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Reopening-The-Country Task Force


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Dr. Anthony Fauci said we could reopen the country in May. Will Dr. Fauci still be working for the government at that time?

Yesterday, Dr. Fauci conceded that a quicker response to the coronavirus pandemic could have saved lives. This morning, Donald Trump retweeted a tweet with a hashtag to “fire Fauci.” Fauci has committed the crime of not just disagreeing with Trump but telling the truth. While firing Fauci will get Trump condemnation and criticism from normal people, his base and Fox News will pick up the mantle that Fauci was disloyal.

In this administration, loyalty to an orange ego is more important than saving lives. Trump’s tweet proves that serving his ego and narcissism is more important than saving lives.

On Friday, Donald Trump revealed he was creating a new task for to focus solely on reopening the country. Trump said it would consist of “very good” doctors, business people, and members of Congress, and governors. Thank God he’s not planning to appoint any bad doctors. No word on whether the business people and politicians will be good ones.

During a rambling press conference that lasted over two hours where the creation of the task force was the only new news, Trump said, “This is beyond economic. I call it the ‘opening our country task force’ or ‘opening our country council,’ so we don’t get it confused with the primary White House task force.” The guy can’t even settle on a name but he’s the deciding factor on when the nation reopens? We’re all going to die.

There’s a lot of concern Trump is impatient about restarting the economy. Go read a few posts from right-wingers and Trump cultists and you’ll see the direction is on opening the country now…with great anger that it was ever shut down to begin with. There is deep concern Donald Trump, who is an idiot, will push to reopen the nation too soon, which would be like pouring gasoline on a coronavirus fire.

Donald Trump is the first president in the modern era to lose 3 million jobs a week two weeks in a row. He’s watched the stock market fall. He was slow to react to a virus that may end up killing at least 60,000 Americans. But he wants your ass at Walmart and baseball games.

Trump said the task force will be bipartisan. What does he consider bipartisan? Will he appoint his stupid daughter, Ivanka to the board and say that’s bipartisan because she was a Democrat before being told she had to switch parties to vote for her dad in New York’s Republican primary (she and her two idiot brothers actually missed the deadline and weren’t able to vote for Daddy in the primary)?

Since Trump is creating the task force now, does that mean he’ll say it’s safe to open the nation tomorrow?

Donald Trump was warned about the virus in early January. While he claimed impeachment distracted him, it didn’t stop him from playing golf or holding MAGA rallies. After being warned multiple times, he finally declared a state of emergency on January 31, two days AFTER establishing the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

While that task force has Dr. Fauci, Dr. Deborah Birx, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams, it also has assorted nuts like Mike Pence (who chairs it), Ben Carson, Ken Cuccinelli, Larry Kudlow, and Steve Mnuchin. Behind the scenes, Trump’s idiot son-in-law is running a shadow coronavirus task force, which might also be the reopening-the-country task force. With this group, the only people who are sleeping well at night are Trump cultists who haven’t seen his latest polling numbers…or Joe Biden’s.

The one good piece of information is that Donald Trump does not have the authority, like he believes he does, to order governors to reopen their states. Sure, he has influence and Republican fucknut governors in the south will do whatever he says because unlike Dr. Fauci, they don’t work with facts.

The problem with Trump is that he’ll probably only appoint people to the new task force who will tell him what he wants to hear. He’s not looking at the numbers of cases and deaths. He’s looking at polling and economic numbers. He’s looking at being a failed one-term president…instead of a failed two-term president.

Keep in mind, this is a man who appointed his daughter and her husband as his advisers. He’s put his son-in-law in charge of Middle East peace and immigration. He appointed people to his cabinet like Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos, and Rick Perry. If he ever did own an NFL team, he’d draft Ryan Leaf.

We’re all going to die.

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Trust-Fund Royalty


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I had an excellent blog planned out in my head and I started on this cartoon at 5:30 a.m. Then, something struck in my stomach and I’ve been laid out nearly all day. I don’t know if it’s the cheeseburger I had last night or that I had two of them.

