One would think that a day after the electoral college made her father’s loss to Joe Biden official, Ivanka Trump would just shut her pie-hole.
Unfortunately, she is too much like her dad, Donald Trump, to maintain a respectful silence in the face of humiliation and instead has opined on the wisdom of tried and true disease prevention strategy with a denigration of scientific expertise, inviting further humiliation upon herself.
These blanket lockdowns are not grounded in science. These arbitrary rules imposed by callous politicians are destroying lives. It is just wrong for small business owners to have fight so hard to keep their American dream alive. https://t.co/Z8O1m5fpp0
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 15, 2020
Somehow, it’s not surprising that Ivanka Trump is parroting her father’s prioritization of pecuniary commerce over public health.
It takes intelligence, imagination, and competence to envision a nation that ensures a steady income for its citizens while protecting them from the ravages of a deadly pandemic, something that the Trump administration has demonstrated it has next to none of during the 10 months that the COVID-19 crisis has battered our country.
Ivanka’s downright despicable lies about the benefits of lockdowns in reducing the transmission of the highly infectious coronavirus met a predictably negative response from those on social media sick of the Trump administration’s screwups when it comes to dealing with the pandemic.
It will never stop amazing us that in the midst of the worst pandemic in a century, rather than turning to doctors and scientists, the closest advisors to the president were his fashion-brand owning daughter and her slumlord husband. This is why we need tighter nepotism laws. https://t.co/l03AJ9H4pV
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) December 15, 2020
Allowing 300k people to die, passing on getting Pfizer vaccines, refusing to model good behavior by wearing a mask, pushing quack medical remedies and not getting direct stimulus help to Americans and small businesses is wrong and destroying lives. https://t.co/0kd2Lwc0b2
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) December 15, 2020
Meanwhile, hospitals and regional health care systems are facing dire consequences from ICUs overwhelmed with cases. Lockdowns are necessary to avoid health care system collapse.
Not that you care. You have access to care that no one else does.
— lawhawk #maskingforafriend (@lawhawk) December 15, 2020
Your own family even refused to wear masks at a hospital during a debate when it’s pretty likely you all knew your dad was positive with Coronavirus.
Your callous disregard for human life during this pandemic is well noted pic.twitter.com/8eOxjoVge4
— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@rewegreatyet) December 15, 2020
Small businesses would be in a lot better shape if her millionaire husband hadn’t gotten our ppp money.
— thatsweirdbecause (@dnctears) December 15, 2020
Only 36 days left until Donald Trump will be gone from the White House and the words of Ivanka Trump will have as much significance as the words printed on the back of a breakfast cereal box or less, actually, since at least the cereal box will have an ingredients list that’s presumably factual.
Hopefully, Ivanka and the rest of her grifting family will be investigated by the incoming Justice Department under Joe Biden and held accountable for their misdeeds posthaste.
Original reporting by David Badash at RawStory.
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