Ivanka Trump is rereading The Odyssey & learning to play guitar ‘in her free time’

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Even though I’m not rich and I don’t live in a big mansion, I know I’m very privileged, even more so in this pandemic. I already worked from home, and the pandemic has barely disrupted my work schedule. I don’t have a job or a lifestyle where I’m being put in danger of viral infections constantly. I am still employed, still paying my bills, and I have my health and my family members are all doing well too. I’m grateful that I haven’t been too affected by what’s happening.

Someone else who hasn’t been too affected? Ivanka Trump, who has been isolating for weeks. She got exposed at some point in March, and she’s been in lockdown – ?? – I think for less than two weeks. Which means she’s not in the White House to act as “senior advisor” to daddy. So what IS Ivanka doing now that she’s spent more time with her children than she ever has before? Don’t worry, peasants, she’s keeping busy. Ivanka thinks the pandemic lockdown is the perfect moment to pick up a guitar and learn how to play. Or, you know, start learning Greek and re-read The Odyssey.

Ivanka Trump has revealed that she is rereading The Odyssey and learning to play guitar in her free time while describing her self-quarantine experience as similar to “pretty much every parent around the country” amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, President Trump’s eldest daughter appeared on Yahoo Finance to take part in a remote interview, where she discussed her father’s plans for the country as well as the steps she’s taken to help curb the spread of the virus.

Describing herself as a “pretty strong advocate of social distancing from a personal practise perspective,” Ms Trump said she has been working from home and “doing as much telephonically as possible”. However, according to the mother-of-three, who shares children Arabella, Theodore and Joseph with husband Jared Kushner, it hasn’t necessarily been easy for the entire family to stay home, as the children are “growing more restless by the day” – an experience Ms Trump believes “pretty much every parent around the country is going through”.

“It’s unique times but I’m trying to reframe all of it through the lens of the joy of having this family connectivity, even if it is sometimes taxing,” the 38-year-old said. The social distancing practises haven’t kept Ms Trump, who works as senior advisor to the president, from finding opportunities to “expand her mind,” however, as she told Yahoo’s Sibile Marcellus that she’s been using newly free time during her evenings and weekends that would normally have been spent at a work-related commitment or school function to “explore things I normally wouldn’t have prioritised”.

“So I’ve got a Coursera free course going in Greek and Roman mythology so I’m rereading The Odyssey, and I’ve started to learn to play the guitar,” Ms Trump said. “And now I’m really working on it, as I sit with my kids when they are sleeping or napping. That’s what I’m doing.”

[From The Independent]

Tone-deaf? For sure. A lot of these Karens, Beckys and Ivankas have been showing their asses during the pandemic, as they complain about being confined to their 20-bedroom mansions or escaping to their third vacation home. The thing is, I bet a lot of (rich, elite) parents are just isolating and doing similar things, just trying to fill the time and that’s what Ivanka was trying to say. But the problem is that she’s “working from home” at her job in the Trump White House, the same administration which is actively killing people through mismanagement, neglect and stupidity. But hey, at least Ivanka is “learning Greek.”

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    Whaaaat. If she is truly an “advisor”, she should have ZERO free time right now!!!
    This entire family belongs in jail. For multiple reasons.

    • Esmom says:

      Exactly. She’s an advisor only when she thinks it will result in a good photo op. Purely performative. And utterly disgusting.

      • line says:

        All of her career since her birth is purely performative .All she know do is that play a barbie who pretends to work. She had starts like barbie who work like supermodel, then barbie who work like estate agent in New -york, barbie is businesswoman and since her father became president she tries to plays barbie who become genius politician hoping to become barbie first female president of the united states.

    • Allergy says:

      She has no advice to offer anyway.
      Can’t wait to see the Trump family in prison. How are they still walking free? With all the con and shady business, even before big turd was the president?
      She’s repulsively stupid.

    • Ivon says:

      She is beyond stupid.

    • megs283 says:

      YUP! How tf does she have free time. I work FT and I’m a mom and I have nooooooo free time right now.

  2. carmen says:

    Hard to fathom that she is a “senior” advisor to Trump. Regarding her free time activities, why would a UK paper even care?

  3. minx says:

    Thank you for posting these really unflattering pictures of her 😂. She’s so weird looking.
    And she and her grifting husband can fcuk off.

    • Trillion says:

      bravo, Minx. He’s like. a porcelain boy whose trying to please Daddy so he can become a real boy!

  4. emmy says:

    I don’t think she’s learning Greek, she’s taking a course in Greek mythology. She would have to study Ancient Greek to truly get into Homer. I don’t recommend it, get a damn translation.

