Why is there suddenly so much media hostility toward Ivanka Trump? Her visit to Germany has unleashed a wave of insults and snarkiness that seems wildly out of proportion to what actually happened on the trip. The short answer, of course, is that she is a target of animosity that is really aimed at her father. But it goes deeper than that. Some pundits seem to blame her for not transforming the president’s policies, despite the fact that he’s the one who got elected. Even more strangely, some blame her for not speaking out against her dad. During the campaign, when I happened to chat with her a few times, Ivanka was getting pretty good press. And why not? She is a poised and accomplished entrepreneur who handles herself with grace. I get that it’s strange for Ivanka Trump to be a top White House aide, and that some people can’t accept that. She originally just wanted to be an informal adviser. But with critics raising conflict questions about her business, Ivanka decided to relinquish that role and take an office in the White House, working with her husband, Jared Kushner, whose role in the administration keeps expanding. (Neither is drawing a salary.) I understand that her detractors say Ivanka owes her business opportunities, and now her political opportunity, to her dad. Fine. The president knew he would face nepotism charges when he made the appointments. And she had to know she was putting herself in the line of fire when she took an official title. But compare this to the situation faced by every first lady—and it’s an apt analogy because Ivanka’s high profile is partially due to Melania’s low-key role as she remains, for now, in New York. Each first lady gets a government staff and an international platform, simply by virtue of the fact that her husband won high office. And every first lady is widely admired, although there has been criticism of some (especially Hillary Clinton, who later sought the top job) for wading too deeply into policy. So is a first daughter really that different from a first lady? When Ivanka, noting that the president has employed thousands of women, drew some boos on the Berlin stage with Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde, that opened the floodgates. Asked by NBC’s Hallie Jackson how she feels about being called an “accomplice” to her father, Ivanka said she didn’t like the word. “I think one of the things I value about my father as first a businessman and now as a leader of the country, is that he creates ideas and he likes to hear from people with divergent viewpoints. And that’s not always true in politics.” Still, we’re seeing headlines like this one in the liberal Huffington Post: “Trump’s White House Family Affair Looks A Lot Like The Most Corrupt Nations In The World.” CNN commentator and former Ted Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter said that “when I see Ivanka taking on this role, I really see her becoming like Hillary Clinton in the worst ways. She’s sort of becoming increasingly unlikable. She’s trying to get these jobs she’s not qualified for based on family connections.” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews compared the Trumps to “the Romanovs,” saying the president envisions a royal family and “it is un-American. It is untraditional. It’s somewhat weird.” Matthews wrote a book about JFK, who of course named his brother attorney general. Times have changed, but it’s not like Ivanka is running a major department. When Joe Scarborough brought up Bobby Kennedy and Mika Brzezinski asked whether he was comparing RFK to Ivanka, he accused her of being “snotty” and taking a “cheap shot.” The Guardian ran a snarky column saying that “Trump invoked her own impressive achievements as an example of her father’s commitment to equality. ..Trump is, indeed, a wonderful example of what women can achieve with just perseverance, tenacity and millions of inherited dollars.” Some of this is so personal that it’s obviously not really about Ivanka. She is clearly more moderate than her father and has been an advocate for women’s rights, family leave and child care. Yet her detractors had unrealistic expectations about her role and insist on holding her accountable for his past “Access Hollywood”-type comments about women. Maybe a truly feminist approach would be to judge Ivanka Trump on what she actually does in the White House, not on their distaste for her dad.
Agreed, Howard. Veteran journalist Howard Kurtz is the author of that op/ed. Howard is mostly right. But, he’s overlooking some of the glaring elephants in the room.. Yes, these pathologically hypocritical liberal media pundits like Chris Matthews ARE taking shots at Ivanka because of their distaste for her father, and her thus far refusal to publicly criticize her father, or undermine his agenda. Yes, there IS that. True. But, Ivanka is well educated (she, like her father, is a grad of the prestigious Wharton School at the Univ of PA; an ivy league school), hard working (she was wearing a hard-hat on construction sites at the age of 15 learning the ropes from Sups and foremen), clearly a great mom..and she’s stunningly good looking..as her former modeling career can attest. She’s everything the left can’t stand; a good looking, conservative, working mom…who is well spoken/articulate, and frankly does it all with a smile. And, as Howard rightfully notes, she nor her husband are taking a dime for their work in the White House. Take THAT Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and the rest of the losers at MSNBC!
