Wednesday, December 1

It is time for Ivanka Trump to step out of her father’s shadow. But how? | Hadley Freeman | Opinion

For much of this garbage dump fire that I’ve been self-medicating with Schitt’s Creek, the utterly charming sitcom about a wealthy family who, after losing all their money, learns to be good. But as the US elections approached, I no longer wanted to watch a show about rich people who end up being happy. I wanted to see one about rich people being humiliated and incarcerated regularly. And so I’ve been rewatching Arrested Development.

The extraordinary similarities between the Bluth family (dodgy property trader father, pathetic older son, and idiot desperate for his father’s love, idiotic blonde daughter, even more idiotic younger son) and the Trump family (see above) made the show it was almost impossible to see during the presidency. Now that Trump is definitely leaving office, it feels almost cathartic. But there was one thing Arrested got wrong in prophesying about the Trumps: He underestimated the daughter.

Lindsay Bluth (played by Portia de Rossi) has a paralyzing lack of confidence and is pathologically lazy – nothing that anyone, critic or fan, would say about Ivanka. It has been fascinating over the course of the presidency to watch the trajectory of Trump’s offspring that his father would most like to have to date, from affect to being reassuringly moderate to complete Barbie Magician. Three days before the election, Ivanka, who in 2017 wrote an extremely light feminist book entitled Working Women, announced that it is “unapologetically pro-life”: “I respect all sides of a very personal and sensitive discussion. But I am also a mother of three children, and fatherhood affected me in a profound way. she said. Ivanka went to one of the most expensive universities in America. But if you think legalized abortion means that your children, now nine, seven and four years old, will be aborted, then your parents should ask for a refund.

That was revealed last week that there are two fraud investigations into whether the outgoing president reduced his tax base by deducting millions in consultant fees, one of whom is allegedly Ivanka. Proving that she is her father’s daughter, Ivanka tweeted that the investigations are “harassment, outright.” But at only 39 years old, this is the third time that Ivanka has been investigated. Together with her foolish brothers, she was criticized last year for “allowing illegal activities” when emerged – Who would have guessed? – that the Trumps had been using their family foundation to enrich themselves. In 2012, she and Don Jr they were accused of lying to potential buyers of his father’s properties. In truth, the woman is pure Trump.

Many wonder what Ivanka will do next. Will he risk social ostracism and return to New York? Or will it move to – gasp! – Texas and build a Republican base? I suspect that these two theories vastly, if not underestimating, at least misinterpreting it.

All the jobs Ivanka has had come from her father. So while I’m sure she would love the glory of being president, getting through the primaries would feel too much like, well, work, especially since her dad won’t be the incumbent and therefore can’t parachute her. did I bring Ivanka instead?

Fox News host Obvious, but potentially controversial. Fox News acted as Trump’s Pravda, returning the favor by tweeting talking points pulled straight from the news channel, which he almost certainly saw while sitting on the toilet and stabbing his phone. (You’re welcome.) Ivanka certainly has the necessary look (white supremacist chic). But Trump has had a fight with Fox ever since declared on the air that he had lost the electionsI mean, they reported real news which, to be fair, also surprised the rest of us. So a potentially tricky move for Ivanka, but one, after a slight flirtation with Rupert on his yacht, I’m sure she could pull it off.

Mumfluencer I miss the days when Ivanka’s Instagram, instead of showing pictures of her meet puzzled-looking world leaders, consisted entirely of pictures of her smiling softly at a computer, while their children fell to their feet. Women: they can have it all! (If they have a full battalion of personnel, just out of place.) I would definitely read some Live, Love, Laugh-style Ivanka blogs, although presumably hers would be more along the lines of Leverage, loot, lie.

Film producer There is a huge void in Hollywood since an unfortunate displeasure detained Trump family friend Harvey Weinstein in a maximum security correctional facility, but I think Ivanka could fill it. Artifice, greed, and a lack of discernible talent have never been obstacles to becoming a producer; in fact, they could almost be described as requirements.

He was also able to hire his father-in-law, Charles Kushner, who demonstrated a talent for casting, sound mixing, and storytelling when in 2005 he hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, recorded the seduction and sent the tape. to her sister, in revenge for her cooperation in a federal investigation into Kushner’s tax evasion. He was sentenced to two years in the jingle for aforementioned tax evasion and witness tampering. But he’s out now and would be a perfect fit in Beverly Hills.

A dump A noble profession, certainly nobler than anyone else in the rest of his family. Also, Ivanka is used to hanging out with trash all day, so this should be comforting and familiar to her. As she once wrote in Women Who Work: “Honor yourself by exploring the kind of life you deserve.”

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