Ivanka Trump doesn’t realize that world leaders are just trying to flatter her

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Precious Ivanka Trump has not had the best week. She went all the way to Berlin only to be asked direct questions about her complicity in her father’s misogyny, and then she got booed for her trouble. She even had to answer questions about being her father’s “accomplice,” whatever that means. “Accomplice” is one of the words that people throw around, words that have no meaning to the Precious Ivankas of the world, words like complicit, sycophant, Electra complex and “stop trying to hump Justin Trudeau.” Add to all that, we learned about Precious Ivanka’s Chinese sweatshops! So, it was a bad week. Here are some of the stories that have come out of Ivanka’s bad week.

The Global Effort to Flatter Precious Ivanka. The New Yorker has a great piece about how the international community – world leaders, diplomats, etc – have realized that if they flatter Ivanka, maybe she can convince her father to do their bidding or perhaps she can convince her father to not be so unhinged. This is a fool’s errand, because while Ivanka and Bigly have a strange, uncomfortable relationship, she actually isn’t looking out for anyone else other than herself.

Precious Ivanka bakes. She’s been doing a charm-offensive for her neighbors in the DC neighborhood of Kalorama. These are the same neighbors who hate her and drink wine whilst watching protesters throw a dance party in front of her house. Ivanka has apparently been bringing her children and baked goods to neighbor’s houses in an effort to make peace.

100 Days of Precious Ivanka. The New Republic discusses Ivanka’s first 100 days as half-FLOTUS, half-senior adviser to the president. Basically, her 100-day report card sucks as much as her father’s report card.

Precious Ivanka’s messy Today interview. We already talked about the “accomplice” part of Ivanka’s Today interview, but here’s a bigger clip, where Precious Ivanka denies the very idea that world leaders are flattering her and including her in discussions that are way over head. Ivanka also said words about how her father should be letting in Syrian refugees. And now the Deplorables are mad at her… just about that one thing though.

Queen Maxima, Ivanka Trump at the G20 women in Business conference in Berlin

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

 

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  1. nemera34 says:

    She is talking about a Global Humanitarian Crisis. But what has her family done over the years. I’m curious. Is this something she has talked about in the past or is it just now that her Father is in the position he is in. I remember people bragging about her for years. That whole family in fact. They all just remind me of a different version of the Kardashian family.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Nothing. They have done nothing. And doubtful it has even been on her radar.

    • LadyMTL says:

      She probably couldn’t spell Syria unless she had a map in front of her eyes. I doubt for one moment that she’s given it any amount of thought other than a few weeks ago when she convinced Daddy Dearest to launch those missiles.

    • Megan says:

      It is killing me that these corrupt pigs are running the country. If the House Senate committees don’t hurry up with their investigations, I am going to lose my mind.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        They’re in no hurry because their heads are Republican, they’re understaffed and under-resourced, and because Burr of N.C. is corrupted by money. Nunes recused himself, because he was so obviously compromised, but his replacement is probably not the brightest bulb on the tree.

    • Sus877 says:

      Yeah, before this, Ivanka was “helping” the world by helping her father continue to be corrupt by not paying vendors, borrowing money from sleazy oligarchs/spies/terrorists and running scams like TU. Now, the whole family & their Nazi friends have a whole new cash flow- the American taxpayer- and more resources- pay to play for polluting public land- huzzah. Yes, the Kardashians are also thirsty fame addicts like the deplorable “1st family”, but at least they aren’t actively working to irreparably damage all the world, esp poor people, PoC, gay people, US soldiers, the environment etc. The Ks have yet to spend MILLIONS of their employers (us, the taxpayers) on murderous, incompetent raids, useless bombs, hypocritical luxury trips, or golf outings. The Ks might not make the world a better place, but at least they aren’t tweeting to incite crazy dictators to distract from their crimes or polluting the water & air willy nilly.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Yeah, the main issue with the Kardashians is that they were part of a celebrity culture that allowed people of very little value to society to become famous, wealthy, even admired. Trump rode that celebrity culture wave all the way to the White House, abetted by evangelicals and the NRA, or what the media decided to call the white working class.

      • Bootsie says:

        Yeah, WATP – there’s a definite connection to be drawn between the forces that created the K family and those that raised up the Trumps to the White House

    • Bitchy says:

      The Kardashians stick to what they know they can do. Trumps haven’t gotten that smart yet.

  2. Beth says:

    First thing I notice every time I see her picture, is her weird neck. It’s sooo long, and her daddy doesn’t even have one

  3. MunichGirl says:

    I wonder how often she writes “Madam President Ivanka Trump” in her diary.

  4. grabbyhands says:

    While I could see that she doesn’t understand that they are flattering her to curry favor with her father and don’t really take her seriously, because honestly one of the many character faults she shares with her father is a bloated yet wholly undeserved sense of self importance, I could also see that ultimately it won’t matter for her because at the end of the day attention is attention and it is netting her lots of lucrative deals.

