Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs throughout recent weeks and months as the Coronavirus pandemic has upended the economy, and Ivanka Trump has a new message for those who’ve been affected by the chaos — “find something new”! Indeed — a message to “find something new” was the core of an ad campaign that Ivanka helped roll out this week, which emanated from the White House’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which she helps chair. The ad campaign swiftly drew mockery. Has Ivanka ever even had to “find something new” at any point in her career? She has coasted from the family business to the White House all because of her last name and family connections. It’s not like she’s some kind of confident expert who’d have been hired at the White House if anyone other than her dad was president.
On Tuesday, Ivanka tweeted:
‘More than ever our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers is focused on helping Americans bolster skills to find new jobs + navigate career transitions. Today we are launching the #FindSomethingNew ad campaign!’
In an Associated Press article that Ivanka included a link to in her tweet, she self-confidently states:
‘There has never been a more critical time for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to be aware of the multiple pathways to career success and gain the vocational training and skills they need to fill jobs in a changing economy.’
More than ever our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers is focused on helping Americans 🇺🇸 bolster skills to find new jobs + navigate career transitions.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 14, 2020
News flash: if huge swathes of jobs no longer exist thanks to the economic chaos that has been unfolding across the United States, no level of education is going to magically make new jobs appear. Does Ivanka seriously think that an admonishment for unemployed Americans to “find something new” is going to be helpful in any way, shape, or form? Does she think that they haven’t thought of that already? Down in the real world — unlike the gold-plated nonsense in which Ivanka lives — people are having difficulties in the job market that can not be solved by simple good will and determination.
As long as the Coronavirus continues to spread across the country, the economy will remain chaotic — just this week, California authorities shut down all bar operations across the state, amidst other economic shutdowns across the country meant to stem the Coronavirus’s spread. Trump and his allies have no effective anti-Coronavirus plan.
Check out Twitter’s response to Ivanka below: