If Ivanka Trump were a Democrat, liberals would champion her as a leader for women. After all, here is a woman who led the fight for paid family leave, championed STEM education for women, headed a women’s empowerment initiative, and as a working mom of three, owned multiple businesses, including an affordable and stylish clothing line for professional women.
So why does the media hate on Ivanka and refuse to show her successes, painting her as a corrupt pawn of the President’s instead of a trusted advisor with documented success?
There is a simple answer to this. Ivanka Trump is the single biggest threat to the Left’s ability to get votes on so-called “women’s issues,” because she shows other young women like me that you can stand for female empowerment, while also holding traditional American values.
Ivanka led the fight for paid family leave, something that high profile Democrats like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D – N.Y.) previously advocated for. Once Ivanka was in charge of the initiative, opponents in Congress and in the liberal media slammed her and called her a liar.
The same week Ivanka’s role in discussions on paid family leave came out, Meghan McCain and Joy Behar from the View criticized her responses to Abby Huntsman’s interview questions, suggesting she was a liar concerning her answers to her security clearance access. Instead of praising Ivanka’s role in facilitating bipartisan discussions with regard to paid family leave policy, McCain and Behar were more concerned with slamming her in front of a nationally televised audience for their own enjoyment.
Before Ivanka, only Democrats had backed paid family leave, and now Republicans are championing policy change as well. She made the argument on both sides of the aisle for new policy to become law by supporting 21st Century American working families. Yet instead of supporting Ivanka and the American people, the liberal media chooses to fight her tooth and nail at every opportunity.
Ivanka has also championed STEM education for women, and supported President Trump signing the Presidential Memorandum expanding access to high-quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and computer science education to kindergarten through twelfth grade students to change policy.
In an opinion piece for the New York Post, Ivanka explains why we need to start teaching tech in Kindergarten. “Given the high and increasing demand for workers with computing skills, it is imperative that all or our students, including women and minorities, have access to computer-science education,” Ivanka argues.
On her Instagram, she even highlights meeting with female leaders such as Secretary Heather Wilson of the US Air Force, discussing her STEM focus for women and girls. Despite this, one of the only mentions of her work was in a Washington Post article by Valerie Strauss, who criticized Ivanka’s efforts to improve STEM education for women and minorities due to the Trump administration’s budget cuts on government programs.
Ivanka lives her life in a way that lifts up women like me, and shows us that it is indeed possible to break even more glass ceilings as a woman who thinks independently. She is married successfully, has three great children, owns her own business, and has continued to stand up for women without getting any credit. Ivanka has used her platform and fame for good, and we should applaud her for that.
It’s no wonder the media hates her for nothing more than her last name, because she does more for working families and women’s rights in a day than left-wing radical politicians will ever achieve in their entire lives.