Ivanka Trump

Ethics Schmethics


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The Trump administration has taken Kellyanne Conway to task. She’s been scolded, counseled, and has been made to understand her faux pas and will no longer wear white after Labor day.

Looking at the Nutcracker outfit Ms. Conway wore on inauguration day it seems the person who may have the most issue with Kellyanne pimping Ivanka’s fashion line would be Ivanka. Thank you, but no thank you.

Donald Trump promised he would be blind to his business interest. Don’t worry about his hotel on federal property where foreign diplomats will stay and put money in Trump’s pocket. Don’t worry about his sons running his businesses while lodging in the White House. But you’d think Trump’s blindness would carry over toward his daughter, Ivanka’s business. Apparently his eye is on a lot more than her figure.

Ivanka has a line of products with her name. A name famous only for being her father’s name. Ivanka’s fame is not for any accomplishments other than being born a Trump. It’s nice work if you can get it, other than the creepy factor.

Today’s other big news story leads me to believe that if Trump was to model for Ivanka, his favorite color would be red.

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Killers In Fashion


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Donald Trump didn’t tweet about the terrorist Trump supporter who killed several Muslims in Quebec City. But Nordstrom drops his daughter’s line of crap and that motivates him to tweet.

Last weekend during an interview on Fox News Bill O’Reilly made the comment that Vladimir Putin is a killer. Trump replied “You got a lot of killers. “What, you think our country’s so innocent?”

Ugh.

No. America isn’t so innocent. America has a legacy of slavery, interning Japanese-American citizens in World War II, voter suppression, and engineering coups in other nations. But we don’t have presidents killing critics, journalists, or imprisoning girl bands. At least not yet.

Our president isn’t just equating our nation with Russia and their president who was an agent for the KGB, he’s elevating him. Remember when Republicans perpetuated the myth of Obama’s apology tour for America? The majority of those Republicans are silent as Trump slimes our nation.

It’s amazing the depths Trump will go in defending Vladimir Putin. Today the administration failed to answer questions about Russia’s largest delivery to date of missiles to Syria. But judges and Nordstrom needed to be taken down a peg or two.

Trump first attacked an appeals court for listening to arguments on his travel ban. After that outrage he took to his personal, and official presidential twitter accounts, to attack Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka’s line of clothing and jewelry, and whatever the hell else she puts her names on.

The Trump administration is also making it easier for animal breeders to abuse dogs, cats, horses, etc., by removing the USDA’s database on animal welfare records. Did Eric Trump just buy a Schnauzer farm?

Trump promised us that he wasn’t going to worry about his businesses while he was president. It would all be in a “blind” trust run by his sons. He wouldn’t even know what’s going on in that area. He’d just focus on his presidential duties…and no. The conflicts continue. Ignore his business? He can’t ignore his daughter’s. The lies continue.

Nordstrom most likely dropped Ivanka’s stuff because it doesn’t sell. Trump claims they’re attacking her personally and destroying her name because they don’t like his policies. That does sound a lot better than “nobody wants your crap.”

You know that crap Ivanka sells? It’s products that are NOT made in the United States for a corporation that doesn’t have a maternity leave policy. Maybe those are policies consumers have issues with.

Maybe someone should tell Donald Trump that capitalism isn’t always fair.

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Enabler


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Just in case anyone doesn’t believe Donald Trump is a truly horrible, hideous, impersonation of a human being, he’s taken to blaming Hillary Clinton for her husband’s infidelity. At a rally Trump accused Hillary Clinton of trying to “destroy the lives” of her husband’s accusers. “She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler, and what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful,” he said. Of course he didn’t offer any evidence.

Where would someone get the impression that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy the lives of her husband’s accusers? From the accusers of course.

I’m not a fan of attempting to discredit those who claim sexual harassment, abuse, and rape. I support investigating the charges. But when those making the accusations are selling books, interviews and nude layouts, well…let’s take a look at these accusers attacking Hillary.

Gennifer Flowers has made the claim that Hillary enabled Bill. Flowers definitely had an affair with Clinton but can’t offer any evidence that Hillary was aware of the affair, or attempted to destroy her. Floweres profited from the affair, selling the story to Penthouse (along with a nude pictorial) and the tabloid Star Magazine. She also did the talk show circuit, wrote an autobiography, and starred in two movies and a TV show. She even put the answering machine tapes she claimed were from Bill Clinton up for auction. So hey, it’s not like there’s anything to gain and her word should totally be trusted, right?

