The president’s daughter is trying to piggyback on Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech.
Ivanka Trump praised Oprah Winfrey’s viral Golden Globes speech and tried to hop on the Time’s Up movement of women speaking up against sexual misconduct.
The women of the movement clapped back: Thanks, but no thanks.
President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter tweeted on Monday that “a new day is on the horizon,” calling the speech “empowering” and “inspiring.” She called for women and men to come together and say time’s up, referencing a recently launched group of more than 300 women in Hollywood who are working to fight sexual harassment in their industry and beyond. She capped off the tweet with the hashtag #United.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
Ivanka Trump failed to acknowledge that one of the men for whom time should be up, theoretically, is her father, who has been accused by more than a dozen women of alleged sexual misconduct and was caught on tape bragging about sexual assault. Some of his accusers spoke out as recently as last month, renewing their allegations in light of the #MeToo movement.
Trump herself has been the subject of her father’s sexist behavior: In 2004, Donald Trump told radio DJ Howard Stern that it was okay to characterize Ivanka as “a piece of ass” and famously said he would be romantically interested in Ivanka if she weren’t his daughter. Last year, then-candidate Trump said he thought his daughter should change jobs or careers if she were sexually harassed at work — not that the harasser should be held accountable.
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