Trump fawns all over Ivanka before doubling down on North Korea threats

On Friday afternoon, President Trump took a break from screaming at the television to fawn over his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump. While sitting among Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, and Ivanka, the president read a prepared regarding his daughter’s workforce development efforts.

“I also want to thank my daughter, Ivanka, on workforce training and her efforts,” Trump said. “She’s been working very, very hard to create new economic opportunities across America and, actually, across the world.”

Those opportunities apparently don’t exist for the viciously underpaid and overworked women who work in the foreign factories that produce the first daughter’s clothing and shoe lines. “And Ivanka, congratulations on working so hard,” Trump said when he finished his prepared statement.

Imagine thinking that hard work in and of itself is a stellar accomplishment deserving of public praise and adulation and not an actual necessity to survive in the world. Must be nice.

And working hard at what, exactly? It’s not like she has any actual influence over her father’s draconian policies.

President Trump then kept his tough talking streak alive by doubling down on threats to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un during a press conference on what is ostensibly a vacation.

Trump had plenty to say when a reporter asked him to clarify his “locked and loaded” tweet from Friday morning.

“And if he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat, which, by the way, he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years,” Trump told reporters at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course, “or if he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that’s an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast.”

This is truly the dumbest time to be alive.

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