At any rate, no blog today. You got this. I gotta try to rest up before I start writing ideas for CNN. I hurt.

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Brains Don’t Work On The Girl


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The Trump kids, much like their father, are seriously out of their element when it comes to politics and well…anything that requires comprehension, consistency, and honesty. Donald Trump’s full-grown trust-fund babies are at their best when they ignore what’s actually going on, like when Jr. and Eric tweeted denials that their father was booed at a UFC event in New York over the weekend. It’s like that episode of The Simpsons, when a crowd boos Mr. Burns. His lackey, Mr. Smithers, tells his boss they’re not saying “boo.” They’re saying “Boo-urns.”

Last week, Donald Trump Jr., with a straight face, went on Hannity and said, “I wish my name was Hunter Biden. I could go abroad, make millions off of my father’s presidency. I’d be a really rich guy! It would be incredible!” If Sean Hannity was an actual journalist, he would have reminded Donald Trump Jr. that his name is Donald Trump Jr. DJTJ was on Hannity to promote his new book, “Triggered,” which, ironically, nobody would be interested in publishing or reading if his name wasn’t Donald Trump Jr.

On October 15, Eric Trump made the claim, “When my father became commander-in-chief of this country, we got out of all international business.” There are literally buildings in other countries with the Trump name on them. In fact, every time the Trump kids go on an overseas business deal, which they still do, taxpayers have to pay a bill for their protection.

Jared, who is in charge of Trump’s impeachment defense (good luck) and argues his father-in-law hasn’t “done anything wrong,” responded to Joe Biden’s criticism of him and Ivanka having jobs in the White House. Jared said, “He’s entitled to his opinion, but a lot of the work that the President’s had me doing over the last three years has actually been cleaning up the messes that Vice President Biden left behind.” It’s funny because Jared has no idea what he’s doing and someday in the future, someone’s going to be cleaning up the messes he left behind.

Then there’s Daddy’s princess, Ivanka. She decided to defend her father from the impeachment inquiry by comparing him to Jefferson…No, not George but Thomas. She took an eloquent quote from the third president and tweeted, “‘…surrounded by enemies and spies catching and perverting every word that falls from my lips or flows from my pen, and inventing where facts fail them.’ -Thomas Jefferson’s reflections on Washington, D.C. in a letter to his daughter Martha.
Some things never change, dad!”

There are several takes you can get from them. Jefferson is on the nickel and the closest honor Trump has to that is a baby balloon of him floating around the United Kingdom. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and Trump tweets out photoshopped pics of him placing medals on dogs. The best take from this is that Jefferson was responding to accusations he fathered a child with a slave…which he was guilty of at least six times. I don’t think the area of who Trump has slept with, or wants to sleep with, is one Ivanka should wade into. Ivanka should try to find a quote from someone defending themselves from fraudulent charges, like OJ.

Here’s the thing, pretend princess, when you Google a quote, don’t stop reading before you find the context. Perhaps, if you spent more time comprehending what you’re supposed to be doing as a “senior adviser” to the president instead of your public-image campaign of presenting yourself as the rational Trump with humility, you may accidentally stumble upon a clue.

These are just more examples of rich white people crying about how they’re constantly persecuted and life is so hard and unfair for them. If only the world would stop being mean to trust-fund babies.

But if you’re seeking a Jefferson quote, Sweatshop Barbie, I got one for you. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Towards acquiring the confidence of the people the very first measure is to satisfy them of his disinterestedness, & that he is directing their affairs with a single eye to their good, & not to build up fortunes for himself & family: & especially that the officers appointed to transact their business, are appointed because they are the fittest men, not because they are his relations. So prone are they to suspicion that where a President appoints a relation of his own, however worthy, they will believe that favor, & not merit, was the motive.”

I know it’s kinda long so I’ll directly give you the point. Nepotism is bad. Still don’t understand it? You and your idiot husband only have positions in the White House because the president is your father. If you honestly believe you’re there because of your qualifications, then you are dumber than I could ever make you out to be.

