‘She’s a Filthy Liar’: Twitter Reacts to Ivanka Trump’s Complaints About Washington DC ‘Viciousness’
Ivanka on life in Washington: “There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting.” pic.twitter.com/LcwC0Fxznc
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 12, 2017
First daughter Ivanka Trump was interviewed by Fox & Friends Monday morning, the latest stop in her tour to prove that she’s actually a good person.
Ivanka, who, like her self-help books, manages to speak entirely in platitudes and meaningless jargon, was asked by host Brian Kilmeade whether being in the White House was “harder than [she] thought.”
“Is it harder than you thought to stick to the things you want to do because of what keeps coming up, whether it’s the Russia investigation or something else?” he asked.
“It is hard,” Ivanka responded, “and there’s a level of viciousness that I was not expecting.
She added: “I was not expecting the intensity of this experience. But this isn’t supposed to be easy. My father and this administration intends to be transformative, and we want to do big bold thins, and we’re looking to change the status quo.”
Ivanka’s complaints about the viciousness of the presidency piqued the interest — and ire — of Twitter, where commentators pointed to her father’s remarkably vicious 2016 campaign, launched with the infamous Trump Tower speech calling Mexicans “rapists,” in which he also ridiculed a disabled reporter, encouraged his supporters to rough up protestors, and ran an insult factory through his own Twitter account (I could go on).
Previous presidents have also faced particularly vicious opposition, notably Trump’s predecessor President Barack Obama, who was the subject of a number of demeaning conspiracy theories, including the notion that he was not born in the United States (a theory Trump himself launched his political career on the back of).
Here’s a roundup of Twitter responses to Ivanka’s pleas for decency:
Her father said Ben Carson was a psychopath and Ted Cruz’s father killed JFK and she wasn’t expecting viciousness. She’s a filthy liar. https://t.co/8srNXVNTyA
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 12, 2017
“There’s a level of viciousness I wasn’t expecting” in DC – Ivanka, today
Here’s some of the language that Trump used while campaigning pic.twitter.com/75Glm4tqLx
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) June 12, 2017
yeah none of us expected that level of viciousness ivanka tbh pic.twitter.com/U3dsRaoL51
— darth:™ (@darth) June 12, 2017
As Ivanka focusses on the “viciousness” in press re: her father, it’s important to remember his mocking disabled journalist, Serge Kovaleski pic.twitter.com/B8kNcgs60H
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) June 12, 2017
IVANKA TRUMP: There’s a level of viciousness in Washington I did not expect.https://t.co/dATE7o25KI
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 12, 2017
The daughter of the man who started his campaign with the words “they’re rapists” is surprised by the viciousness of politics.
— jon ronson (@jonronson) June 12, 2017
Her dad spent years suggesting the previous president forged his US citizenship. https://t.co/oumlAVvd56
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) June 12, 2017
At the Republican National Convention people dressed in orange jump suits shouted “lock her up.” That should have
given Ivanka a heads up. https://t.co/tYoOxeg4ua
— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) June 12, 2017
Ivanka Trump’s father-in-law once hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law and mailed the tape to his sister https://t.co/m0PoMAHKXh
— Mark Berman (@markberman) June 12, 2017
Dear Ivanka: Your father’s Muslim Ban is pretty damn vicious. As is Eric Trump saying Dems are not people. So please stop your hypocrisy. https://t.co/50ue1exdNN
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 12, 2017
The ruling family wants Americans to complain less as it violates the ideals, norms, and institutions that protect our most basic rights. https://t.co/SdkG7FCvPt
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) June 12, 2017
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