She’s the Official Feminist of the Trump administration, the “nicest, smartest, best-smelling” member of the Trump family, especially compared with her brothers “Sonny and Fredo” — and Samantha Bee is willing to concede all of that to Ivanka Trump. But she warns liberals against fantasizing that Ivanka, nominated to the Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame, is their “secret progressive buddy.”
As the Full Frontal host observes, Ivanka’s press clippings suggest she is lobbying her loony dad for sanity and decency. She reportedly cares about climate change, amid the climate denial infesting her father’s cabinet (and his brain). She met with environmentalist actor Leonardo DiCaprio! But meeting with Leo doesn’t prove much except that Ivanka was “a teenager in the 90s.”
And let’s not forget her $500 billion child-care scheme, which is mostly another tax subsidy to wealthy families, or her dodgy business deals around the world, including that vacant Trump Tower in Baku, built by a crony of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
“People are comforted by the thought of a progressive feminist in the White House,” snarks Bee. “If you wanted that, you should have voted for it.”