    • Vagenius says:

      Yes, you nailed it. “bloated yet wholly undeserved sense of self importance” the sense of entitlement is breathtaking.

      Seating what is basically a (knocked-of)f shoe salesperson next to a World leader is so incredibly arrogant, how can she not be completely EMBARRASSED??? She and especially her creepy husband have ZERO qualifications!

  5. Lightpurple says:

    No doubt the neighbors are thrilled to receive cupcakes with icing smeared by Arabella and Joseph.

    The bit about refugees is just lip service and an old Republican tactic. The Bush family always tried to soften its anti-women stance by “well, Barbara might disagree with the President” and “well, Laura has different ideas about abortion than George does.” All of which was irrelevant to what the administration was actually doing. No difference on this issue.

    And, she and her father are not doing anything to empower women in the United States or elsewhere, unless the woman is named Ivanka Trump.

    • Bridget says:

      Laura Bush DISAPPEARED through W’s presidency, too.

      • maisie says:

        At least Barbara and Laura LIVED in the White House with their husbands, even though they didn’t do much as FLOTUSes. We’re paying millions upon millions for Melania to stay in NYC doing nothing while she avoids her loathsome husband, while Ivanka swans around the White House like she owns the place, meets with world leaders even though she has no experience, and is only doing it to secure more millions for herself.

        Really – the Trumps have far, far surpassed the Kardashians/Jenners in vulgarity, classlessness and out-and-out grifting. They’re despicable.

    • JustBitchy says:

      She aint baking nothing it’s all the Chinese nanny or some housekeeper

  6. Beth says:

    I wonder if any neighbors she’s bringing baked goods to have thrown the pie right in her face.

  7. boredblond says:

    Everyone should know by now that if you flatter any of this bunch, they’ll eat it up..egos that need constant feeding..the reason he keeps going back for ‘rallies’ with his uninformed fans.

  8. Alliswell says:

    I liked her alot better when she was living in NY and we never heard her speak. Now she’s just showing her true colors.

  9. SusanneToo says:

    I’m just waiting for the trump post, “Major conflict with NK and I thought being president would be easy.”

    He’s a ******* moron.

  10. Eric says:

    The administration just cannot shake the Flynn debacle. It’s wearing them down like they’ve been trying to wear us down.

    Emperor Zero is lamenting the amount of work he now has to do. He complained to Reuters that he can’t even drive a car around town. Ffs, EZ-D, you’re the “president!” Just rent out Laguna Seca and rip around the track for a few hours.

    I smell a resignation coming as he continues to lament his previous life and the impending doom of handcuffs encircling the wrists of his previous (and eventually) current staffers, aides, and counselors.

    • Lightpurple says:

      And yet, he had time yesterday to go on a Twitter spree to spread lies about Democrats and the government shutdown.

      • Kitten says:

        He’s RTing a Fox & Friends segment about Liz Warren being upset with Obama’s 400K speech.

        I still do NOT understand why people are making this into a thing? As I have said many times around here, I heard GW Bush speak at a financial conference a couple years ago. The year before that I had the opportunity (and I passed) to hear Cheney speak at a financial conference. I have heard Ben Bernanke speak at a financial conference.

        This is NOT unusual. It is very, VERY typical for former presidents as well as former members of a presidential administration to take paid speaking engagements once they leave Office. I mean WTF. Like Trump won’t be taking every f*cking opportunity to get paid to speak once he’s out of there. GTFOH with that shit.

      • SusanneToo says:

        @Kitten And trump is making the big bucks WHILE HE IS IN THE WH!! Crooked as a businessman. Crooked as president.

      • Beth says:

        @Kitten, maybe the people thinking getting paid big $ for former presidents or any celebs to do speeches live under a rock. Even the Kardashians and Jenners get paid to do this. Congrats to everyone who was there to see Obama give his speech. Wish I had been there.

        Do the people bitching about this forget that Trump is so greedy that millions of the dollars it costs us for his vacations are going right into his wallet?

      • NtSoSclBtrfly says:

        @kitten-
        No doubt, because he’s sure taking every f*cking opportunity to get paid right now!

      • jwoolman says:

        Kitten – what’s weird about the fuss is also that $400,000 is on the low end for a speaker of his level. Hillary was getting $250,000, which was at the low end of the fee scale for the agency that she worked through. Bill was getting a lot more as an ex-Prez. The Clintons’ speaker fees meant they were able to easily push millions of dollars into their Foundation projects and refill their own coffers pretty well (they weren’t in good shape financially after the White House, compared to when they started).

        Those amounts are very much in line with what institutions and organizations will pay to get speakers like them. Universities have endowed lecture series so they can bring in some big names. Getting famous speakers pays off for the sponsors in various ways: publicity, $ paid by the audience in some cases, prestige which leads to more $$$.

