On the heels of Ivanka’s first official trip abroad as a White House employee, a German newspaper implied that she would be a “loyal accomplice” to her father. When NBC News’ Hallie Jackson repeated the question, a visibly frustrated Ivanka struck back:
“Well, I don’t like the intonation [sic] of that, which, you know, assumes that– I think, you know, I don’t like the word ‘accomplice’ because, you know, in this context, I don’t think that that’s productive.”
The daily German newspaper “Berliner Zeitung” called Ivanka “First Flüsterin” in their headline, which translates to “First Whisperer.” The article read:
“Ivanka Trump is the most favored child of the US President. She is his most important whisperer. Will she put her father on a moderate course, as many hope? Or will she be a loyal accomplice?”
Ivanka went on to praise her father’s openness to “divergent viewpoints.” In his first 100 days, Trump has presided over what is perhaps the most staunchly conservative agenda in modern history, has made climate change denial of cornerstone of his administration, has proposed a financial assault on social welfare programs, and tried – and failed – to take healthcare away from 24 million Americans. If he is “open” to divergent viewpoints, he certainly doesn’t take them into consideration when enacting his draconian policies.
Unless Ivanka does indeed moderate her father’s extremist views, she is nothing more than the beneficiary of nepotism running rampant in the White House.
Watch the excerpt from the interview below:
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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.