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Ivanka Trump Furious After Wichita State University Dumps Her as Graduation Speaker

For reasons known only to those involved, Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology tapped Ivanka Trump to be the guest speaker at their virtual graduation. However, just a day and a half before the Saturday night ceremony, the school removed Ivanka’s speech from the program, according to People Magazine.

Ivanka had prerecorded a commencement speech weeks ago, but WSU Tech President Dr. Sheree Utash tweeted a new statement saying Ivanka would no longer be delivering the headline speech.

The cancellation announcement says more than Ivanka ever could.

In light of the social justice issues brought forth by George Floyd’s death, I understand and take responsibility that the timing of the announcement was insensitive,” Utash’s statement reads. “For this, I’m sorry. That was never the intent, and I want you to know I have heard you and we are responding.”

Whoa.

WSU is not canceling the virtual graduation ceremony, they are removing Ivanka’s presence. Thus, Ivanka being a Trump – released her speech anyway. Just like Donald is not going to be denied his convention, Ivanka is not going to be denied her talk and her message.

And Ivanka is not happy about the cancellation. She posted the recording of the speech she intended to give on Twitter and railed against “cancel culture.”

“Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia. Listening to one another is important now more than ever!” she tweeted.

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The internet had a field day with this particular clip of Ivanka’s speech, where she talked about all the adversity she has faced:

The net roared with laugher about Ivanka referencing the times she faced adversity. She is “daddy’s favorite” and surely never “wanted” anything in her life that wasn’t hers.

Plus, could she possibly have sounded less human? It is like a department store mannequin was invited to give your graduation and then someone said: “Siri, give a commencement address.” It had about the same amount of feeling.

Yes. I am sure it hurt! But not as much as having her talk canceled!

It must have been awful!

Too close to true.

I love the reference to “no one there to record it,” because to the Trump family, it didn’t happen unless it was released on Twitter or celebrated somewhere.

This is the part that the Trumps will never understand because they cannot relate to real people.  She should never, ever, have talked about her “adversities,” perhaps only talking about things she’s seen other people do as beautiful work.

We might also note that the decision to remove Ivanka’s remarks came after news hit that it was Ivanka’s idea to have protesters cleared out of Lafayette Plaza so that Trump could have a photo-opportunity in front of the church.

Poor Ivanka. She worked so hard on the speech, this is so unfair to her.

Ivanka did have some big names rush to her defense as well, including the God-awful Tom Cotton, and her big brother Don Jr.

And here is Don Jr. saying social justice is a disease, when the actual disease is the Trump family:

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Peace, y’all
Jason
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Jason Miciak is an attorney, author, political analyst and writer originally from Canada, with dual citizenship, living with his wife and daughter in southern Mississippi. He has an B.S. in Biology and a Minor in American History from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from the University of California. He does as little law as he can get away with while now doing full time writing for Political Flare. He also enjoys gardening, fishing, casual reading in science and dogs.

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