The Trumps have very high opinions of themselves, but these opinions definitely do not consistently match up to reality in any kind of systematic fashion. In a new ad from the MeidasTouch PAC, Ivanka Trump’s own words get used to highlight the brazen hypocrisy and rampant incompetence of the Trump team. In the ad, a video clip of Ivanka claiming that her father makes hiring decisions based on items like competence is interspersed with news coverage about the actual glaring inexperience of many people working for the Trump administration and Trump campaign. One particularly glaring piece of reporting even reveals that Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend and Eric Trump’s wife apparently each receive $180,000 a year from the Trump re-election campaign.
Ivanka Trump herself, of course, had absolutely zero experience in public policy before joining the Trump administration as a presidential adviser. Her husband, Jared Kushner, has also joined the Trump administration as an adviser, and he doesn’t have a shred of experience either. At one point, Kushner even resorted to noting that he’s supposedly read at least 25 books about the Israel-Palestine conflict as evidence for his supposed expertise in the area — but that’s ridiculous! Anyone can read 25 books, but that doesn’t mean they should be working in international negotiation, like Kushner.
In the new MeidasTouch ad, there’s a clip of Ivanka saying:
‘President Donald Trump has always been a champion for the American worker, and it’s incredibly important to him that he fills federal job vacancies based on people having the skill, the passion, the drive, the competency to do the job, not purely based on outdated requirements.’
Her rhetoric has no relationship to the reality of the way in which her father actually hires people. In the ad, there’s even a clip of Donald Trump himself saying that he “likes nepotism.”
Check out the ad below:
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) June 27, 2020
“#ByeIvanka” appears on screen in the video, and that hashtag promptly trended on Twitter after the ad began to circulate.
As one commentator put it:
‘Abolishing education requirements for federal employees is right on brand for people like the Trumps, who rely solely on nepotism rather than actual achievement.’
Abolishing education requirements for federal employees is right on brand for people like the Trumps, who rely solely on nepotism rather than actual achievement. #ByeIvanka
Take a look: pic.twitter.com/wSNZ4KGNDN
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 27, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response below: