Courtesy of Politico:.@IvankaTrump aims to use the first lady’s lectern to champion liberal causes https://t.co/t43gRg1bLf | AP pic.twitter.com/GBqHgKRkLL— POLITICO (@politico) December 2, 2016
If there were any question whether Ivanka’s deep involvement in her father’s divisive campaign would ruin her social standing among liberals, here was her answer: Less than two months before Election Day, she was still a member of the club — albeit with a full security detail keeping her at a slight remove.
Ivanka, 35, Trump’s avatar among the moneyed left-wing elite, is now poised to be the first “first daughter” in modern history to play a larger public role than the first lady. And she’s positioning herself exactly as she did that weekend — as a bridge to moderates and liberals disgusted and depressed with the tone and tenor of the new leader of the free world.
And the ambitious daughter, who once plotted her career around international brand domination, is planning to take on an even heavier lift. Ivanka wants to make climate change — which her father has called a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese — one of her signature issues, a source close to her told Politico. The source said Ivanka is in the early stages of exploring how to use her spotlight to speak out on the issue.
Okay while I appreciate at least somebody advocating for protecting this planet, does it HAVE to come with so many incestuous overtones?
I mean the First Lady is the first lady, and the daughter is supposed to just show up for photo-ops and to help her father demonstrate his family values. Right?
But apparently there is a void and Ivanka aims to fill it:
Trump’s third wife, Melania, has made no public appearances or statements since Election Day, save for the family’s joint “60 Minutes” interview. (The Slovenian-born former model has been spotted outside of her home in Trump Tower only twice — dining privately and silently at 21 and at Serafina with family members).
Instead, it’s Ivanka’s expressionless exterior — and continued comfort and acceptance in the social circles that recoil at Trump pére — that are gelling into the lead family role for the most temperamental and mercurial incoming president in the country’s history.
Oh man, what in the hell were those Trump voters thinking?
Look I hope that Ivanka is able to change her father's mind on climate change, I really do.
I just hope that she does not have to get all Genesis 19:33 to convince him.