In recent days, as criticism of the Trump administration continued to circulate, school authorities at Wichita State University and WSU Tech announced that plans for President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump to deliver a live broadcast commencement address for students had been cancelled. Ivanka’s speech had been planned for WSU Tech graduates in particular, who have a ceremony this Saturday, but school leaders abruptly announced that a nursing graduate would be the only speaker. In willful ignorance of the many grievances that Americans have with her father’s presidential administration, Ivanka promptly laughably freaked out about “cancel culture” after the cancellation announcement.
Oh so sad that Ivanka’s commencement address was canceled. What inspiring message would she have had for the class of 2020? “All of you can succeed in this world if you make sure you have a rich daddy to give you a job.”#IvankaCommencement pic.twitter.com/OsUOii94rt
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 6, 2020
‘Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia. Listening to one another is important now more than ever!’
Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia.
Listening to one another is important now more than ever!https://t.co/VW6W8TIL9c
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2020
No, Ivanka, WSU Tech’s decision to cancel your speech isn’t some kind of flashpoint in some kind of melodramatic culture war. People just don’t like the Trumps and don’t want to hear from the people whose raging incompetence has helped drive much of the chaos of the last almost four years of American life.
Wichita State Tech canceled Ivanka Trump and her speech so now the Washington Examiner is posting Op Eds that are inflammatory and people eager to kiss Trump's ass are pretend foaming at the mouth on Twitter.
There, I summed it up-you don't have to click on any of this garbage. pic.twitter.com/8lyfHL2BPf
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 6, 2020
Local Republican Congressman Ron Estes also complained about Ivanka’s speech getting cancelled. In a public statement, he insisted:
‘As Kansas faces many challenges recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic to get back to our booming economy, now is the time for us to be working together.’
Again — the cancellation of Ivanka’s speech does not mean that the people of Kansas aren’t “working together.” It’s not some kind of symbol of some kind of conspiracy against American greatness — or whatever. People just don’t like the Trumps.
After Ivanka’s speech had initially been announced, Wichita State Professor Jennifer Ray launched a letter “asking school administrators to cancel” the speech, the Guardian explains, adding that her letter “circulated on social media and garnered 488 signatures from faculty, students and alumni before the speech was canceled, the Wichita Eagle reported.” While Ivanka Trump whines on Twitter about a university deciding to cancel her speech, Americans are working together to confront problems like systemic racism in police forces that contributes to violence against black American communities.
Does she have absolutely 0 self-awareness?
This is so inappropriate. Dripping with corruption and self-gain. I urge our new administration, investigators, law enforcement, regulators and prosecutors to follow the law and evidence to convict Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) June 6, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response to Ivanka’s nonsense below: