Billionaire heiress Ivanka Trump - someone who has never in her life faced unemployment - thinks Americans don't want to be "given something" like guaranteed jobs.
One of the provisions of the Green New Deal is the guarantee of "a job with a family-sustaining wages." In a segment airing on Fox News, host Steve Hilton asked Trump's thoughts on that.
Ivanka Trump bizarrely assumed that only people who were unwilling to work needed a guarantee of employment. She stood up for the American working class, about whom she doesn't have a clue.
"People want to work for what they get. So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want."
Ivanka debuts as admin spokesperson for rugged individualism: "I don't think most Americans want to be given someth… https://t.co/N55mz5Sz2W— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1551191726.0
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke for us all when she responded "Imagine attacking a Jobs Guarantee by saying ‘people prefer to earn money.’"
Imagine attacking a Jobs Guarantee by saying ‘people prefer to earn money.’ ??? https://t.co/pEhwXcZ3aw— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1551221146.0
As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I… https://t.co/t2ifKliuYc— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1551220650.0
After getting destroyed on Twitter, Trump issued a clarification:
No I did not. I support a minimum wage. I do not however believe in a minimum guarantee for people “unwilling to wo… https://t.co/5GEkkZ566Y— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1551219760.0
Actually, the question she was asked was:
"You’ve got people who will see that offer from the Democrats, from the progressive Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Here’s the Green New Deal, here’s the guarantee of a job,’ and think, ‘yeah, that’s what I want, it’s that simple.’ What do you say to those people?”
The fact that she thought that guaranteed jobs were the same as charity shows how disconnected she is from the reality of unemployment. The fact that she has never had to work a day in her life was not lost on anyone.
@AOC Didn't you hear? Having a job is now considered welfare.— Joon Skeezle (@Joon Skeezle)1551221363.0
"They want the ability to be able to secure a job," says Trump. "They want the ability to live in a country where’s there’s the potential for upward mobility."
Trump, who has only worked either with her father directly or used his money to start her own companies, has a history of failing to provide that sort of "upward mobility" for employees in her factories - most of whom work overseas and are severely underpaid.
@IvankaTrump A person who relied on sweatshop labor to produce her fast-fashion line is not the most obvious choice… https://t.co/2Dh2G2itUg— ‘HOPE’ (@‘HOPE’)1551220038.0
“Ivanka Trump hasn’t created millions of jobs. And the jobs she HAS created involved children working in labor camp… https://t.co/1MOaf8C3Oj— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1551152519.0
Workers at an Indonesian factory making Ivanka Trump clothing told us they were paid $68 for 24 days of work, far b… https://t.co/wYsEkeLCBh— Drew Harwell (@Drew Harwell)1551200465.0
"People want to work for what they get." People rarely get what they work for. I work a full-time job, with side jo… https://t.co/zLYlatcGMP— Kristen Englenz (@Kristen Englenz)1551209263.0
@AOC people prefer to actually be paid for the work they did, something Ivanka will never appreciate bc she was han… https://t.co/EPOpgjb259— TheKosherCoonhound™ (@TheKosherCoonhound™)1551221426.0
If .@AOC was Andie, the Molly Ringwald character in Pretty in Pink, the .@GOP, Fox News, and now Ivanka Trump (she… https://t.co/BewysPERwm— RC (@RC)1551196519.0
"People want to work for what they get," said Ivanka Trump, famous heiress whose career has depended almost entirel… https://t.co/llYYtf9RK1— Vogue Magazine (@Vogue Magazine)1551204180.0
Has Ivanka Trump ever had a job that her father did not give her? https://t.co/J3ST0eAix1— Eugene Scott (@Eugene Scott)1551191769.0
@axios Put @IvankaTrump on minimum wage for a week for science see which side of the #GreenNewDeal she’s on 🙄… https://t.co/HUaKJypCO4— Mayling (@Mayling)1551208384.0