‘Complicit’ Ivanka Humiliatingly Schooled by Her Idols for Sick Trump Agenda (VIDEO)
These two women come from widely varied backgrounds, but each is legendary in her own way. And both have plenty of criticism for Ivanka Trump’s new book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success. Especially since Ivanka has been complicit in supporting her misogynistic father, Donald Trump, who’s also a climate change denier and definitely no environmentalist.
Ivanka Trump — Apologist For Dad
Trump’s record on climate change and environmental issues deeply concerns primatologist Jane Goodall, who was unaware at first, that Ivanka Trump quoted her in the new book, CNNMoney reports.
Here’s the quote in question:
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
After finding out that her quote was referenced in the book, she had this to say, in a statement to CNN:
“I sincerely hope she will take the full import of my words to heart. She is in a position to do much good or terrible harm.”
She added that Trump’s administration has jeopardized wildlife, national monuments, clean air and clean water.
“Legislation that was passed by previous governments to protect wildlife such as the Endangered Species Act, create national monuments and other clean air and water legislation have all been jeopardized by this administration,” she wrote. “I hope Ms. Trump will stand with us to value and cherish our natural world and protect this planet for future generations.”
Interestingly, Ivanka Trump’s book focuses on people who are critical of her father, or who are largely supporters of Hillary Clinton, The Washington Post reports.
Reshma Saujani, CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to women in the tech industry, was considerably more blunt that Goodall, making it known on Twitter that she did not like Trump’s favorite daughter using her quote in the book.
She sent a tweet to Trump, saying specifically “don’t use my story in #WomenWhoWork unless you are going to stop being #complicit.'”
— Reshma Saujani (@reshmasaujani) May 2, 2017
In her book, Trump mentioned Saujani, saying that the tech philanthropist had “personally witnessed the gender gap in computing classes and set out to do something about it.”
In her tweet, Saujani specifically called Trump #complicit for remaining silent on her father’s policy positions, CNNMoney reports. Ivanka Trump works as a White House adviser and an unpaid federal employee with an office in the West Wing.
In a 2016 report, Saujani said Girls Who Code will reach 40,000 girls in all 50 states by the end of this year.
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And this is by no means the first time the first daughter has been accused of being complicit in her father’s agenda, The Independent reports. She has faced heavy criticism for presenting herself as a positive role model for women and female empowerment while at the same time ignoring her father’s rhetoric and policies that harm women.
She remained complicit all during Donald Trump’s campaign when his shockingly misogynistic attitudes toward women were brought to light.
Unsurprisingly, she doesn’t seem to understand what the word complicit means, The Independent notes.
“I don’t know what it means to be complicit,” she said in an interview with CBS. “But you know, I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be.”
Goodall and Saujani are remarkable human beings. Because she has worked with chimpanzees for more than 50 years, Goodall has revolutionized our perceptions of these intelligent apes. And Saujani is helping thousands of young women and girls make their way into the complicated tech world.
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump has people working 60 hours per week at a factory in China where their earnings total just $62.
This complicity/duplicity inspired actress Scarlett Johansson to skewer Ivanka Trump last month in a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit titled “Complicit.”
A voice-over at the beginning of the skit announces:
“She’s beautiful, she’s powerful, she’s complicit.”
And in the video below, she’s also hilarious.
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Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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Megan was born and raised in Ventura, California. She has since lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica. While she has always been a liberal, her travels have informed her politics. She has worked for more than 25 years as a professional journalist writing about crime, the police, local politics, feature stories, environmental issues and a variety of other topics. She now writes for Reverb Press.
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