Ivanka Trump is Not Well-Liked, and What About Nepotism?
Will First Daughter and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump be adding a new title to her resumé soon?
As soon as news broke that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was resigning at the end of the year, people on social media began to speculate about Ambassador Ivanka.
Those rumors were fed fuel when CNN's Jim Acosta reported that Ivanka Trump is indeed "being considered as Nikki Haley's replacement at the United Nations."
Here's Acosta's producer:
— Katie Hinman (@khinman) October 9, 2018
And Acosta himself:
Trump: “Ivanka would be dynamite” as UN Amb
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 9, 2018
But there's even more cause for speculation, as some on social media noticed: Ivanka Trump all of a sudden yesterday started following several U.S. Military Twitter accounts – leading some to speculate she thinks she's getting the job.
Dear lord. Tell me Ivanka doesn’t seriously think she’s going to be UN ambassador? https://t.co/MfqfKuw1cA
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) October 9, 2018
Among the Twitter accounts Ivanka Trump started following: the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan, Naval Special Warfare and the Navy SEAL & SWCC Scout Team, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.
She also started following The American Legion, FEMA, and Stars & Stripes yesterday, and on Sunday afternoon started following the United States Army Twitter account.
Also fueling the speculation – and advocating for it, actually – is Politico Magazine: "Ivanka for U.N. Ambassador? Why Not?"
"Some in the White House have reportedly floated the idea," writes Richard Gowan. "It’s not as crazy as it sounds."
Former Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, responds, yes it it:
Why not? How about (1) she is not qualified and (2) we are or should aspire to be a democracy, and not a monarchy or a House of Cards-like tv show? I could go on. Ivanka for U.N. Ambassador? Why Not? https://t.co/7yfNpRoCcL via @politicomag
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 9, 2018
Contrary to the ill-informed who are claiming the First Daughter is "well-liked," a June IPSOS poll found her approval rating underwater: 43% approve, 46% disapprove.
Naturally, this tweet from Ivanka means nothing at all:
Ambassador Haley has served America with dignity + distinction.
She is a bold reformer and has been an unwavering champion of truth, principled realism and integrity within the United Nations.
Jared and I are grateful for her friendship — a true blessing in our lives! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/sidkwXzPZB
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 9, 2018
Meanwhile, others are weighing in:
The idea that we are talking about Ivanka or Jared as a replacement for ambassador to the UN is such a joke I can't even process this. What qualifications does Ivanka have in the area of diplomacy or foreign affairs?
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) October 9, 2018
I hope y’all are ready for UN Ambassador Ivanka.
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) October 9, 2018
When it comes to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the fact there are people who can’t see that nepotism is a bad thing is the reason that nepotism is a bad thing. UN Ambassador, come on now!
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) October 9, 2018
Ivanka for UN Ambassador? Bring it.
I'd love to her get grilled under oath.
— Alan Goldsher (@AlanGoldsher) October 9, 2018
This is another reason Democrats need to win control of the Senate. Enough with the nepotism and Trump Family Cosplay Presidency. Ivanka isn’t even qualified for the job.
If Hillary won and there were rumors of Chelsea as UN Ambassador, Republican and media heads would explode. https://t.co/KEnVlAizxn
— Kimberly A. Woodard (@BeingKimmieToo) October 9, 2018
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