Ivanka Trump Lashes Out Over Online Criticism Like A Petty Former Cheerleader

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None of the Trumps can take criticism very well at all, but it’s not as though the criticism is unwarranted. The president has not been able to accomplish anything of any substance since taking office; the closest he’s gotten to getting something has done is his endless campaign to rip up anything and everything that represents Obama-era politics just for the sake of it.

In the face of this endless stream of failures by the Trump administration, eyes have turned to Ivanka Trump. She casts herself as a liberal, but even though she has an official position close to her father, she hasn’t moved him towards the left on basically any issue.

Now, in an email to the Financial Times, Ivanka has revealed that she was never trying to “moderate” her father’s policy positions in the first place and that she has no intention of doing so anytime soon. Like a good Trump, she prefers to cast aside human concerns for those of advancing her position.

In the cringeworthy, whiny, attention-seeking statement, Ivanka said, in part:

‘Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me. That my presence in and of itself would carry so much weight with my father that he would abandon his core values and the agenda that the American people voted for when they elected him. It’s not going to happen. To those critics, shy of turning my father into a liberal, I’d be a failure to them.’

The point, Ms. Slave Labor Shoes, isn’t to “turn Trump into a liberal.” The point is to keep his policy positions from hurting those people he was elected to represent, the poor and disadvantaged of the United States of America.

For Ivanka to make these comments exposes yet again just how committed she and the rest of the Trump clan are to issues of public image instead of issues of the actual human impacts of their actions.

Ivanka’s influence has been whispered about in the halls of government in connection to a number of topics. For example, some time ago, Ivanka’s counsel was said to have weighed on the president’s decision to carry out an airstrike on a Syrian government airfield. That airstrike was the first U.S. government action against the Syrian government in the ongoing civil war in that country, and it was largely ineffective in terms of actually altering the progression of the conflict.

Ivanka was also been said to have been against the United States withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord — but that evidently didn’t matter, because we withdrew from it anyway. She and her husband Jared Kushner have also been said to be important to the White House process of hiring people — and we all know how successful of an HR department the Trump administration has, so to speak.

Some on the inside of the Trump administration have attested to the close proximity of Ivanka Trump to her father, meaning that Ivanka, in short, has simply given up. It’s not as though she doesn’t have the opportunity to influence her father positively; she just doesn’t care.

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