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Old 25 April 2017, 03:06 PM
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Groans and hisses in Berlin as Ivanka Trump describes her father as 'tremendous champion of supporting families'

Ivanka Trump pledged to push for “incremental, positive change” for women in the U.S. economy and defended her father’s attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing Tuesday as a White House advisor. Trump told an audience at a conference on women in Berlin that she’s still “rather unfamiliar” with her role as first daughter and advisor. But she drew scattered groans and hisses for describing President Trump as “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”
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Old 25 April 2017, 03:21 PM
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You do know that "incremental" usually means fairly small, right? Which may be accidental truth.

Trump has supported three times as many families as Obama has.
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Old 25 April 2017, 04:13 PM
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Sorry, but there really aren't any social issues that Ivanka can campaign on as a government official that won't make her look like a huge hypocrite, with the possible exception of making divorces easier to obtain.
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Old 25 April 2017, 09:07 PM
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John Oliver did a very nice segment on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner this last week, showing why the hopes of many in the center/left that they will be a moderating influence on the administration may be misplaced. Kushner has said almost nothing publicly and is being given a tremendous range of responsibilities (from reforming the whole federal government to solving the Middle East) despite having basically no relevant experience. As for Ivanka, she is very good at coming across in a positive way, but her actual positions on issues are extremely difficult to nail down, and she astutely dodges specific questions of issues where she disagrees with her father. Now, for a non-political first daughter, this would be a pretty good stance to take -- but for someone people see as a potential voice of reason/moderation in the family, it's less reassuring.

In short, she may be an intelligent and perfectly nice person, and perhaps she does have more of a social consciousness than her father (which wouldn't be difficult), but anyone hoping that she'll take a public stand critical of her father is apt to be disappointed -- and it may not be much different in private.
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Old 26 April 2017, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Sue View Post
... describing President Trump as “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”
Well, you've got to start somewhere. He's at least supporting one family! And creating jobs for them!
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