There's No Media Training For Acting Like A Human Being: Ivanka Trump Edition
Look, I’m not going to say I’m shocked to hear that Ivanka Trump has her daddy’s back when it comes to the gossip and scandal that has plagued his presidency (or more accurately, those sexual assault allegations). What I am shocked by is how she managed to keep that inappropriate smile plastered on her face while deflecting this direct question about whether or not she believes Donald Trump’s accusers.
You’d think the taste of shit would make it hard to grin in a moment like that, but Ivanka has spent her whole life in media training, preparing her to lie with such charming conviction and ease. And that subtle Chelsea Clinton burn was a nice touch as well! “I don’t think that’s a question you would ask (*LOADED PAUSE*) many other daughters…” Ouch! Yeah, I’m sure Chelsea never had to respond to questions about her father’s conduct while he was in office. Because she was a fucking child when he was in office. Ivanka, on the other hand, is a grown-ass woman and a mother, not to mention an “advisor” to her father in an official capacity. Asking about whether she believes her father is fair fucking game right now.
But look, she thinks it’s her “right” as a daughter to believe her father. Because she knows him. And she’s not alone in that! You know who else believed their father despite numerous allegations of sexual assault made by women? Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys!
Oh wait, no he didn’t. He literally said “I believe the allegations against my father are true, and I stand behind the women that made them.” So I guess it is possible for family members of alleged abusers to believe women, after all.
But Ivanka didn’t just travel all the way to South Korea to talk with NBC News about her father’s accusers. Apparently, she also discussed the issue of arming teachers in school — and it, uh, went about as well as you could expect:
“I think that having a teacher who is armed, who cares deeply about her students, or his students, and who is capable and qualified to bear arms is not a bad idea, but it is an idea that needs to be discussed.”
Let’s just chalk this whole episode up as another example of how Ivanka is the most sinister motherfucker in the room. And remember folks: all the media training in the world won’t make you a decent human being. It’ll just make it easier to smile with the taste of horse shit on your tongue.