Kathleen Willey claims Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her and that Hillary, wait for it, enabled it. That’s a very serious charge not to be taken lightly. After the alleged assault took place Willey sent 15 letters and 12 phone messages for President Clinton requesting further contact. Since then Willey also wrote a book about her and the president. Today Willey is the paid spokeswoman of an organization formed by Trump’s close friend and political adviser, Roger Stone, called Rape Pac, but it was formerly titled “Women Against Hillary.” Willey sounds credible to me (insert eye roll).

Juanita Broaddrick claims she was raped by Clinton. Guess who she says enabled that. Guess who Broaddrick is actively campaigning for? I’ll give you a hint: He has his own helicopter with his name on it, but he doesn’t sell steaks.

Paula Jones claims Clinton sexually harassed her while he was governor of Arkansas and that Hillary enabled it. She sued Clinton over it and and eventually settled out of court, after it was dismissed when Jones failed to demonstrate any damages. Later a donor paid for her to get rhinoplasty and she posed for Penthouse Magazine. She’s a vocal supporter of Donald Trump and even took a selfie with him.

What about Monica Lewinsky. She’s not campaigning for Trump and hasn’t done any nude layouts. I haven’t seen any evidence of her campaigning against Hillary. She avoided talking about her affair with Clinton for over a decade. She actually tried to hide from the public and when she finally wrote about it, for Vanity Fair, her article was more about the aftermath of the scandal and the bullying and public shaming she received. Regarding Hillary, Lewinsky wrote “I find her impulse to blame the Woman – not only me, but herself – troubling.” That doesn’t sound so much like attempting to destroy someone as much as it is about blaming. But let’s see, sleep with a man and his wife doesn’t have nice things to say about you. Go figure. You’d think Hillary would be buying her handbags.

Being betrayed can mentally abuse a person. They may lash out and even blame themselves. For another individual, an outsider, to blame the spouse is heartless and inhumane. Attempting to benefit politically is disgusting.

I suppose if the extent of your tax plan is “I’m going to tax the rich and they’ll pay much less money” then I suppose you’re going to state a lot of crap to distract. I mean, what if someone asked Trump about something specific? Even worse, what if someone asks the Donald about his own infidelities?

The Republican War On Women continues.

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The Sheer Ickiness Of Donald Trump


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My son is a handsome man. Most parents, mothers and fathers would say that about their child. You can say your daughter is beautiful. You can’t say you’d date them. That’s exactly what Donald Trump said about his daughter, Ivanka, in addition to saying she has the “best body.” Ew!

And he’s made comments about dating his daughter several times over the years.  In 2003 he talked about her body. In 2006 he said “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” Recently in Rolling Stone he said “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father …” Though he made that last comment to Rolling Stone the magazine, if he had said it to the Rolling Stone Mick Jagger even he probably would have thrown up in his mouth.

Trump needs to stop talking about women and their looks. He’s insulted Rosie O’Donnell and other women by calling them “slobs,” “fat pigs,” “dogs,” and “disgusting animals.” Earlier this week he basically called Republican presidential candidate and failed CEO Carly Fiorina ugly.

A lot of Republicans were upset. Some of these are the same Republicans who thrive on insulting Hillary Clinton with age, wrinkle and cankle jokes. They also like to insult Michelle Obama. I don’t really get that as neither of these two women are unattractive, but maybe that’s why they photo shop pictures of Obama and email chain them. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Republicans pick and choose what’s unfair, uncalled for, inappropriate and disgusting, failing to see that maybe Trump represents what they really are as a party. A bunch of sexist-misogynistic pigs. When you add that to homophobia and racism you’re dealing with a full plate of hatred.

There are times that insults about appearance is OK. I’ll explain it for the slow learners out there.

First rule, don’t insult a woman’s appearance. The only exception is if she chooses to look ridiculous like wearing a clown suit. But the standard rule is don’t. It’s unmanly and you’re not being a gentleman. You’re being a slob.

Why is it OK to make fun of Trump’s hair? Because Trump CHOOSES to style his hair like that. Comb overs are fair game.

Is it OK to make fun of Chris Christie’s weight? Normally, no. But when he makes comments about others dependency and lack of self control, then you can have it. Plus, it’s really hard not to make a comment when he wears a skin tight baseball uniform and he rocks the male camel toe. Someone buy the man a mirror.

The other rule is it’s OK to caricature someone ugly if you do it with everyone. Caricatures aren’t ever really attractive. People ask me all the time to draw them and I initially refuse. I’ve made enemies and lost friends with caricatures. And you never ever ever ever caricature a girl you’re dating or married to. That’s like a weight comment multiplied by 50.

About 20 years ago I was paid to caricature at a debutante ball. I was paid pretty well for the mid-90’s but it was somebody’s dumb idea. I got the subject from Hell in a cancer-surviving-teenage girl. She was bald. They didn’t invite me back.