Early this Tuesday, Ivanka Trump — whose experience prior to joining the White House ahinged on privilege-driven and now largely defunct clothing ventures that benefited from overseas child labor — tried to lecture observers about the arrogance of the “real elites.” Has she met her own family? Scratch that — has she met her own father? Has she listened to President Donald Trump speak for any significant amount of time? The president that she works for has defined his time in office with arrogance exemplified by such outrageous points as the time he couldn’t admit he made a mistake while talking about a weather forecast, so his team trotted out a forecast map that had been altered with a Sharpie to include the area he’d mistakenly claimed would be affected. But sure Ivanka, go off.
Her de facto lesson in hypocrisy 101 came in response to a clip of a CNN panel mocking the ineptitude of the Trump administration and some of their supporters. The ineptitude is well-documented — among many, many other examples, at the recent World Economic Forum, Trump appeared to mistake the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan for the leader of the Syrian Kurds. Iraq and Syria are, of course, two different countries. The basic competence necessary to keep Trump from missing that distinction seems to be completely absent from his administration.
Trumps says things have turn out great with Turkey in Syria and mistakenly thanks Barzani for keeping “my safe zone” safe. Watch: pic.twitter.com/Xze0s3ZgXF
— Abdulla Hawez (@abdullahawez) January 22, 2020
In the CNN clip, Rick Wilson mockingly commented:
‘He knows that this is an administration defined by ignorance of the world, and so that’s partly him playing to their base and playing to their audience — the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump that wants to think Donald Trump’s the smart one and y’all elitists are dumb.’
And a fellow panelist mockingly chimed in:
‘You elitists with your geography, and your maps, and your spelling, your reading! Knowing other countries, sipping your latter. Only them elitists know where Ukraine is.’
All the while, host Don Lemon was laughing in the background.
In her self-righteous response, Ivanka posted:
‘You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided. The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation’s ‘Real Elites’ is disgusting.’
You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided.
The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation’s ‘Real Elites’ is disgusting. https://t.co/p3RQzymx4s
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 28, 2020
Again — has she met her father? Has she listened to a single one of his many speeches in which he not just mocks but completely dehumanizes opponent after opponent?
Check out Twitter’s response below…