There is nothing President Trump won’t do for money, so it will come as no surprise that he has done something super shady for his love of it. According to various reports, during Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, he worked out an arms deal that left Ivanka Trump’s digital pocketbook bursting at the seams.
The $110 billion deal is the first like it in history, but this is just the beginning of Trump’s reign. According to CNN:
“The deal was a welcome sign for Saudi Arabia, which had grown nervous about the strength of its alliance with the US as President Barack Obama signed the nuclear deal with Iran and signaled a potential rapprochement with the Persian nation, which is fiercely at odds with Saudi Arabia. Trump, by contrast, has castigated Iran as a destabilizing power and criticized the nuclear deal, instead seeking to bolster partnerships with Sunni Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia — which Trump demonstrated by making his first foreign trip as president here.”
Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the money would be funneled into Ivanka’s ‘charity’ women’s fund:
“The World Bank plans to announce Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million collectively toward a fund for women who own or want to start businesses, according to people familiar with the announcement.”
Ivanka seems to have forgotten that her women’s fund would greatly impact the real victims of patriarchy, including the women living under the government from which she is accepting such a massive bribe.
Vanity Fair called out Ivanka last month, and expressed concern over this massive “fund” Ivanka has set up:
“Others disputed that characterization. A White House official stressed to The Washington Post that while Ivanka helped inspire the idea, she will not be involved in soliciting funds. “This is not a White House fund. This is not something that she will have any authority over in any way,” the official said. The initiative was first mentioned publicly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the panel, though a Trump administration official credited Ivanka for raising the idea during a meeting with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.”
This is just stupid.