But, since you’re seeking a Jefferson quote that fits your situation, I’ll provide another for you: “If I paid you to think, you could cash your check at the penny arcade.” That’s from George.

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The First Crime Family Condemns Crime Families


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Donald Trump Jr truly lives up to his namesake. Always eager to help his father lie and smear political enemies, he went after Hunter Biden last Wednesday. Trumpy Jr said that Hunter serving on a board of a Ukranian energy company while his father was vice president created the “appearance of impropriety” and represented a “clear conflict of interest.” Then, he gave a speech condemning pomade-abusing, trust-fund baby douchebags.

The Trump family believes they’re American royalty. What they are is royal hypocrites. I believe Washington political pundits have forgotten how to stare in stunned disbelief.

Melania Trump’s anti-cyberbullying campaign, “Be Best,” is best at being silent about her husband’s cyberbullying campaign, “Be Worst.” Still, it’s not as bad as Ivanka’s “Be Oblivious” campaign when it comes to her father and sexism. Ivanka is spearheading a women’s initiative in the White House, but it’s not in her initiative to comment when her dad said Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her whatever,” or when her dad called Rosie O’Donnell “fat little Rosie,” or when he endorsed an accused pedophile, or on the multiple on top of multiple sexual harassment and rape allegations against her dad, or whenever he attacks women of color, or when he calls Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” or when he says “send them back,” or when he brags about grabbing women “by the pussy,” or, etc., etc.

So now Trump Jr says Hunter’s business dealings don’t look proper and are a conflict of interest. So how proper does it look when foreign diplomats book rooms at Trump hotels? How proper is it for Trump to make the U.S. government spend money at his golf resorts for 293 days, and counting, of his presidency? Does it not appear to be a conflict when he promotes his businesses from the platform of the presidency? There’s not a conflict in trying to host the next G7 Summit at Trump Doral? I suppose the United States government being the landlord to Trump’s Washington Hotel isn’t a conflict either. Don’t expect the attorney general to look into that as he just booked a $30,000 party at the hotel because none of the other hotels in D.C. met his requirements, such as having the name Trump on them.

Before Trump became president, he cut deals in some of the most corrupt places on the planet. Before she spearheaded that women’s initiative, Ivanka led a hotel development in Azerbaijan, ranked 152 out of 180 on Transparency International’s index of the world’s most corrupt countries, which is a nicer way of describing the nation than as a “shithole.” The partner in that project was the son of the nation’s transportation minister who’s linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. In case you’re a Republican, they’re the bad guys.

The Trumps worked with the son of a former dictator on a proposed hotel project in Brazil. That one only collapsed after Trump was elected and prosecutors went after the partner for a scheme where he diverted pension funds into…wait for it…real estate developments. I know. You’re shocked to discover there’s gambling in this establishment.

How much foreign money came into Trump’s inauguration committee? The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is trying to find out. How much do the Trumps owe Deutsche Bank? How much of that is backed by Russians?

In Indonesia, the Trumps are building two resorts with a man who bought one of their L.A. mansions last summer. While Donald Trump is yelling for China to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden, their Indonesian project is partly funded by…you’re totally going to be shocked with this one…China.

China doesn’t have a reputation for respecting American brands’ claims on intellectual property rights. Yet they’ve granted daddy’s sweet little princess, Ivanka, 34 trademarks since daddy took office. Three of those were approved the day she and her father dined with China’s president at…try not to be shocked with this one…Mar-a-Lago. I wonder how much China spent on their stay at that resort.

The sister of Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, promoted her family’s connections to Trump while marketing investment programs in Kushner-owned companies. After two years of trying to get new partners or financing for a New York City property at 666 (seriously) 5th Avenue, that a previous partner said “would be worth a lot more if it was just dirt,” a Canadian company with investment from Qatar (if you’re a Republican, Qatar is a country, not something you do to a chick that dares criticize Dear Leader) bailed the Kushners out by purchasing a 99-year lease on the building. Jared, who’s buds with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, backed a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar. Some felt the Persian Gulf nation was attempting to influence Kushner to influence Trump. By the way, one of the Saudi demands of Qatar was that the nation close Al-Jazeera, a news outlet broadcasting throughout the Middle East that reports stuff they don’t want people to know.

