Earth To Ivank Trumpa: Your Dad Invented Vicious
Twitter responded toIvanka Trumps sad complaints about the viciousness of attacks on her father with a shrug of give me a break.
It is hard, and theres a level of viciousness that I was not expecting, the first daughter said in an interview on Fox & Friends Monday. But this isnt supposed to be easy, she added bravely, speculating that rough politics should be expected because her father is so transformative.
Lots of people including Star Wars actor George Takei and some reporters just didnt buy it, since PresidentDonald Trump conducted one of the most vicious presidential campaigns in recent history. Trump called women pigs, Mexican immigrants rapists, and Meryl Streep a loser. He mocked a disabled reporter and urged people at his rallies to knock the crap out of protesters.
The Washington Post deadpanned: Irony is dead.
This seems to be a talking point for the White House now. And it is ridiculous, wrote Aaron Blake in The Fix. Not because politics in Washington isnt vicious it certainly can be and is but because Ivanka and Eric Trumps fathers political rise was marked by probably the nastiest and most bare-knuckled brand of public campaigning that weve seen in modern history.
One of the most stinging criticisms of Ivankas lament came from John Podhoretz, columnist in the usually Trump-friendly New York Post, who called the first daughter a filthy liar in a tweet for saying she was shocked by ugly attacks in politics.
Perez Hilton said simply: We cannot make this shit up.
Michael Martin of The Metro, in a piece titled Ivanka Trump: Everybodys Being Mean To Us, said it was an example of the Trump crew dishing it out but declining take it.
Plenty of tweeters threw Donald Trumps words back at him from his own tweets or from video clips as examples of viciousness.
Critics including Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) also said the presidents policies cutting health insurance for millions and eliminating environmental protections are plenty vicious.