    Anyway. I hadn’t noticed that she had fixed the maternity leave issue yet. Good for her! She deserves me-time then, of course.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Well I just got put on unpaid leave from my job and am trying to file for unemployment but the site is down and the phone number hangs up on you. But I’m glad Nepotism Barbie has been able to squeeze in time to learn a new instrument during this time.

    • Esmom says:

      Oh gosh, VV, so sorry. My non-profit has been advised to furlough employees, which means no pay and no eligibility for unemployment. It’s crazy how quickly everything has turned to sh^t. Best of luck getting through.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Thank you. I believe you can still file for unemployment with furlough the new financial relief bill so I would encourage your coworkers to try. Here’s to praying I get through 🙏🏽

    • Joanna says:

      Omg, that’s my nickname for her too! 🤣

  6. EscapedConvent says:

    This has to be one of the funniest, most surreal things I’ve ever heard. The guitar is bizarre enough, but she’s reading the f***ing •Odyssey.•?

    This is too much. Too much. Let us know when Jared Kushner starts playing the harpsichord.

    • Allergy says:

      Oh but don’t you know he’s already a master of harpsichord? He mastered it years ago, like everything else.
      Moronic turds.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      She’s REreading the f*****g Odyssey.

      Sure, Jan…🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

  7. Astrid says:


  8. Jerusha says:

    Rereading, my ass. Doubt she’s capable of anything more challenging than Judith Krantz.
    BTW, I’m rereading Remembrance of Times Past while at the same time sewing 2000 masks and giving a piano concert on IG. Just all in a day’s work.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      THIS. My money says that she never read it in high school in the first place, only the Cliff Notes.

      I spent two years of my life in high school reading all twelve books of The Aeneid in Latin. Got a 4 on my AP Latin exam too. Just a wee bit more difficult than Judith Krantz or Danielle Steel!

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ JERUSHA-Thanks a million for making the masks 🥰

  9. Frizzy says:

    I read a while back she works until 9 everyday and only schedules like a couple hours a week with her kids. And Jared is busy killing us all from.coronavirus so he probably barely sees them. I noted these are not even family activities. I wonder if they even like their kids? Do their kids like them?

    • Sean says:

      I’ve long suspected Ivanka got pregnant via artificial insemination. There’s no way those two do the deed with each other. They’re so asexual. Besides, ventriloquist dummies lack genitals. Looking at you Jared.

      • Chrissy says:

        Excellent comment, Sean. Especially the part about the ventriloquist’s dummy (aka Plastic Ken doll). They’re both soulless a**holes. I can’t wait until all the grifters go to jail.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The middle child makes no effort to conceal his contempt for her when she exploits them for photo ops and I swear she photo shops perfect teeth into pictures of her daughter, who always has a full set of perfectly sized teeth despite just having turned 8. Not one picture of that girl with a missing tooth since grandpa took office.

    • Noodle says:

      @Frizzy. My thoughts exactly. She made it known awhile back that she puts her kids to bed, and that’s about the only time she spends with them. I wonder how many of her nannies and household staff are still caring for the house and kids while she learns guitar and reads The Odyssey.

  10. kellebelle says:

    She always tries so damned hard to look thoughtful and intelligent. You can tell there’s effort being put into that. All the rest is just about hair and perfect makeup for the cameras, photo-ops, just like her stepmother. Perfect fringed hair and fake eyelashes show up every time. Ugh.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes, she is the definition of try hard. I said above that everything she does is performative. She’s a ghoul.

      • kellebelle says:

        Yes, that’s the word, performative. No substance. We all know that she knows nothing of “special assistant to the president.” She’s an air-headed fashion designer ffs. I would love to see an official job description. *snicker*

      • E.B. Mann says:

        You gotta try hard when you start out with those ugly-ass genes.

    • Anne with cat says:

      This!! English is my third language and the thing that was drilled into all classes and courses I took was to look out for the difference between French and English. Proper French présumés a flourishing discourse while the best English – spoken and written – means to keep the words to a minimum and express an idea with clarity and brevity. Anglo Saxon words preferably, as they are short and to the point. Every time I read something she says is like she’s translating from French – 20 words instead of 5 – and a very bad translation at that. These people are incredibly uneducated for how much money was poured into their education.. it reminds always by a former boss who sent me to give a speech once and told me: about 1/2 hour speech, don’t say anything meaningful. SMH..

  11. lizzieb says:

    Sit down Ivanka and be quiet for once in your life.

  12. Sean says:

    Daughter-ife was originally going to learn how to play the fiddle during quarantine but someone told her that would be too on the nose….

  13. naomipaige99 says:

    Nobody is buying what you’re trying to sell witchy!!!!!!

  14. Tx_mom says:

    Anyone with any kind of public service job is working HARDER THAN EVER right now — I’m a state employee and jeez but everything is harder to do right now, and still so urgent. NOT having any free time at this time!

  15. Marjorie says:

    That article was from the Onion, right?