You would think Don Jr would take a cue from Ivanka and Melania. They remain silent about Trump’s bullying and sexism, contradicting positions they pretend to be passionate over. Maybe Dumbass Jr should shut up about Hunter Biden.

I agree there is an appearance of a conflict when a vice president’s son serves on a foreign board. Even then, no law is being violated. But, if Hunter’s involvement is worthy of an “investigation,” then so are the Trumps foreign wheelings and dealings. I want to hear a reporter ask Donald Trump if China should investigate his kids’ business dealings. I want to hear the deflection he comes up with for that.

If Donald Trump really cares about fighting corruption, then maybe he should start in his own house, if he hasn’t sold it to an Arab prince yet.

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Daddy’s Moral Compass


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Nobody’s perfect but each of us has at least one person we respect and look up to. For me, one of those people is my older brother, Jimmy.

Jimmy’s nine years older than me and was the only older male who was a constant figure in my life when I was a kid. He took me in when I was a teenager and gave me a home, even though he couldn’t afford it. Jimmy never told me how to act or treat people. He never stood on a soapbox and gave me lectures. But, he set examples that I followed, even if he didn’t know it. Every time my parents couldn’t be there for me or let me down, Jimmy was there, even if he was living in another state. The biggest thing I retain from him is the way he treated other people. He wasn’t a person who passed judgement on others, which of course, is something I do a lot. But, I still try to emulate my big brother, even if he’s a big dork with lots of bad jokes.

The people who set examples for me in my career are the ones who gave me my start. The Howell family, John, Rupert, and Rita instilled in me the ethics and morals of journalism, mostly by example.

I would never say I got my moral compass from my parents. They weren’t evil people by any means, I respect them for being my parents, and I know they loved me. But, as I grew older, I questioned their lack of honesty, loyalty, and integrity. I didn’t meet my father until I was 21, and I rarely even heard from him. All that was his choice which rules him out as a person for me to get morals from. I can be honest with myself when it comes to my mother and father. They gave me lots of examples of what not to do. But, I understand that most people get their morals from their parents.

When asked at a fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to name the personality traits she inherited from her parents, Ivanka Trump said that her mother gave her an example of how to be a powerful, successful woman (they both married rich douchebags). And her father?

Trust-fund Barbie said Donald Trump passed onto her his “moral compass.” I hope you weren’t taking a sip of anything when you read that.

Donald Trump, the guy who steals from charities to purchase oil paintings of himself, who cheated on all three of his wives, who asked Russia to help him win the presidential election, who paid hush money to porn stars and playmates so they wouldn’t tell anyone of their affairs, who cheated contractors out of payment, who kept illegal workers on the payroll while he screamed about illegal immigration, who’s made baseless accusations against opponents and critics, who tweets childish insults at anyone who questions him, who claims the media is lying when they tell the truth and that they’re the “enemy of the American people,” who uses his businesses to profit from the presidency, who borrows money he never pays back, who’s told over 12,000 lies since he became president, who has destroyed careers to protect himself, and is a Nazi-defending racist, is the person Ivanka has chosen to get her morals from.

Does Ivanka know what a moral compass is? Does she know what a compass is?

The entire Republican Party has shed all morals, ethics, and integrity to support Donald Trump. Granted, people like Mitch McConnell never had any to start with, but people like the pious Christian Mike Pence (who’s traded in his Christian beliefs to be chief sycophant to the pornstar president), to Lindsey Graham (who once called Trump a racist), to Paul Ryan (who also called Trump a racist) used to be people who used to carry at least a little dignity and respect for themselves. In pretending Donald Trump is something he’s not, these Republicans have sold their souls to worship in a cult…a very stupid, hateful cult.

