Ivanka is no patriot. "She behaves as if her role is benign diplomacy, rather than what her role should be — acknowledging and fighting against the madness" 🐷
"That, I’d argue, is everyone’s essential problem with Ivanka, even if they haven’t quite put their finger on it: She behaves as if we are in normal times. She behaves as if she is working in a normal administration. And she behaves as if her role is benign diplomacy, rather than what her role should be — acknowledging and fighting against the madness.
"What she could do — what only she could do — is act as a public check on the president of the United States. She could offer an informed, clear-eyed perspective on her father’s behaviors and fitness for office. ....”
"Instead, while the president unleashes strange rants about “America’s Spying Apparatus,” and how Hurricane Dorian really was going to hit Alabama, Ivanka posts photos of herself hugging women in the strawberry field.
"She is the single person on the planet whose public approval or disapproval of her father could possibly matter — to him or to his supporters.
"If she wanted to be thought of as a serious person, as a hero rather than a passive villain or cipher, she could have impact where she actually could have unique, meaningful impact."
Ivanka Trump is acting as if everything is normal
Washington Post, September 5, 2019