Hundreds of people protested in front of Ivanka Trump’s Washington D.C. home on Saturday for “climate justice.” LGBTQ activists hosted a “dance party” protest to “send the clear message that our climate and our communities matter,” a detailed Facebook event said. A crowd of protesters took to the streets with signs to protest President Donald Trump’s administration’s stance on climate change, the Daily Mail reported. “The entire Trump Administration has shown a blatant disregard for our planet and its inhabitants,” the event page read. “Also, in case you hadn’t heard, Trump revoked protections for LGBTQ government employees and removed LGBTQ questions from the census.” Barricades were put up in front of Trump’s home by police, although it was uncertain if she and her family were home during the protest, WUSA reported. Police told WUSA that the event had ended peacefully.
Well, at least that’s good.. Hopefully Ivanka and her family weren’t home when this obnoxious nonsense happened. We’re all for free speech here at The Daily Buzz. But, there is a time and place for everything. And, camping outside the home of the daughter of a politician you don’t agree with, or like?? That’s pretty low-class. But, that’s how these militant, socialist, gay-rights groups tend to be. Losers..
Contrary to reports that shoppers are avoiding the first daughter’s fashion line to protest her father’s policies, the president of the company says recent sales are among the best in the brand’s history. Abigail Klem, a former lawyer who has worked at Ivanka Trump HQ since 2013 and took over the role of company president in January, insisted that the brand has experienced a major boost. “Since the beginning of February, they were some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand,” explained Klem to Refinery29.com. “For several different retailers Ivanka Trump was a top performer online, and in some of the categories it was the [brand’s] best performance ever.” Lyst, which monitors purchasing data from thousands of retailers, revealed that from January to February, Ivanka Trump sales increased a whopping 346 percent. “We often noticed sales and search data are related to current events,” explained Lyst’s U.S. public relations director Sarah Tanner..
That makes sense… To read the rest of this article that the dominantly liberal mainstream media, and those retailers that pulled the plug on Ivanka’s products for purely politically reasons, don’t want you to read, click on the text above.
A petition is demanding that Hunter College fire Matthew Lasner, an associate professor of urban studies, after his husband accosted Ivanka Trump on a JetBlue flight. More than 8,000 people have signed the Change.org petition asking that Hunter College fire Lasner from his position due to his “immature and cruel harassment of Ivanka Trump and her family at JFK airport,” the Daily Mail reports. The petition was started by a group called “Right Wing Millennials.” “Someone like Mr. Lasner, who would harass a mother and her child simply trying to go about their day, does not deserve the honor of teaching,” reads the petition. “The fact that he tried to cover up and change the story around to avoid the consequences of his actions is also a testament to his character. He is NOT a good example for our youth,” the petition continues. Lasner and his husband Daniel Goldstein were asked to leave a JetBlue flight after Goldstein shouted at Ivanka, “Your father is ruining the country” before declaring that “She should be flying private,” Breitbart previously reported. “My husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off the plane,” Lasner wrote on Twitter. But an hour before the incident, Lasner, who is very vocal about his dislike for Trump, wrote on Twitter, “Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil.” Lasner has since deleted the tweets and his account, but the backlash against him continues. People have given Lasner’s book on Amazon negative ratings shortly after the JetBlue incident.
I bet! This lunatic should be fired not just for being an embarrassment to Hunter College for his poor manners and lack of professionalism, but for his idiocy. In his breathtakingly rude, and unprovoked, rant against Ivanka (who was with her children sitting in coach on a JetBlue airline), this braintrust said, “your father is ruining the country.” Huh? The man has yet to sit in ANY political office. Perhaps this so-called “professor” needs some education in basic American civics…and someone to tell him that Obama has been the President the last 8 years; not Donald Trump. What a moron.. Yeah.. If you’re so motivated, go sign that petition.