Most Republicans who still have ethics are former Republicans.

Anyone who says they got their morals from Donald Trump does not understand morals. Ivanka and her two idiot brothers probably confuse morals with molars. Ivanka talks about morals while her husband is conducting secret chats with Saudi royals that benefits his family’s businesses and affects U.S. foreign policy. Ivanka has demonstrated her own morals by criticizing an accused pedophile then shutting up after her daddy endorsed him. She’s displayed her morals by claiming she’s in the White House to advance women issues while staying silent about sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh and her own father.

One thing the Trump family has proven is that billionaires can’t buy morals any more than they can buy Greenland.

It’s that “moral compass,” that’s landed the Barbie Princess in some corrupt neighborhoods. But, honestly…she likes those neighborhoods. She was born in it, raised in it, and married into it. She followed it all the way to Washington to participate in the family corruption and to look pretty in the windows of Buckingham Palace. Corruption is all Ivanka knows.

Ivanka needs to realize that she can’t inherit her father’s moral compass when he’s never had one.

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Just Peachy


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Donald Trump has spent his entire life disrespecting women, but over the past week, he’s made racism and misogyny a campaign tactic by attacking four women of color who are members of Congress. He would rather go after them than go after the other presidential candidates, Nancy Pelosi, or focus on his job. He is truly the most divisive president in American history, and he has no intention of ever acting presidential or being president for more than his base.

When I say that Donald Trump is not my president, I truly mean it. Other presidents I didn’t vote for still represented me in the way they represented the nation, even while I disagreed with them. A racist, sexist narcissist with the comprehension and reasoning abilities of a flaming bag of excrement left on a porch does not represent me. Also, Trump has no interest in being my president. He only wants to represent the racists who shout “send her back” at one of his hate rallies. These are people he calls patriots.

In the midst of all of this, you have to wonder, where is Melania? You remember Melania, right? A woman who is an immigrant. In fact, she’s been an American citizen for less time than Ilhan Omar, Trump’s favorite woman of color to attack. A brown, Muslim woman who Trump accused of marrying her brother this week. Do you remember Melania’s “Be Best” anti-bullying campaign? Yeah, me either.

For that matter, where is Ivanka? I know you remember her because she’s really quick to show up at the G20 and shoehorn herself into conversations with world leaders and allow nepotism to seat her at the big table and into photo ops. She was more than eager to skip into North Korea just so she can say she skipped into North Korea. She made sure her face was photographed in a window of Buckingham Palace. But, where is this White House champion of women empowerment?

There are reports that Melania and Ivanka advocated for Donald Trump to repudiate his crowd’s “send her back” chant. A day after kinda sorta doing that, Trump returned to embrace the racist chant and he told reporters that reports of his wife’s and daughter’s advice were “fake news.” That means it probably happened.

When Alabama wingnut and mall food court aficionado Roy Moore ran for Alabama’s senate seat, Ivanka spoke out against him for being an accused pedophile. After her dad endorsed him, she was silent. She has been silent throughout all his attacks against women and even the over 20 allegations of groping, assault, and rape against her daddy.

Since Trump became president, hate crimes have skyrocketed. Nazis have marched and killed people. Mosques have been attacked. People have been murdered in synagogues. Much of this has been done by perpetrators echoing Trump’s rhetoric. Now, he’s contributing even more to this atmosphere of hate because he thinks it’s good politics. Trump’s targets are receiving death threats. How long before someone acts on one of those threats? Meanwhile, wasn’t that a great picture of Ivanka at the palace?

Trump doesn’t care what happens to other people or this nation. He only cares about his poll numbers and ratings. Maybe he would pause for a moment if someone like Ivanka, who’s supposed to be in Washington as a presidential adviser and not just for photo ops, and who claims she’s working on women issues, would speak out against his hate campaign.

Ivanka needs to stand up and show the nation she’s not just there to be a wallflower. This is her opportunity to prove she actually has something to contribute and not just there because of nepotism. She needs to condemn her father’s rhetoric publicly.

