This clip is a microcosm of how the civilized world regards the trailer-trash-with-cash clan currently infesting the White House, and it is going viral. Nepotism Barbie is at the G-20 Summit. Here, she attempts to interject herself into a conversation with Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Teresa May and Christine Lagarde, head of the International Money Fund. Lagarde’s expression, in particular, is priceless. Ivanka is totally tone deaf, which is a blessing. If she had any clue of how witless and blithering she comes across, in a clatch of people of substance, genuine world leaders who have earned their place at the table, it would shatter her. As it is, the world is howling.
Ivanka Trump appears to be trying to get involved in a talk among Macron, May, Trudeau and Lagarde (IMF head).
The video is released by French Presidential palace. pic.twitter.com/TJ0LULCzyQ
— Parham Ghobadi (@ParhamGhobadi) June 29, 2019
It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.
It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on.
The US needs our President working the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either. https://t.co/KCZMXJ8FD9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2019
The Trumps are tolerated on the world stage and only just barely. It’s interesting that the French government released this clip. Emmanuel Macron has been openly contemptuous of Donald Trump since Trump dragged himself, late, to a breakfast meeting at the G-7 summit in Canada in 2017. Initially, Macron did his best to make a go of it diplomatically with Trump but even the facade of harmony has long been dropped. Last month it was reported that the friendship tree that the two had planted together had died of rot and that was seen as a metaphor for the relationship itself.
Ego is a wonderful thing, I’ll say that. Ivanka has no clue that her expansive hand gestures and girlish prattle about “male domination” are as profound and welcome in this group as a turd in the punch bowl. She has nothing of value to offer the conversation and not enough common sense to realize that fact and keep her mouth shut. Be that as it may, she and husband Jared hold top secret security clearances and function as cabinet members and diplomats, despite the fact that they are unelected, untrained and unqualified. Ivanka’s biggest achievement in life to date has been her first achievement, i.e. to win the accident-of-birth lottery and be born to wealth. I wonder what she and Jared would do without a backfield, just operating on their own merit. Ever think about that? John Kelly said that the two “play government” and that’s exactly how Ivanka comes across here. She’s like a small town community theater actress who somehow finds herself standing in a group of Royal Shakespeare Company actors — and for some unfathomable reason, believes that they’re all part of the same show. Time to ring down the curtain on this farce.