Sunday, December 4, 2016

Let's Talk about Ivanka Trump

Let's speak frankly, shall we?

Ivanka Trump is a troubling topic for me. First of all, we've all seen how Donald talks about, and touches his daughter. Granted, this particular video that I chose has an overabundance of exclamation points and question marks. But any good court of law would use slow motion. And as a student therapist, all of the training I got requires that examine body language. And as victim, these points of contact and looks are exactly what I shy away from. So here's the video:

Let's assume the best. Although it's hard after seeing these as well:

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Note hand on him and hand close to crotch. 
And this:
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These pictures, at the least, indicate to me how influenced by her father Ivanka obviously is. MSNBC today pointed out that she does not seem to influence her father's thinking. I guess my point is that she has background of privilege and possible abuse that shapes the person we see in front of us. Her father said he wanted men in Yamakas but she converted to Jewdism. I'm not sure where I want to go with this thought, but there's the background.

Perhaps none of this would be my business if Ivanka wasn't sitting in on a closed-to-press meeting with the prime minister of Japan? Or why is she on a conference call to the prime minister of Argentina? And what the hell is someone who is supposed to run the business concerns doing a transition team to the president?

Put that on the back burner.

So Donald is making huge headlines about "saving" a thousand jobs in Indiana despite 800 of the additional jobs in that plant going to Mexico. Nevertheless, with him threatening tariffs of 35%. 

Now, if Ivanka wants to make America Great Again, can someone explain why she manufactures her clothing line in  China and Vietnam? Both places are under the spotlight for human rights abuses and poor labor conditions. Not to mention that she's used her very public position to sell dresses and jewelry through her twitter account. And now she is moving her shoe manufacturing out of China into Ethiopia. And while I am on a rant, Donald has the same problem as he uses 12 other countries for his products.

Putting it all together.

I'm still not sure what to think about Ivanka trump. Nevertheless, it seems that we have one very clear conclusion. Donald Trump and his daughter have taken the American public to the cleaners.


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