I’m not sure she’s capable of doing that because it would require thinking on her own. At this point, all she’s proven to be about is nepotism, photo ops, and handbags.

I’m sure when Ivanka’s children and grandchildren look at her photos from her time in Washington, she’ll have answers for when they ask where each one was taken. But what will her answers be when they ask, What exactly did you do in Washington? What did you contribute? How did you serve the nation? What purpose did you serve at those big tables?

Ivanka is an unpaid adviser to the president and so far she’s proven she’s worth every penny.

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Why Are You Here?


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The White House, Trump Campaign and Organization has always presented Ivanka Trump as the voice of reason within the Trump Family. She comes off soft-spoken and eloquent without engaging in tirades like her imbecilic father. She doesn’t send out racist tweets like her brother Don Jr. She’s not the stupid one like Eric. I don’t buy any of it. She might be the worst one from the family that would creep out the Addams family. Everything you need to know about Ivanka Trump you can take from the fact she accepted a position in the White House. Working in a presidential administration, even one headed by Putin’s puppet, reveals Ivanka’s arrogance.

Ivanka has always been obtuse and arrogant. She’s never had a position based upon qualifications. What qualified her to be an executive in a real estate company, even a grifting, charity-stealing corporation that was built on loans and inheritance from her grandfather? Was her qualification that she’s experienced living in a building? What qualified her to design clothes and have her own fashion line? Her experience wearing clothes? What makes her an expert on women empowerment for the White House? The fact she’s a woman? We know she’s a woman because Donald Trump has talked about dating her.

On a side note; sending Ivanka to a side-meeting at the G20 on women empowerment tells the rest of the attendees it’s not a subject this administration takes seriously.

The Princess of Nepotism who was gifted a security clearance and once said without a trace of irony, “I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something,” made the G20 awkward for world leaders. Perhaps you can get a whiff of her self-delusion from the photo of her sticking her face between her daddy and the prime minister of Japan. What was the subject that required her input? Handbags? Or maybe you can detect her delusional self-confidence from the video the French government released of her chiming in during a discussion between British prime minister Theresa May, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Legarde, French president Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian prime minister Justine Trudeau, who she was probably just stalking. It’s like someone laughing too loud at a joke they don’t get. But the joke at the G20 was Ivanka, which was evidenced by the impatient side-eye Legarde gave her. The joke in Washington is that she and her husband, believe they belong in shaping policy. Another joke was when Donald Trump promised to hire the “best people.”

Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez pointed out the astute fact the White House doesn’t understand, that “being someone’s daughter isn’t a career qualification.”

The White House issued a statement attacking her critics and calling them “absolutely pathetic.” Here’s the thing that’s pathetic; if she wasn’t the president’s daughter, the White House wouldn’t be issuing a statement (in which they also said she’s “created millions of jobs”).

From posing from the windows in Buckingham Palace (in order that everybody saw her), to attending summits, sitting at the big tables, sticking her pretty head between world leaders, to skipping across the DMZ while the national security adviser was in Mongolia shoring up our strategic alliance with nomadic goat herders, Ivanka is everywhere she’s not supposed to be.

After Ivanka returned from her foray in the DPRK, she described it as “surreal.” A former ambassador to South Korea, Christopher Hill, called her presence “increasingly problematic” and that it gives the impression that we have a “constitutional monarchy.” Hill also said, “It says to our allies, to everyone we do business with, that the only people who matter are Trump and his family members.”

The actual importance of Ivanka’s presence at these summits was revealed by an unnamed Indian diplomat who insulted her. His comments explain why he was quoted anonymously. He said, “We regard Ivanka Trump as a half-wit Saudi princes. It’s in our national interest to flatter them.”

Ivanka Trump is being flattered and patronized and she’s clueless about it, just like her father. Nobody wants her there except her daddy. Fighting the temptation to roll your eyes while telling Ivanka, “Of course people respect your input here” would be like trying not to blink when you sneeze. You might crack your skull.

