‘IVANKA TAKES A STAND’: Twitter Savages First Daughter For US Weekly Cover


First daughter Ivanka Trump graced the cover of supermarket aisle tabloid US Weekly, along with a headline “Why I Disagree With My Dad.”

The accompanying story on Ivanka describes her efforts to convince her father to stick with the Paris climate accords, agreed to by nearly 200 countries in 2015, which President Donald Trump recently announced the US would withdraw from.

US Weekly quotes a “source close to Ivanka” as claiming she was disappointed by her father’s decision but has “learned to take such defeats in stride.”

Another “Ivanka insider” said: “Sometimes she and Jared are a big influence on Donald and sometimes he takes other opinions into account and does something they disagree with.” “They win some and they lose some,” the source added.

The puff piece — which many commentators pointed out appears suspiciously like a plant from the first daughter — adds fuel to the narrative that Ivanka has little influence over her unwieldy father, but is engaged in an ongoing campaign to keep her brand clean of his more radical positions. That includes planting stories of her own heroic efforts to temper the president in friendly outlets.

Twitter took note of what looks to be her latest effort to clear her name:

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