Trump’s Bringing Tiffany to the WH Today to ‘Congratulate Her in Person’ After Getting Slammed for Ignoring Her Graduation From Law School
Donald Trump didn’t publicly acknowledge that his daughter, Tiffany Trump, had graduated from Georgetown Law School until four days after the fact…and still found a way to make his daughter’s accomplishment all about him. And now, according to CNN he will be bringing Tiffany to the White House on Wednesday to congratulate her in person.
The president congratulated his 26-year-old daughter in a Wednesday tweet quipping, “just what I need is a lawyer in the family.”
Trump’s congratulatory tweet came only after CNN and Vanity Fair noted on Tuesday that not a single Trump family member had yet publicly acknowledged Tiffany’s Saturday graduation.
It’s unclear what Tiffany is planning to do with her law degree, but she said in October 2016 that she’s “interested” in working for her father’s business and that she’d bring “a different kind of skill set to the company.”
Congratulations to my daughter, Tiffany, on graduating from Georgetown Law. Great student, great school. Just what I need is a lawyer in the family. Proud of you Tiff!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020
This isn’t the first time the president has appeared to spurn his younger daughter. Last fall, Trump’s former executive assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, told reporters that the president didn’t like to be photographed with Tiffany because he believed she was “overweight.”
The president said at the time that he would call Tiffany to reassure her that Westerhout’s claim was untrue. He insisted that Westerhout, who was forced to resign over the incident, was “a very good person.”
“I’m going to say it’s just absolutely false,” he told reporters. “Tiffany is a wonderful person. She studies so hard. She’s a great student.”
And CNN’s Kate Bennett just reported that Trump invited Tiffany to the White House today so he can congratulate her in person. Another dumb photo op.
A White House official tells me Tiffany Trump has been invited to the White House today by her dad so he can congratulate her in person. https://t.co/bfuQ7cn9xx
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) May 20, 2020
Twitter had some thoughts:
Invite his child to visit – that's just an odd way to live – my kids drop in whenever they want the door is always open
— Tamara (@nana2hallie) May 20, 2020
Oh, you mean he remembered she's a part of the family?
— Occam's Razorback (@janeite1900) May 20, 2020
The first time I've ever seen The Donald mention his daughter, Tiffany, and it's basically to say, "I need a lawyer! Will you be my lawyer? Please be my lawyer! If you represent me, I'll give you a $1 million allowance like my daddy gave me! No quid pro quo!" https://t.co/NL8TWKG81V
— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) May 20, 2020
five minutes ago:
"sir, tweet something about your daughter graduating college"
"why would I do that? Ivanka graduated years ago"
"no, your other daughter"
"wait, I have another daughter?"
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) May 20, 2020
Congratulations to Tiffany for managing to stay out of your crooked orbit all this time.
What you need ISN'T a lawyer in the family. You just need someone whose job is to remind you that you have TWO daughters.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 20, 2020
It looks like she learned something, too-she was the only one of your adult children not listed in the fraud lawsuit that will now proceed thanks to the Second Circuit! Congratulations Tiffany! https://t.co/idAooQJ64Y
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) May 20, 2020
A staffer had to remind him of her name while typing this tweet. https://t.co/Wz7gZk2SyH
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) May 20, 2020