Ivanka needs to stop pretending she belongs in Washington or in any government service. She should go back home and pretend to do whatever it was she used to pretend she did there. She needs to take her trust-fund baby husband with her.

We know why Ivanka’s daddy is here. Russia installed him into the presidency. But, Ivanka, why are you here?

Be Complicit

What kind of person would want to be part of something that disparages, slanders, and disrespects Dear Leader and his sycophantic followers? Hopefully, you. 
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But Her Emails


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It’s like they didn’t pay attention to their own arguments in 2016.

Let’s play a game. Who relied on their personal attorneys to review their private emails and determine which messages should be retained as government records, Hillary or Ivanka? Which one claimed they never transferred classified information? Which one claimed they didn’t know the rules?

They were trick questions. They both did.

The Washington Post reported that Ivanka “sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules.”

Did Ivanka not understand that a huge portion of Donald Trump’s campaign was based on Clinton’s use of a private server? Did she not hear the constant “lock her up” chants, which they’re still screaming at Trump rallies? Who did she think her daddy was talking about when he said “Crooked Hillary,” Hillary Duff? Hillary Swank? Hilary, my copy editor (She’s been on the receiving end of a lot of nasty names in the past)?

I’m not buying that she didn’t know the rules. The problem for her is, and every member of the Trump family and administration is that they think rules don’t apply to them. It’s not even as much about the hypocrisy of her being a Republican and Clinton is a Democrat as it is about her being a Trump.

My advice for Miss Complicit is, enjoy your time testifying before the Democrats in Congress. It’s not going to be as much fun as an interview on Fox News.

Be Complicit
What kind of person would want to be part of something that disparages, slanders, and disrespects Dear Leader and his sycophantic followers? Hopefully, you. 
Making a contribution supports my work and keeps the cartoons, columns, and videos coming. My income is from newspapers that subscribe to my work and small contributors. George Soros hasn’t sent me a million dollar check in weeks. Making a contribution of any amount, or buying a print for $40.00, makes you part of this specific resistance, and a member of Team Claytoonz (we’re still working on the name). You are complicit, an accomplice, and in cahoots (and whatever gangster terms we can think of) with this political satire pointing out that the stupid emperor has no clothes. Contributions can be made through PayPal, checks, and wads of cash exchanged in back alleys.
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Stepping Out In Jerusalem


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So, what’s the most fashionable brand of designer boots to wear at a bloodshed of your father’s creation?

I’m sorry. That’s not entirely fair. Ivanka was not at a bloodshed of her father’s creation. She was at a party sixty miles away celebrating the cause of it.

Why was our representation at the opening ceremony for the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem Ivanka and Jared? Kim Jong Un sent his sister to the opening ceremony of the Olympics because North Korea is a tyrannical regime run by a family. Is that what we’re becoming? If there’s something significant, the president sends his children as if we’re some banana republic run by a tin-pot dictator. It’s bad enough Steve Mnuchin and an anti-Semitic pastor was there.

While the trust fund babies were celebrating the opening, Gaza was burning. Over 50 Palestinians were killed protesting the relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Ivanka, Jared, and Mnuchin were indifferent and obtuse to the violence and deaths because of this action. Everybody, smile, wave, and look pretty…except Mnuchin.

The White House blamed the deaths on Hamas, thus endorsing the shooting of protesters as many were taken out by snipers. Israel has an apartheid policy toward Gaza and most experts believe the area will be unlivable in the coming years if it’s not already.

Moving the embassy has taken the United States out of the peace talks in the Middle East. The rest of the world refuses to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and consider it occupied territory. Moving the embassy has taken us from an honest broker to one who has taken sides.

