Ivanka Trump receives multiple knockout blows on social media after being exposed as a hypocrite when it comes to her father.
As the Associated Press reported, “Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday, declining to join national Republicans who’ve called for Roy Moore to abandon the race amid allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls. Far from surrendering, Moore’s camp challenged the credibility of one of the accusers.”
Trump… was uncharacteristically silent when faced with questions about the scandal, which has rattled the party and left Moore’s would-be colleagues threatening to expel him should he win. Republicans had looked to Trump as one of the few remaining hopes for pushing a fellow political rebel from the race.
CNBC reported that Trump’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, “was thrown into the chaos last week, when she happened to be exiting meetings at the Capitol when word first broke that Moore had been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls during the late 1970s, when he was in his 30s. She brushed off reporters’ shouted questions, saying, ‘Guys, I’ve been here all day.'”
She finally weighed in on Wednesday when she told reporters: “There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.”
Many took her remarks with a bit of skepticism, if not outright hostility, considering her father’s history. Here’s a reminder of just a few of the allegations:
- There’s the 1992 tape aired by CBS News in 2016 revealing Trump looking at a group of young girls and remarking that he will be dating one of them in ten years. Trump would have been 46-years-old at the time. In the clip, Trump can be heard asking one of the girls: “You going up the escalator?” Trump can be heard saying. “Yeah,” the voice of a young girl replies. “I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?” Trump can then be heard on the tape remarking to someone off camera.
- In 2006 Trump made a similar remark about his own daughter, Ivanka. CBS News reported in a separate article last year that “during a March 2006 appearance on ‘The View’ with his daughter Ivanka, Donald Trump was asked how he would react if Playboy magazine were to ever feature Ivanka’s picture on its cover.” Trump responded: “I don’t think Ivanka would do that inside the magazine. Although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her.”
- Then there were the allegations that Trump walked in on Miss Teen USA beauty pageant contestants as they were changing in their dressing rooms. And that news came in the wake of revelations by CNN that Trump had bragged to Howard Stern about walking in on contestants as the owner of the Miss USA pageant.
As one might expect, Twitter was swift to respond to Ivanka’s stunning hypocrisy.
A “defiant” Brooklyn Dad posted the following observation using photos of Trump and Ivanka over the years that have been circulating around social media the last few years:
"There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children."
Yes there is, Ivanka.
We're COUNTING on it. pic.twitter.com/ifdNC3sC9V
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 16, 2017
Legendary filmmaker, actor, and producer Rob Reiner weighed in, tweeting: “Ivanka believes Roy Moore’s accusers. But the more than 12 women who accuse her father of sexual abuse are all liars. The difference is….?”
Ivanka believes Roy Moore's accusers. But the more than 12 women who accuse her father of sexual abuse are all liars. The difference is….?
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 16, 2017
Political commentator Edward Hardy expressed a similar sentiment, tweeting: “Ivanka Trump on the women who accused Roy Moore of sexual assault: I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts. What about the women who accused her father of sexual assault? Does she have no reason to doubt their accounts?”
Ivanka Trump on the women who accused Roy Moore of sexual assault: I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts
What about the women who accused her father of sexual assault? Does she have no reason to doubt their accounts?
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) November 16, 2017
Internet personality Mrs. Betty Bowers tweeted a meme, along with the following commentary: “Ivanka® architects words about Roy Moore. If only the Academy Awards were always as fiercely competitive as the “Most Stupid Trump” contest.”
Ivanka® architects words about Roy Moore. If only the Academy Awards were always as fiercely competitive as the "Most Stupid Trump" contest. pic.twitter.com/N5R5F72gk2
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 16, 2017
Richard Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, asked the obvious follow-up question that has been on the mind of many: “And what is she going to do about it? How about getting daddy to get this pervert off the GOP ballot. Or is he scared of Bannon?”
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) November 15, 2017