Why You Gotta Be So Mean?
“He listens to you. Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to [expletive] stop it… OK?” – Samantha Bee on “Full Frontal”, 2018
“Idiot princess Ivanka Trump” – Irish Times article
These are only some of the many explicit and extremely negative comments made about Ivanka Trump.
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The wife, daughter, and mom of three has been in the spotlight her whole life. Critical commentary is expected – that’s the reality of her situation.
Playing a crucial role in her father’s family business and in his presidency, however, does not justify such harmful and deceptive analysis.
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Why they gotta be so mean? *cue Taylor Swift*
Here’s what Ivanka has to say to her haters and the comments she faces on a daily basis:
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“I value the opinions of those I love. And those I work with. Anyone else? It’s all noise…
“On a very personal level, it can be very difficult, very challenging. Especially when it is wrong. Although I’m pretty thick-skinned. I choose to be happy and aim for impact. This is really important to me. I have no time for bitterness.”
– in Doug Mead’s book “Inside Trump’s White House”
Her brother also speaks for her and the whole family in his new book, Triggered, saying:
“We are Trumps, we don’t play the victim card.”
Fun fact: Like her father, Ivanka says that she doesn’t drink. She told a reporter once that she’s “never smoked, or taken drugs, or drunk alcohol.”
Donald Trump says he’s urged his children to avoid these things many times over the years, and it seems Ivanka has followed his example.
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Ivanka is usually seen exclusively drinking water, coffee or Diet Coke!
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