        Donald Trump has claimed that he got $1.5 million for a speech once.

        In the Wall Street case, since Obama isn’t likely to hold a political office in the foreseeable future, he can’t help them anyway so there isn’t even a whiff of corruption here. Such speaking engagements and book deals will make it easy for him to support his own pet projects, though.

      • Bitchy says:

        @ jwoolman

        Let’s be a bit more precise here.
        Ex-Presidents aren’t just invited because they are Ex-Presidents. But because they have connections which they can pull on behalf of those who invite them. Even as Ex-Presidents they can lobby for less taxes and less financial sector regulations and similar. They usually know things (dirt) about people who are still in office and call in favours on behalf of those who pay them six figures for relatively ordinary speeches. Also there are a lot of government pots for student grants and special research grants and other special things which universities are interested in. Presidents and Ex-Presidents can help there as they usually know the guys who decide about who gets the money/grants/whatever. And if you have a child who wants to join some prestigeous stock market company / law firm / media company then an Ex-President can help you easily by calling in favours. No joke here.

        I would like to share a true story from Germany as I suppose this kind of crap happens in all western countries in a similar matter:
        My father witnessed the following crap. And the “ex-president” in that case was merely a former older ex-governor. My father who is interested in politics did attend some kind of conference. As did the ex-governor who officially retired from politics a decade ago. My father and the ex-governor got into a little talk one-on-one. Then the ex-governor suddenly said: “Wait a minute I got to talk to somebody. Then we continue our conversation.” This governor then turned around and asked a manager: “Can my relative get this very nice trainee position in South America in your company? He just graduated from business studies.” The manager didn’t even ask about the relative’s precise qualifications. He just said: “Yes, of course.” That was it. That is how an ex-governor secures a position for a relative. No favours and no begging involved. And this is a very well-known big German and international company. The ex-governor did secure the position by simply asking a manager if a trainee position would be available for his relative. Just like that. And that was it. He was a lowly ex-governor who left politics a decade ago. No bigwig. He didn’t make that big a cut in politics. Think about that.

        And if Ex-Governors and Ex-Presidents can do the above then guess what an incumbent President can do for you. Or an Ex-President.

    • Christin says:

      And he said he thought this job would be easier than his previous role (I chose that latter word with care).

  11. WeAreAllMadeofStars says:

    Does she have a sore throat in the interview? She also can’t move that face of hers. Very weird, and definitely looks better in photos than moving.

  12. robyn says:

    Flattery and some cash will get you everywhere if you’re the Trumps. The deplorables Ivanka and her dad aligned themselves with don’t see reason and they certainly don’t want Syrian refugees, people of color or Muslims. According to a poll, the deplorables don’t even care if Russia colluded with Trump to influence the election. These deplorable supporters of her dad are a different breed altogether. They wave the flag and sing about patriotism but, if they don’t care about Russian collusion, they are not patriots and they certainly don’t love America.

  13. detritus says:

    I bought a shirt with that blue print on it in 1998. For $10 at Sirens.

  14. IlsaLund says:

    Is it me, or does she kind of resemble that young lady on the HGTV show, Flip or Flop? The one whose divorcing her husband but still doing the tv show with him?

  15. HappyMom says:

    She has some chutzpah to be on that stage with all of those accomplished women.

  16. adastraperaspera says:

    Ivanka has been groomed to be duplicitous since childhood. Her mother, Ivanna, never fully relinquished her Soviet identity. She took Tr*mp to Russia for his first visit in mid-1980s and pushed him to run for president then. She raised the kids to value only money and status. This con has been running for decades. Ivanka does not care about acceptance or flattery. She just wants access. Once in larger circles, she knows she can find the bad apples and cut bigger deals.

    • Lisa says:

      Ivana is Czech, not Russian. And I really doubt that Ivanka’s attitudes about money, power, lying to get what you want and milking any opportunity to make money, came from her mother. She’s all Trump, a long line of grifting snakes.

      • adastraperaspera says:

        Sorry, I meant that at the time Czechoslovakia was part of the Soviet state when Ivanna was raised there. I agree there is enough corruption on the Tr*mp side for anyone. Just not wanting to leave out Ivanna’s push for Tr*mp to become president, and how the trip to Moscow in the 80s most likely planted the seed.

      • Bitchy says:

        just because Ivana was raised in a soviet satellite stat (Czechoslovakia) that doesn’t mean it made her a greedy semi-criminal monyed-slave. She was a competetive skier, I believe. I think Trump might have had a negative influence on her, yes, but she never stroke me as evil nor as a psychologically weirdly twisted personality like Trump. She was more some kind of hockey mum except it wasn’t hockey. Ivana pushed Ivanka into modelling which is all about looks and surface and sales.