Trump sycophants are clamoring for him to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for scheduling a meeting with North Korea, yet his decision to move our embassy to Jerusalem has actually cost lives. Donald Trump finally has blood on his hands, proving he’s not just a danger to the United States but to the rest of the world. Trump has not brought peace to the world. He’s only brought more violence. Trump’s policies kill people.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not a man who wants peace. He campaigned for this move, uncaring about the coming violence knowing it would probably only kill Palestinians. He’s eager for a war between the U.S. and Iran and has done all he can to make it happen. The man is fear mongering and lying about Iran’s ability to create a nuclear weapon while Israel is a nuclear state that has never allowed international inspections.

Jared, who can’t get a security clearance, is in charge of bringing peace to the Middle East. His presence, along with Ivanka’s, is just a display that nepotism reigns in the United States government, not experience or qualifications.

Trump took us out of the Iran Nuclear Treaty, brought death to Gaza, and will not take that Midas touch to negotiations with North Korea. I only have one question.

What will Ivanka wear to a nuclear Armageddon?

Here’s the video.

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Princess Complicit


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Designing second-rate handbags made in third-world countries by eight-year-old children does not make you qualified to discuss diplomatic strategy with the president of South Korea. Inheriting wealth and building a career of creating havens for money launderers does not make you qualified to negotiate peace in the Middle East. Being a trust-fund baby does not qualify you to have access to classified information.

Being related to Donald Trump does not make you qualified for government service or a job in the White House. Being Donald Trump doesn’t make you qualified to be in the White House. If anything, being Donald Trump, or anyone related to him, makes you uniquely unqualified to be anywhere near the White House. You shouldn’t even be allowed on the White House tour.

Despite all that, Ivanka Trump and her squeaky-voiced husband are senior advisers to the president of the United States. During an interview while in South Korea leading the American delegation during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, Ivanka stated that she and Jared did not want any special treatment in their roles working for the president. I didn’t realize everyone in the Trump White House was able to leave work multiple times a year for vacations in Aspen and the Bahamas.

The FBI has been unable to clear Ivanka or Jared for a permanent security clearance. Chief of Staff John Kelly declared last Friday the deadline for obtaining a permanent clearance to continue to have access to classified information. Last Friday was last Friday. It’s behind us. Jared and Ivanka, who don’t want special treatment, are still in the White House with access to classified information.

Not only that, Ivanka, along with Jared, is in the White House using a private email account for government business. Maybe someone should start a lock-her-up chant.

Ivanka wanted to go to Washington and play government by representing women issues. Yet, each time she’s confronted with the fact that Daddy Bone-Spurs has grabbed more women than cheeseburgers, Princess Complicit has been silent, until now.

During an interview with NBC, which will probably be the last time she ever does an interview with a news outlet other than Fox News, she was asked, “do you believe your father’s accusers?”

Complicit Barbie expressed feigned indignation and said, “I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated there’s no truth to it.”

That’s when the interviewer should have rephrased the question and asked, “do you believe your boss’ accusers?”

If someone had asked Tiffany Trump that question then the answer would have been totally acceptable. Tiffany is merely her father’s daughter. Ivanka, on the other hand, is not. Ivanka is a senior White House adviser who has stated she doesn’t want special treatment. So, since she’s to be treated like everyone else working for the president, she should be able to answer a simple question.

She should answer why she finds Roy Moore’s accusers believable, but not the more than a dozen who claim her father sexually assaulted them. She should be asked about her father’s lawyer gifting a porn star $130,000. She should be forced to answer about her father and Playboy Playmates. She should state whether she believes her father’s own words about grabbing vaginas and walking in on teenage girls while they’re undressed.

Nepotism laws were made to prevent people like Ivanka and Jared from working in the government. Donald Trump hasn’t had any problem filling government positions with a variety of incompetent, greedy, useless, and horrible people without dipping into his gene pool, or those who married into it. Ivanka and Jared should return to New York and go back into the handbag and money laundering businesses.

There’s a rule in politics that you leave the children alone. There isn’t a rule that White House advisers are untouchable. Ivanka needs to decide if she wants to be her father’s daughter or a servant of the United States government.

It’s a hard choice because she’s doing a crappy job at both.

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