only exacerbate the icky feeling many people get when they think about how Trump has turned running the country into a family affair. The constituents Trump is supposed to be putting over his personal needs/wants have every right to be concerned about Trump’s frequent displays of nepotism.
Taking full advantage of his right to speak his truth about Trump, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, shared his thoughts. Although tactful and diplomatic, he was unfiltered. Gabriel argued:
‘For me there are things that remain strange, like for example the visit of his daughter to Germany which was treated almost like a world event, while the mix of politics with family and business reminds us instead of nepotism and would be unimaginable here.’
Translation: The Trump administration is weird. For example, why was Ivanka’s visit to my country treated like some kind of big deal? Trump’s blurring of the lines between family and politics wouldn’t fly in Germany. In a sign of solidarity, the person responsible for managing the German Embassy’s Twitter account posted a perfect, but petty sub-tweet directed at Donald Trump:
— German Embassy (@GermanyinUSA) May 1, 2017
The tweet was clearly a shot at the fact that despite having hit his 100th-day mark on Saturday, Donald Trump has not taken a single trip abroad to engage in the business of foreign relations. He has, however, managed to play a lot of golf at taxpayers’ expense.
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