It’s not really clear what Ivanka Trump was expecting when she came to Washington DC, but she’s clearly disappointed. Maybe she’s gotten far too used to things being really easy and just handed to her, so when she’s finally criticized for it, it took her aback.
Ivanka’s daddy, Donald Trump, gave her a role in the White House as a “special assistant” — you know, because she’s special. No one is really certain what she does, and many assume she’s a placeholder for First Lady with Melania not really participating in much of anything.
Appearing on ‘Fox & Friends’ on Monday morning, Ivanka let the couch know how hard it’s been for her.
Around the :45 second mark, Ivanka is asked about what it’s like in Washington. She then responds:
“It is hard. There’s a level of viciousness that I was not expecting — I wasn’t expecting the intensity of this experience — but this isn’t supposed to be easy…My father and his administration intends to be transformative and we want to do big bold things. We’re looking to change status quo, so I didn’t expect it was going to be easy. I think some of the distractions and some of the veracity, I was a little blindsided by on a personal level.”
I’ll wait for you to wipe your tears away before we continue.
She’s literally trying to sound as if she wants to do great things for the nation but then stands by her father’s line that everything else that has come up (Russia, pushing her products, etc.) are “distractions.”
There’s a reason Saturday Night Live goes after her for being complicit, because she clearly seems to be complicit.
There’s nothing wrong with working with your family, but when you can’t seem to wrap your head around why people are going after you, your dad, and most of your family, and consider criticism “distractions,” then say how hard it is to actually, well, work hard, don’t expect people to feel bad for you.
Yes, Washington DC is vicious. It’s the nature of the beast. It’s politics. When you’re not cushioned by the comfort of always having things your way because daddy hands you everything you’ve got, all we can say it, welcome to the real world where people are held accountable.
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