OK, I had said I wasn’t going to write about Ivanka Trump again anytime soon.
But that was before Trump was insulted last week at the faux globalist do-gooder W20 conference in Germany.
Speaking on a panel, “Inspiring Women: Scaling Up Women’s Entrepreneurship,” Trump was cool and collected when asked about her role in the Trump White House. And despite the curt moderator’s attempt to scold Trump, saying, “some attitudes toward women your father has displayed might leave one questioning whether he’s such an empowerer for women,” Trump still proved successful in defending the president.
Imagine if that same statement had been directed at Chelsea Clinton about her father, former President Bill Clinton. The moderator would have been chastised. But when directed at President Donald Trump, the moderator was praised and Ivanka Trump was greeted with boos.
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If Chelsea Clinton had been at the Berlin conference, the adoration and swooning would have been almost too much to bear. Does anyone believe the over-hyped and under-accomplished Clinton would have been booed had she defended her father? The insufferable audience would have treated her like an icon, never mind her own family’s history of mean-spirited treatment of women.
But putting the Clintons aside, can anyone really think of a better representative than Ivanka Trump to speak for the administration during a discussion on women in business? Trump has actual real-world experience in manufacturing, she’s launched retail lines that bear her name and she has taken real risks in the unforgiving retail marketplace.
Both as an entrepreneur and a White House adviser, Trump is a unique asset. She has the president’s ear and has proved, by all accounts, to be calm, poised and capable. Even prior to receiving her formal White House position, Trump back-channeled with members of Congress during the transition on the issues of child-care tax credits and paid maternity leave legislation. And, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has noted, Trump is providing “input on a variety of areas that she has deep compassion and concerns about, especially women in the workforce and empowering women.”
But for the rancorous crowd of vindictive anti-Trumpers, Ivanka Trump’s demonstrated commitment to female empowerment fell on deaf ears. Nothing she could have said would have appeased the eco-euro-leftist phonies in the crowd.
Everybody needs to just get over Ivanka Trump’s role at the White House. It is not unprecedented and appears to be handled in a way that is transparent and compliant with the spirit and letter of the law -- unlike Hillary Clinton’s role in her husband’s White House. It’s clear that Trump is a net plus for this White House. And her success is good for our government and the country as a whole -- even the “resistance.”