        I don’t quite remember: which ones were Ivana’s evil deeds?

    • JustBitchy says:

      @To The Stars Through Hardship- spot on!

  17. NtSoSclBtrfly says:

    Return of the ch0ad on shoulders photo, I see.

  18. Indiana Joanna says:

    Ugh. She is just awful. She thinks of the world in terms of running a knock off handbag business. Curating colors and purse handle sizes while squeezing out profits by paying sweatshop wages to people who are desperate for work.

    She has never been an impressive person. Her priorities lie in having extensive plastic surgery and enormous implants to impress daddy. Her silly flavor of the month buzzwords mean nothing. Yeah, I can see that these world leaders are just baby sitting her in the hope that it will appease baby fists into not launching a nuclear warhead.

  19. Bridget says:

    Ivanka has long considered herself more serious than her other celebutante counterparts, and she’s confused image with reality. She didn’t get into her fancy schools because she’s smarter or better qualified than the other applicants – she got in because she’s a Trump. She didn’t get her job because she’s good at real estate acquisitions, she got it because she’s a Trump. And yet she’s deluded herself to think otherwise. For someone who’s long held herself up as having sharp business acumen and savvy, to be confronted by the idea that you don’t actually have the respect that you so desperately crave? It’s hopefully a harsh dose of reality.

  20. Kathleen says:

    Kaiser, I am a conservative, and I disagree with your political opinions 99.9% of the time. I guess you’d probably call me a deplorable. But I giggle with delight every time you sh*t on Ivanka (and Jared kushner). On this one thing I agreee with you 100% of the time. I accept & welcome a dedicated FLOTUS, but PI is not an elected official, not qualified to give her opinion on anything other than being a spoiled brat, she’s riddled with conflicts of interest, and every time she speaks I cringe with fear and loathing. I fully expect a major scandal that involves EB (emperor bigly), PI, JK, their conflicts of interest, and (add whatever pending revolting issue you like here…).

  21. jay says:

    Queen Maxima shines next to Ivanka! Really shows how her plastic surgery has made her face strange

  22. jwoolman says:

    Ivanka may have been shaken by the bad reception she received from people in the audience. They definitely felt she was lying about her father’s great interest in “empowerment of women” and weren’t shy about making disapproving noises. So hissing is a German boo?!? I guess it must be a little different than the hiss I’ve learned from my feline staff. Maybe less spit?

    She also certainly didn’t expect the hardball questions, although she should have guessed from German reporters’ questions when Angela Merkel came to DC to tutor her father. He’s a slow learner, though, he asked Merkel 11 times if he could make a trade deal with Germany. Each time she patiently explained no, you have to deal with the EU, Germany is part of the EU. He finally seemed to get it the 11th time, but his sieve-like mind might not have retained it. She apparently told her cabinet that Trump lacks basic understanding about how the EU and trade work.

    • Bitchy says:

      German critics large and by all think that Ivanka got relatively easy questions. She did get away way to easy. She was there as some kind of inofficial-official spokesperson-ambassador of the US government which lately made some not-so-good decisions. She should have gotten much more and much harder questions.

  23. jwoolman says:

    One thing to remember, as John Oliver pointed out, we don’t really have any evidence that Ivanka or Jared are moderating Trump in any way. Either they are trying and not succeeding, or their views really do coincide with his, or they don’t really care.

    Besides, even if Trump were persuaded to be more moderate and less heartless, he isn’t likely to stay persuaded once he runs into someone else who will re-implant his original view. It’s impossible to know what Trump really will do because he doesn’t know himself. He just drifts with the wind.

    • addie says:

      Ivanka and Jared are guard dogs – making sure no-one ascends too much, potentially usurping their own influence with Trump (see Fall of Bannon’s influence). That’s why they are at the WH. Trump is too doddering, too unstable to be left alone to deal with people, all of whom have a self-serving agenda. Of course Ivanka and Jared care only for themselves, and will manipulate Trump in any way to safeguard their own prospects.

  24. Stella in NH says:

    Observing the grand mess of our executive branch of our government, I am amazed at how uneducated they seem. Is that an indictment on the private schools? Is it that they don’t read? I went to all public schools including a public university and feel that I know a lot more about this world than they do.

  25. Ravensdaughter says:

    She doesn’t realize a lot. I’m surprised the interviewer at the German family conference with Angela Merkel chewed her up and spit her out. Then again, it seems that Angela has no use for the Trumps (go Angela!)

    • Bitchy says:

      Sadly Ivanka didn’t get chewed nor bitten.

      Angie Merkel does whatever she is told to do. You just can’t always be sure who does the telling!
      And yes, I am German.

      The US has too many nukes to be ignored. And lately the US have complained about the German trade surplus. (rightly so, a trade surplus means that the stupid Germans worked for other nations without reaping the benefits.)