Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president back in 2015, a lot of talk revolved around his family and their interest in helping him become the leader of our land.In any campaign, the candidate is not successful unless he or she has the full support of their family and close friends. Family is needed not just for emotional support, but to also assist in fundraising and marketing efforts. Needless to say, a campaign can be more taxing on the family members than the candidate his/herself.
I’m sure our current president had many late night talks with his wife and children about the stress involved in becoming a First Family, but it is clear that they gave him 100% support from the very beginning and continue to support him in the administration.
And there is clearly one daughter that has gone above and beyond the call of family duty to help her father out Ivanka.
Not only has she been an outspoken supporter of her father during the campaign, she has also been willing to sacrifice her time in taking a non-paid role in the White House to offer support. This kind of sacrifice should be noticed.
Now as she is learning the ropes about how a good administration should be run, it is no surprise that she is wanting to continue to make America great again after her father leaves the presidency in 7 years. The brilliant idea she has come up with is to run as president, and liberals are not going to handle this news well. At all.Ivanka Trump wants to be American’s first female president, according to a new book.
Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner agreed to join her father’s administration against the advice of “almost everyone they knew” in the hope that it would propel her into the presidency one day, according to “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
“Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president,” journalist Michael Wolff writes in the book, out Jan. 9.
“The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump.”
Of course, planning a run for president 7 years from now is difficult. But knowing that Ivanka is interested in running and continuing the legacy of her father in protecting taxpayer money, eliminating wasteful spending and regulations, and firing DC swampers is encouraging. The Republican party need not fear that they cannot find a good presidential candidate in 2024 they’ve got Ivanka!As she stood dutifully by her father’s side on his march toward the White House, Ivanka Trump was apparently insistent that he embrace an affordable child care plan. “Daddy, daddy, we have to do this,” Donald Trump recalled his eldest daughter telling him at a September 2016 rally in Iowa. But, exactly 12 months on, her childlike language used to appeal to her father has been mirrored by her inexperience in trying to bring any meaningful plan to fruition.
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And, now, with the first daughter and senior adviser, failing to affect any policy change in the White House, Democrats are stepping in to show her how it’s done.
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On Thursday, Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington and Virginia Representative Bobby Scott led the unveiling of the Child Care for Working Families Act, which while it has little prospect of getting widespread Republican support, lays down a marker for Ivanka Trump.
“Instead of helping the one percent in this country with a new child care tax cut as some in the Trump administration are pushing, Democrats are offering a better deal on the high cost of child care for working families, families in the middle and those trying to get to the middle, who need it the most,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a press conference unveiling the bill Thursday.The bill forms part of the Democrats’ progressive “A Better Deal” economic platform. In seeking to specifically address child care for working families, it is radically different, according to experts, from the proposal offered up during the Trump campaign and subsequently unveiled in February.
“I think her proposal was kind of by Ivanka for Ivanka and didn’t really get at some of the struggles of low income and middle-class families,” Katie Hamm, the vice president of early childhood policy at the Center for American Progress, told Newsweek Wednesday.
According to the Center for American Progress’ own analysis, while a typical Trump swing voter would only see $5.55 extra a year in support, “people like Ivanka who live in her old neighborhood” would get a $7,000 a year boost, said Hamm.
An analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center had a similar assessment.
“Our analysis finds that about 70 percent of benefits go to families with at least $100,000 and 25 percent of benefits go to families with at least $200,000,” read its report from February.Those figures represent a stark departure from the language Ivanka Trump used to describe the child care crisis in the United States, which currently sees parents paying more for the care of one child than for a four-year in-state college tuition, and how she intended to solve it.
“American families need relief,” she said when addressing the Republican convention in June 2016. “Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties they should be the norm.”
It may not be that the discrepancy in rhetoric and policy is intentional. Democratic Senator Bob Casey, who joined his colleagues in rolling out the bill, retained an open mind and suggested a lack of understanding may be at the root of the issue.
“I welcome any help the administration can provide and to have Ivanka Trump speak to it positively is only a good thing,” he told Newsweek Thursday. “But the details here are important. I don’t know whether the administration fully understands the difference between what they’re proposing and what we’re proposing.”