Americans facing financial hardships precipitated by the spread of the coronavirus fear not: the incredibly unqualified queen of nepotism herself, Ivanka Trump, is on the case. As our nation struggles to contend with the dual specters of mounting deaths and economic slowdown, the president is once again demonstrating where his crooked priorities lie.
During a conference call with business leaders today, Trump elected to bring the First Daughter along, giving her a seat at the table that could have easily been filled by any one of the countless economic experts that the President of the United States has access to. As if that weren’t already enough, he actually handed the conversation over to her to lead.
It was a transparent effort to undeservedly inflate her public profile once again, pumping political capital to her that she can eventually use for financial gain or—should fate be so cruel—to boost an eventual bid for elected office.
Ivanka’s remarks were utterly inane as usual, a mix of fawning praise for her ignoramus father and trite platitudes that allow her to project the facade of caring about other people without actually taking concrete steps.
At one point, the president made the absolutely laughable claim that Ivanka “created over 15 million jobs.”
“My daughter Ivanka Trump who just wants to have people working. I gave her lots of options. What do you like? She created over 15 million jobs working with some of you, but working with the biggest companies in the world,” claimed Trump without evidence.
Moments like this make one yearn for a time when the American government with all its tremendous power wasn’t treated like the personal property of a cryptocriminal family with monarchal fantasies. When the Trumps are finally, blessedly ejected from the Oval Office it will take ages to wash out the stench of corruption.
When your desire to give your daughter political exposure outweighs your desire to put competent people on an issue pic.twitter.com/r5uK8WS9h8
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) April 7, 2020
Trump just told the completely egregious lie that Ivanka Trump "created over 15 million jobs." That would be more than twice the total number of jobs created in the country before coronavirus wrecked the economy. pic.twitter.com/zniSteAbv6
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 7, 2020
As is so often the case, social media was quick to inundate the president’s daughter with the most brutal (and well-deserved) of criticisms.
Did Ivanka create all of those jobs over in China with her clothing line? https://t.co/NPqbUhAPQx
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) April 7, 2020
Ivanka is trying to get her hands on that #coronavirus relief money.
— Kim (@kim) April 7, 2020
Can someone please tell us what qualifies Ivanka Trump to work in the White House? https://t.co/VHz2ZpSW4L
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) April 7, 2020
Ivanka? Why is Ivanka even involved in this? This is just crazy.
— Todd Michael Schultz (@ToddMikeSchultz) April 7, 2020
Who elected @IvankaTrump to handle this?
This season of The Apprentice is wild!
— Better Call Saul-ruk (@tsawruk) April 7, 2020
On what planet did Ivanka create 15 million jobs? Asking for the entire planet. #TrumpPressBriefing
— Schovillova (@Schovillova) April 7, 2020
The incompetent and unqualified Ivanka is back at the WH fielding questions?
Of course she is. This is nepotism because but for her daddy being in the WH, she’d probably be in jail for real estate fraud.
— lawhawk (@lawhawk) April 7, 2020
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) April 7, 2020
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.