Recently there has been a fair amount of hostility aimed at the target, which is Ivanka Trump. After drawing some booze on a stage in her visit to Germany it seemed like the floodgates holding back a wall of criticism were opened, making you wonder what is really going on.
If Ivanka was a White House aid for say, a liberal administration, she’d be hailed as hero and be received all kinds of praise and positive recognition. However unusual it may be that the President’s daughter is not only one of Trump’s top advisors who serves without pay on the White House staff, it seems like she is being targeted for the hate that should be aimed at her father.
When she was asked by NBC’s Hallie Jackson how she felt about being called an “accomplice” to her father, she stated, “I think one of the things I value about my father as first a business man and now as a leader of the country, is that he creates ideas and he likes to hear from people with divergent viewpoints. And that’s not always true in politics.”
Even so, people such as former Ted Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter and others condemning nepotism have said that “When I see Ivanka taking on this role, I see her becoming like Hilary Clinton in the worst ways. She’s sort of becoming increasingly unlikable. She’s trying to get these jobs she’s not qualified for based on family connections.”
That being said, there seems to be some underlying attitude that Ivanka Trump shouldn’t be working for her father, shouldn’t be defending her father, or should somehow be transforming her father into a moderate. One who practices all these policies that are typical of what a left-leading Manhattan resident might pursue.
In reality, she has been an advocate for women’s rights, family leave and childcare. People who expect her to take a different role and hold her accountable for her father’s past comments about women seem to be just taking their anger towards President Trump out on her. Maybe a better approach would be to judge Ivanka on her actions and choices in the White House and not her family connections.