March 12, 2017

“SNL goes after Ivanka Trump hard.”

SNL goes after Ivanka Trump hard (washingtonpost.com)

His wife was an illegal immigrant, ironically. She posed nude—rather unheard of for a leader of the free world. His son-in-the-law is working with Bannon and flouting nepotism laws. His sons are profiting off of his non-divested businesses and Presidency. And his daughter, while normalizing his bigotry and cynicism, is going along for the ride—a ride that’s taking our just-recovering, barely-healthy country with it.

And, while making her wares in China, there’s more to her ethical lapses than might meet the eye:

Shortly after taking office, Donald Trump abandoned a bizarre hotel project in Azerbaijan which never made any sense to begin with. It was built in an industrial part of town where a hotel wouldn’t be needed. The roads being built to the hotel didn’t even lead to it. And now it turns out the entire hotel project appears to have been little more than an excuse to illegally launder money coming from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

The Trump International Hotel & Tower Baku project was spearheaded by Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, who repeatedly visited the property and posted photos of herself touring it, even though as best anyone can tell the hotel was never going to open or do any business. It appears in hindsight that Ivanka had merely been doing all of this in order to create the outward appearance that the hotel was a legitimate project.


Ivanka Trump’s Child Care Plan Would Be Huge—but It Doesn’t Help Those Who Need It Most

“The policy is set up so it helps middle-class and wealthy families and provides very little assistance to lower-wage working parents,” says Victoria A. Budson, the founder and executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. “It does state that they would receive earned income tax credit increase, but what it doesn’t do is broadly provide adequate relief to the poorest of our working parents.”


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