    She’s never read the Odyssey.

    Thanks for the blow-up doll photo, Kaiser. Laughs are rare these days.

  16. Lightpurple says:

    Except she has been at the White House, there are pictures. She has been totally obnoxious throughout this and, if the investigation reveals she took part in the decision two years ago to destroy the pandemic response teams, she belongs in prison.

  17. Kristic says:

    Telephonically? I’m teleworking using my laptop to log into our network. Telephonically sounds like she’s trying to sound smart but instead comes across as hugely out of touch. Like when her father was asked about teleworking and he started talking about telemedicine. These people know nothing of the real world.

    • 10KTurtle says:

      I had to google “telephonically” to see if that was real. It is, but it sounds just like something she’d make up. Remember when she was trying to make “architecting” happen? Gah, these imbeciles.

  18. Who ARE These People says:

    Vacuous airhead sounds vacuous.

  19. WaterIsLife says:

    Is she rereading the Cliff Notes version of the Odyssey?

  20. line says:

    Why when political things get chaotic Princess Nagini play us of the perfect house wife’s card. She is not the personal advisor who have not any experience for the orange president?

  21. Ann says:

    Her husband and her rapist father are currently trying to start a national bidding war over PPE. I don’t give a shit how Ivanka or Jr or any other MAGAt traitor is keeping themselves occupied. I wish there was a media blackout on everything having to do with this family and all their soulless cronies. I wish nothing but misery on them all.

    Also, Ivanka’s highlights look like utter shit. Her hair people must hate her too.

  22. Malificent says:

    Hmmm…. let’s see, last week, I took a mandatory pay cut. And then I completely redid my emergency plans for if something happens to me and my tween is orphaned — because he can’t go with most of the family and friends on my usual emergency list. And started a detailed relief list for the emergency food pantry that I deliver for because many of our wonderful, venerable volunteers are in risk categories themselves.

    This week I waited to see if I got laid off. And after I breathed a sigh of relief, I then worried about my co-workers who weren’t so lucky — including many in countries and cities far worse off than mine. And then today, I’ll be putting our cat to sleep, wearing a mask and gloves — and feeling guilty grieving for her when so many aren’t able to hold their human loved ones in their last moments.

    And tomorrow I’ll be worried for my friends and family who are health care providers and literally putting themselves in harm’s way to save the rest of us. I’ll also be grateful that I still have a job and insurance, can telecommute, know that my son is able to access online schooling, and that my mom 86-yr-old mom with asthma is safe in her own home and not needing urgent care or living in a nursing home.

    Next week I’ll be expanding my veggie garden so that I can have more to give my jobless friends and my pantry this summer. And sewing masks for the two hospitals in my neighborhood — which have more and more ambulance sirens every day.

    Somehow, I don’t think most of us will get to re-reading The Odyssey any time soon.

    • Christin says:

      Such a poignant description of real life and empathy in these times, versus a shallow, clueless existence.

      I am sorry about your cat.

    • Trashaddict says:

      In the midst of all that, thank you for sewing masks!

  23. Valerie says:

    Reading, riiiight. Her father is barely literate and her mother looks like a waxwork. If the hamster is spinning on the wheel inside her head, it’s walking at a slow pace, not running. Not even jogging.

  24. Mina_Esq says:

    I wish Jared would also stay home and busy himself with Greek mythology instead of misguiding Trump and the US public health policy. Also, the Odyssey is a beautiful piece of literature, but I honestly don’t believe that she has ever read it. I think she just thinks it sounds impressive to say that she is “rereading” it.

  25. Sass says:

    Wondering here: so the nannies and other support staff continue to work for them or drive to and from home to work or are they “sheltering at home” with their employers? I see the houses of these famous people and how is it so clean and well maintained? My house looks like hell!

  26. robokat says:

    I mean she could be working on how to financially support those caring for ill family members or advocating for childcare subsidies for healthcare workers and other essential workers or protecting healthcare benefits of pregnant women who lose their jobs & insurance due to layoffs. Also instead of reading the classics may just try learning about policy.
    I mean I know her wheelhouse isn’t Jared-level hubris. But it took me under a minute to figure out HOW SHE CAN DO HER JOB in this trying time.
    (Also no one believes you)

  27. Digital Unicorn says:

    No amount of plastic surgery will hide the fact that she is Dumps daughter, she is looking more and more like him. The Trump gene’s will always win over the surgeon knife.

  28. Golly Gee says:

    Boi-oi-oing. The sound of Ivanka’s mind expanding.
    “Telephonically”, huh?

  29. MrsPanda says:

    She looks so much like a parakeet in that top photo!

  30. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Gah. I doubt she’s read The Odyssey once, much less that she’s rereading it. Go away, Grifter Barbie. You and your entire family belong in jail.