Ivanka Trump admits she’s completely useless
In an interview with Financial Times, senior adviser to the president Ivanka Trump explicitly admits what we’ve always known: that she’s completely useless in her White House role. The first daughter did her best to destroy the narrative that she and her husband Jared Kushner act as moderating forces in the administration, thus absolving her from any responsibility when her father goes rogue and does things like tweet out a transgender military ban in the wee hours of the morning.
“Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me,” Ivanka said. “That my presence in and of itself would carry so much weight with my father that he would abandon his core values and the agenda that the American people voted for when they elected him. It’s not going to happen. To those critics, shy of turning my father into a liberal, I’d be a failure to them.”
She also said that going public with her misgivings on the her father’s policies, like pulling out of the Paris Agreement, means she’s “not part of the team.” In other words, a craven lust for power is clearly more important than having conviction or backbone.
Given how her brother Eric Trump told the press that Ivanka likely influenced the president’s decision to bomb Syria, the first daughter is clearly trying to have it both ways by having credit for her influence leaked when she successfully sways her dad, and then mitigating the power she has when he disregards her advice.
In any case, where she failed to persuade her father to abandon his “core values,” Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are picking up the slack.