Ivanka Trump is truly her father’s daughter. When Daddy Trump makes anything less than the most horrible possible decision, we hear from anonymous Ivanka-linked sources that it was her steadying influence and aren’t we oh-so-glad we have the reasonable, not entirely insane Ivanka at Donald’s side to occasionally stamp out stray embers of the raging garbage fire that is the Trump White House.
When Trump truly does make the most horrible possible decision, which has been happening far more often than not as the months go by, Ivanka’s allies or Ivanka herself pops up to complain that the same outlets that are forever writing about her reasonableness and influence are being meeeeeeeeean by involving her.
“Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me,” she said. “That my presence in and of itself would carry so much weight with my father that he would abandon his core values and the agenda that the American people voted for when they elected him. It’s not going to happen. To those critics, shy of turning my father into a liberal, I’d be a failure to them.”
Now that is spoken like a Trump. Donald has, in the last months, embarked on a series of insanities that no prior president would have considered, from nixing the world’s central climate accord to both-sidesing white supremacist marches to would-be budget cuts that even longtime Republican burn-it-downers immediately panned as non-starters to the banning of Muslim immigrants to stepped-up deportations of children to an unending stream of pissy Twitter fights unbecoming of a high school substitute teacher, much less a sitting president. But I can only do so much, moans Official Presidential Adviser Ivanka With An Office In the White House. There’s no way to make you people happy!