President Donald Trump continues to face backlash over comments he made about Jewish Americans who vote Democratic.
But two of Trump’s favorite White House advisers are American Jews: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. What did they think of the President’s comments?
Anderson Cooper had a few thoughts on the matter.
Wednesday night on Anderson Cooper 360, the CNN host said:
“Ivanka Trump must be very proud of her dad tonight.”
“And you can probably just watch for an Ivanka leak in the coming days about how she tried to talk [to] her father, you know, to change that kind of language.”
“It’s a classic Ivanka move.”
To be fair, the First Daughter would have learned the tactic from the man who used to call reporters and radio shows and pretend to be someone else to brag about himself, Donald Trump.
In regards to the President and his attack against American Jews, Cooper said:
“It should be noted that throughout history, calling Jews ‘disloyal’ has been a common anti-Semitic trope. A pretext to exclude Jews or take their businesses or put them in ghettos or expel them from schools or exterminate them.”
Watch his full remarks here.
“These are complete and total changes and positions from one day to the next,” says @andersoncooper on Pres. Trump’s rapidly morphing positions. “Even if his words mean nothing, he is…making decisions that impact…our futures. It may seem funny…but it’s not. This is pathetic.” pic.twitter.com/OhrEnBYXzJ
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 22, 2019
This is not the first time Ivanka Trump received negative feedback over her methods. It isn’t even the first time Cooper has called her out for claiming to quietly advise behind the scenes while achieving no results.
Stories leaked that the White House adviser was working behind the scenes to tone down her father’s comments regarding Baltimore and his immigration and family separation policies and gun control and family leave and…
But in an interview with Abby Huntsman earlier this year, the First Daughter said about disagreements with her father:
“My job as a member of this administration is not to share my viewpoint when they diverge.”
So which is it? Quietly working or not her job?
People had thoughts about Ivanka’s White House role and her commitment to her faith.
I’m waiting for @IvankaTrump to weigh in on her dad’s series of anti-Semitic comments. As a convert to Judaism, you’d think that she’d have strong feelings about that. Waiting…still waiting. ✡️
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 21, 2019
John Cooper waiting for Complicity’s acknowledgment. pic.twitter.com/2upIq6sJDp
— Who’s asking? (@tonya_ellerby) August 21, 2019
Surely you jest. She knows nothing of Judaism. She did what she had to for the money..
— Abogada…#Resists (@Spitfirehill) August 21, 2019
She doesn’t care about jews. She married Jared because she wants his money.
— Wears Decency (@ZadaAda777) August 21, 2019
Still waiting… pic.twitter.com/qKUwOoohon
— Katniss #ChangeTheGame (@americanmclass) August 22, 2019
She is Jewish in name only. Just like she pretends to know about world affairs.
— Nancy (@NancyR1010) August 22, 2019
Well, rumor has it that Jared and Ivanka have voted Dem in the past. Disloyal!
— PocketfulofJokes️ (@thejollycrank) August 21, 2019
She’s as Jewish as Steven Miller is. Judaism is a way of life. It’s morality. It’s compassion. They aren’t Jewish by any stretch
— wearestrongertogether (@uniteresistwin) August 22, 2019
Yeah, because she’s been such a vocal and outspoken critic of her daddy so far… pic.twitter.com/2EbRrnq149
— Sebastian (@sebulia1) August 22, 2019
Ivanka May call herself a Jew but she doesn’t have any of the values, ethics or charity with which we were raised.
— Mindy Schwartz (@mindyanns) August 22, 2019
— Daniel Mann (@GilbertRanch47) August 22, 2019
As long as it’s coated in money, ivanka will swallow it.
— Colleen O’Donnell (@ODonnell__Abu) August 21, 2019
— ℕ ️ (@booksanescape) August 21, 2019
We are ALL waiting for @IvankaTrump to weigh in on her dad’s series of anti-Semitic comments. As a convert to Judaism, you’d think that she’d have strong feelings about that. Waiting…still waiting. ✡️#DontHoldYourBreath pic.twitter.com/B41pWq14uG
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) August 22, 2019
But Ivanka and the Bar Mitzvah Boy she’s married to, Beaver Cleaver, vote Republican, so their loyalty and knowledge are obviously fantastic, whereas mine and yours are in the dumpster.
— J.D. (@JoycieDee) August 22, 2019
Her go-to play: wait a few days, then tweet something about how Trump’s economy is helping the Jews…
“Bagel sales thru the roof! Lox having best year ever!”
— Chris #EnoughIsEnough Griffith (@streetnoodle) August 22, 2019
Wait not. If she hasn’t been able to summon feelings on this 2 1/2-year reign of hatred and ignorance before now, there are no feelings to summon. They are same-cloth grifters and evil-doers; and that includes the #BeBest fraud.
— Adrienne (@24mahmdh25) August 21, 2019
One thing remains consistent pic.twitter.com/N9j7ve4LXm
— Troy Main (@PATKIDWELL) August 22, 2019
Yes this is the Koolaid line, please hold. Yes this is the Koolaid line, pleas hold. Daddy, can I please go on my break now? Jobbing is hard! pic.twitter.com/AlZZ8D9EfS
— Michael Furburger (@FurburgerMayor) August 22, 2019
— Carson Dunn (@CarsonDunn10) August 22, 2019
As of Thursday morning, neither White House adviser addressed the President’s remarks publicly nor was a leak sent to media about Ivanka quietly working behind the scenes.
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