President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump had a hand in ousting chief of staff Reince Priebus last week in an effort to hire a new chief who could “professionalize the West Wing” – but liberals are mad she hasn’t done more.
For someone credited with “having her father’s ear,” Ivanka Trump has been remarkably ineffective. https://t.co/fFeMuRkRLW
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) July 28, 2017
Specifically, Vogue.com contributing editor Michelle Ruiz is angry that Ivanka has done nothing to further Obama’s legacy regarding the LGBTQ community. Ruiz writes:
Just this June, in honor of Pride Month, the presidential daughter and special assistant to the president pledged to be an ally for the LGBTQ community, tweeting, “I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.” That support evidently doesn’t extend to the likely thousands of trans servicepeople (that’s the “T,” in LGBTQIA, Ms. Trump), who signed up to risk their lives on behalf of all Americans and whose careers now hang in the balance.
But it’s not bad enough that the First Daughter isn’t bending over backwards to accommodate transgender individuals who want to receive government-paid sex reassignment surgery. Ruiz also slams Ivanka for not continuing on Obama’s obsession with climate change:
On climate change: It was she who met with Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio during the transition, only to see her father make the U.S. one of the only developed nations on the planet to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
And, of course, it’s abhorrent that Ivanka – a woman – isn’t doing more to protect Planned Parenthood and close the gender pay gap:
While she fancies herself an “advocate for the education and empowerment of women and girls,” she’s been conspicuously (dead) silent as her father rolled back workplace protections that apply to the gender pay gap and continues to urge (to the point of public shaming) GOP congressmen to defund Planned Parenthood and pass health care bills that would strip coverage from millions of women—not quite a boon to women’s empowerment.
Oh, and of course Ruiz had to hearken back to the good ol’ days when Obama was president:
So far, as noted by former senior adviser to President Obama Dan Pfeiffer, “Ivanka might be the least influential Presidential advisor in history.”
Liberal anger with Ivanka is completely overblown. There’s no chance in hell that she or anyone else could persuade President Trump to further Obama’s “legacy.” Trump was elected by promising to undo Obama’s policies, and he’s doing just that (unlike some other Republicans). Liberals like Ruiz are just looking for a punching bag – and unfortunately for Ivanka, she’s the best option at the moment.
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