On Tuesday, first daughter Ivanka Trump posted something to Twitter that sparked controversy and concern among many republicans.
On the feminist proclaimed “Equal Pay Day”, Ivanka, who works as a top adviser to the president, tweeted this gem:
For those of you who haven’t heard about this from your feminist peers (lucky you), Tuesday was referred to as “Equal Pay Day” by progressives who dedicate their lives to fighting the gender wage gap– a myth that women get paid less than men for doing the exact same work. Although this claim has been debunked multiple times, the wage gap myth persists (almost as much as Senator Warren “persisted” on the senate floor, or Chelsea Clinton persisted with her feminist children’s book.)
Some conservatives thought her tweet was troubling, and took to Twitter to express their thoughts:
Ivanka and other like-minded liberal feminists such as failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Pelosi frequently push the wage gap propaganda which is easily debunked after a quick Google or Youtube search.
Just watch this video by author and scholar Christina Sommers who completely destroys the wage gap myth in minutes:
But it’s not just Ivanka’s wage gap tweet that concerns republicans.
Both Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have West Wing access and are top advisers to the president. The two are also life-long democrats, and show strong support for LGBTQ+ protections and feminist issues.
The long-term effects of Ivanka and Kushner’s influence on the administration remain to be seen; however what she’s been up to since obtaining her West Wing position doesn’t look promising to conservatives.
It was recently revealed that Ivanka held secret meetings with the president of Planned Parenthood and other special interest groups. And for those of you who forgot, she also met with Al Gore in December to discuss climate change policy, another liberal viewpoint of the first daughter.
Ivanka admits to being at odds with her father, and continues to let her voice be heard.
“Where I disagree with my father, he knows it. And I express myself with total candor,” Ivanka said in an interview with CBS. “Most of the impact I have, over time most people will not actually know about.”
For the sake of our country, I hope she’s right, and that we never see Ivanka’s impact on US policy.