Empty Seats Greet Ivanka Trump’s Speech On Women’s Rights

The Daughter-in-Chief may as well have been talking to herself in the mostly empty room.

Ivanka Trump would like the world to believe that she is a champion for women’s rights. However, few are buying into that spin, as evidenced by the lack of interest in hearing her speak on the topic at the World Assembly for Women, held in Japan on Thursday. The Daughter-in-Chief may as well have been talking to herself in the mostly empty room.

Newsweek reports,

Ivanka Trump’s long-anticipated speech at the World Assembly for Women in Japan failed to draw in crowds… Several who attended the final day of the three-day symposium described the room as “half empty” when the first daughter and advisor to the president arrived…

The lack of interest in the First Daughter’s views on women’s rights might be connected to reports that she doesn’t put her money where her mouth is, as revealed in a report from the Denver Post that cites worker abuse at factories that make Ivanka Trump clothing and fashion accessories.

A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe. 

China Labor Watch said the company forced workers to sign fake pay stubs with inflated salary numbers and threatened to fire workers if they didn’t fill in questionnaires about working conditions with pre-approved answers. Workers also said the company pressured people not to speak with outsiders about conditions at the factory.

Not exactly bragging rights for women’s rights.

But it doesn’t end there. The overall credibility of Ivanka and brother Donald Trump Jr. came into question in a criminal fraud case that ProPublica reported on.

For two years, prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office had been building a criminal case against them for misleading prospective buyers of units in the Trump SoHo, a hotel and condo development that was failing to sell…. There was “no doubt” that the Trump children “approved, knew of, agreed to, and intentionally inflated the numbers to make more sales,” one person who saw the emails told us. “They knew it was wrong.”

Is there a pattern here? Or is it possible that after less than a year of being in a sub-presidential spotlight, lining up to listen to anything Ivanka Trump has to say has simply gone out of fashion.

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