Ivanka Trump hasn’t taken well to the news that tax write-offs at the family business are subjects of two ongoing investigations from New York authorities into potential fraud at the Trump Organization. The tax deductions covered consulting fees that the Trump Organization had paid, and Ivanka herself appears to have received some of these fees, according to The New York Times. Alongside a link to the Times story, Ivanka melted down on Twitter this week, complaining that the figures behind the investigations into the Trump family business are “ruthless” and perpetrating “harassment.” Actually, these investigative authorities are doing their jobs.
Referring to the New York investigations, Ivanka posted the following angry message:
‘This is harassment pure and simple. This ‘inquiry’ by NYC democrats is 100% motivated by politics, publicity and rage. They know very well that there’s nothing here and that there was no tax benefit whatsoever. These politicians are simply ruthless. This fishing expedition is very clearly part of a continued political vendetta.’
This fishing expedition is very clearly part of a continued political vendetta ⤵️https://t.co/Gw0IKOWdeQ
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 20, 2020
The implication that the Trumps themselves aren’t largely “motivated by politics, publicity and rage” is quite laughable. How does Ivanka expect us to take her concern seriously while her father’s Twitter feed remains public for all of the world to clearly see? The president has spent much of the time since Election Day feverishly complaining that fraud supposedly plagued the results, and he’s repeatedly outright claimed that he won the election, which is a baseless conspiracy theory on par with the idea that Martians have invaded Massachusetts. Trump’s top ally, Rudy Giuliani, has accused Democrats of perpetrating a centrally-planned conspiracy to fraudulently swing the election to Biden — but the idea that an “order” came from the top to fabricate Biden votes is just totally and unequivocally bonkers.
Notably, the president himself has previously referred to investigations targeting the Trumps as “presidential harassment.” Going forward, there’s no indication that investigations will suddenly grind to a halt just because of Trump’s loss in the election. Donald, however, will soon lose whatever tacit immunity he may have had while president.
Check out Twitter’s response below: