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Ivanka Trump Still Seems to Believe That She Will Be the First Woman President
These Trump’s aren’t going to be disappearing from our radar screens anytime soon. At least, not if they have anything to do with it.
But we don’t think they pose a big threat to get near the White House ever again. Ivanka disagrees. According to Vanity Fair:
As Michael Wolff reported in Fire and Fury, though friends warned Javanka of the risks of getting into politics, “balancing risk against reward,” they “decided to accept roles in the West Wing over the advice of almost everyone they knew. It was a joint decision by the couple, and, in some sense, a joint job. Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump.
Well, yes, of course, they would think that much of themselves. After all, the country has elected the progeny of a former president in recent history. So, since she has the last name, this makes complete sense. Jared likely thinks that he’ll be the real president making the decisions anyway, after all – he’s already done that, too.
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It appears that Ivanka is just as clueless as anyone in her family and still believes that she can do it even post-insurrection, she’s decided to let bygones be bygones and people have a short memory. She’ll be back, especially if she makes up for it by demonstrating that she’s the level-headed one that can be trusted:
While Ivanka appears to understand that the insurrection situation is not ideal for her brand—hence her furious attempts at damage control, including the decision to delete her tweet calling the violent mob “American patriots,” the first daughter still seemingly believes that she can salvage this whole thing and that the unintentionally hilarious plan she struck with Jared is still on track. According to the Daily Mail, Princess Purses had plans to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20 in an effort to “save her reputation” and her “promising political career,” which she believes is a real thing that exists.
Well, of course, it exists! She is eminently qualified. Look at all she’s done in her young life. She’s been an integral part of one of the most consequential and successful administrations in a long time!
Plus, she is loved by the MAGA heads. Well, the men definitely love her, but not necessarily as a politician. That’s her brother. We joke about him a lot, but her brother has his ears on the buzz of the MAGA hive mind. Junior is the one who might be able to get some support, even though he’s every bit as unqualified as her.
So, to burnish her credibility, Ivanka says she’s going to Biden’s inauguration, as a sign that things are alright now. Kind of like a fight in a hockey game, everyone shakes hands at the end. It’s just rough politics.
One problem, though. No one is sure if she’s even been invited, nor would be if it even came up.
Still, it’s entirely believable that Ivanka thinks she should be invited, and that she’s going to totally ride this thing out and ultimately emerge unscathed, her prospects of a shot at the White House unharmed despite her father’s supporters literally smearing shit through the halls of the Capitol. Among other things.
Well, she best get used to going through a lot of shit because there’s no guarantee at all that Ivanka is going to be free to be out and around to run for president. It is really tough to run when behind bars. We will see. But we won’t see Ivanka in the Oval Office ever again.
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