Ivanka Trump has been an important presence on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. However, what is Ivanka Trump’s main role in pushing Donald Trump’s race to the White House?
Two days ago, Ivanka Trump was called out by the Mexican and Latin American edition of Marie Claire, a global fashion brand, to save everyone from her father.
Despite the public appearances alongside her brothers, Ivanka Trump has been trying to minimize her connection with the campaign, especially during the early months when Donald Trump was just vying for the Republican nomination. It was even reported that Ivanka has been hiring exclusive PR experts to handle her brand so she could move her business away from the political surge that is her father.
Being a public figure herself, Ivanka actually strays away from any political comments. Though she appears on Donald Trump’s tours, Ivanka tries her best to move the attention away from Donald Trump’s racial slurs to highlighting her business and her brand.
Still, people, including Marie Claire Editor Daniela Von Woberser, could not help but wonder what Ivanka Trump really stands for. Is she just supporting her father just because he is family? Does she believe her father’s values when it comes to race issues and women equality?
These are the main questions Ivanka Trump needs to answer considering that her fashion brand champions for #womenwhowork. Can she stray away from these issues especially if her father is just one step away from possibly becoming the United States’ next president?
That is why Von Wobeser challenged her in their latest Marie Claire issue.
“It has never been my goal to attack, judge or question other women. Furthermore, when talking about polemic and controversial topics, generally I would rather stay neutral, with an objective point of view, and if I can’t make that happen, at least to be moderate. I’d like to ask you, from the bottom of my heart, if supporting your dad’s strategy is the best thing for you, as woman or the best for your country and, consequently, mine.”
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Von Woberser added the following.
“Dear Ivanka, do you think your father would be the leader America deserves? Do you think the values your dad promotes are the ones you want… your three children. I understand no one chooses their parents, but sooner or later we have to understand that being a father does not excludes you from human degradation and, therefore, it’s [up to] us, their children, to [break] from them when [they] voluntarily choose that path, or… be doomed to live the same destiny.”
In the latest issue, it was not only Von Wobeser who raised this plea to Ivanka as many other journalists, women academics, artist and people from all walks of life, posed the same query.
This issue has hit a strong and critical issue on Donald Trump’s campaign. As a self-made woman and mother, does Ivanka Trump really believe that her father is fit to rule an entire nation? Does Donald Trump set a good example for all Americans? Does he embody democracy and freedom? How can a man who speaks on talk shows to tell everyone he wants to have sex with his daughter and even marry her be a Potus everyone can look up to?
The Marie Claire issue took a leap of faith by reaching out to Ivanka Trump. They noted that in case Donald Trump gets elected, she will probably appear like the First Lady of the masses since Melania, her stepmother, does not really participate in Donald Trump’s campaigns.
So, to Ivanka Trump, the ever-beloved muse of the Trump dynasty, Lorenza Amigo writes:
“Do you want to be part of this hate campaign, to be remembered in history as that hypocrite who preferred to overlook and allow such atrocity?”
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