Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, speaks during a March 13 event in the Roosevelt room of the White house.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
It was probably inevitable that the media would finally, the separation of the family furor over Ivanka Trump.
The go-to move has become, especially for female experts on the left-hand side, if the President is mired in controversy over a hot-button social controversies.
Immediately, the question echoes: Why is not do Ivanka something about it?
CNN ran a column called “Ivanka’s deafening silence.”
“Ivanka Trump, a children’s advocate, Has Nothing to Say About the separation of the family,” blared the liberal Website Vox.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski leading the charge, the conviction of the President’s daughter for their apparent inaction. “You have to ask why Ivanka Trump is so clay-pigeons-to-post-a host is said to be a picture of your special day yesterday with your daughter,” the “Morning Joe” co -, and writing on social media: “I wish you would speak for all the mothers and to take a stand for all mothers and children.”
But here’s the thing: Behind-the-scenes, Ivanka her father to do something was pressing.
She has obviously decided that the private conviction but as an indignant virtue signaling on Twitter, had a better chance of getting something achieved.
According to various news reports, the President, Ivanka said, had brought him the pictures of small children, who had lived separately from each other, to change the border from their families and pressed him to the policy. Trump himself, in the description of this said at a private meeting with house Republicans, he replied that it was a “hard Problem.”
To work Ivanka voluntarily, the hill, on his behalf, and spoke with such legislators as Kevin McCarthy and Susan Collins.
You can be a good impact. If the President signed an executive order yesterday to end the separation of the family-policy—exactly what he insisted for days that he lacked the strength to do that—Ivanka’s interests must have played a role. Of course, the thunder of condemnation from the media and outspoken criticism from some Republicans and religious leaders, and a tweet from Melania can also identify factors in the trump suit, he had a political disaster on his hands.
But that’s not good enough for Ivanka critics. You want them to enter the public their father’s positions, and perhaps back to denounce, as a White house senior adviser.
The career of a business woman was desensitized target to personal attacks within a few months of arriving in Washington with her husband, Jared Kushner, is also a frequent press. You are fair game for criticism, as the top White house officials. But as a woman who had seemed to be a social moderate, Ivanka prefers a certain brand of vitriol.
You don’t see it as their role to be difficult, her father’s stance on any position that he preached during the campaign. Even if you don’t know about a presidential move in advance, such as the prohibition of transgender people, the Ivanka gets in the military, scuffed from the experts.
As an advocate for women and children, of course, the “zero-tolerance” policy, the wine separated children from their parents in their wheelhouse. And it was the controversy that prompted Samantha Bee they call the C-word, and you follow that up with an incest joke. (The comedian later apologized for the crude epithet.)
And the triggering offense? Ivanka had the audacity to post a picture of yourself with your little son on Instagram, prompting charges that they are not being heard.
Now, since we know that Ivanka Trump, and played a behind-the-scenes ” role in trying to overturn the policy, which considered millions of Americans as a moral outrage, the people in the press, your credit?
It didn’t take long to find out. If Ivanka yesterday, thanks to tweeted to her father, “for critical action at the end of the separation of the family at our borders,” Mika Brzezinski fired back: “That is dishonest and shameful”.
And HuffPost pleased, in the a couple of angry reactions on Twitter, the seemingly random people.
A woman is captivated: “Oh, Ivanka, you are just as despicable as the rest of the admin.”
That was their thanks.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and host of “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 p.m.). He is the author of “media madness: Donald Trump, the press, and The war for the truth.” You can follow him at @Howard Kurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.