Ivanka Trump is now under siege in the wake of her father’s pitiful response to the Charlottesville terrorist attack, and she’s not handling the pressure well. Americans are increasingly calling on her to convince Donald Trump to denounce his own Nazi and white supremacist supporters, but she’s unwilling or unable to deliver. Instead she’s resorting to blocking people on Twitter who are criticizing Donald, including a popular Congressman.
This morning Ivanka tried to take the heat off herself by tweeting “There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis. “We must all come together as Americans — and be one country UNITED.” But as we’ve pointed out, unless she’s willing to get her father to say those same words, she’s only making things worse (link). Twelve hours after Ivanka’s tweets, they’ve rung hollow, as Donald still has yet to denounce the Nazis. And now Ivanka is taking out her frustrations on others.
Congressman Ted Lieu, a U.S. military veteran who has gained widespread respect and popularity this year for his tough stances against Donald Trump’s extremist policies, tweeted the following this evening: “Hey look, a senior White House official is afraid of tweets from a Congressman. Ivanka blocked me. Also, why is she in the White House?” (link). So what did Lieu say about Ivanka that caused her to block him?
That’s the odd part. We’ve scanned all of Ted Lieu’s tweets from the past week, and he hasn’t even so much as mentioned Ivanka Trump on Twitter. It appears she blocked him simply because she couldn’t handle the criticisms he was posting of Donald. Whatever kind of message Ivanka is trying to send by blocking Lieu, he’s a member of Congress and she’s supposed to be working with him in her role as a faux-White House adviser. So blocking him only comes across as weakness on her part. Just as it came across as weak when Donald Trump Jr recently blocked Palmer Report on Twitter.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report