Donald Trump used to pit each of his three elder children against one another when they were growing up. Ivanka Trump and her brother Donald Jr. have been having a knife fight behind closed doors over ascending as the next president. When Trump went to meet the Queen of England, his whole family gaggle trailed behind as the implied American royalty. Ivanka just played another card in her fight for the throne.
The president has been taking some blows in the impeachment battle. Part of his problem was that he assumed everyone’s attitude would be just like his. That has been unfortunate, because there are a number of Democrats who respect their oaths of office, are patriotic, and will even sacrifice their jobs to save our democracy.
The first daughter’s calculated move today was a tweet of support to her dad. He melts when she calls him “Mr. President:”
‘Thank you, Mr. President!‘