Ivanka Trump Tells Us Her Dad Doesn't Hate Women -- but We're Not Buying It

Just before The Donald took the podium to accept the nomination, viewers were treated to the second most anticipated speaker of the Republican National Convention, Ivanka Trump. She read the prompter, looked flawless, and described her dad (once again) as a proud feminist. Girl, no ... just no.

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Ivanka has been one of the few Trump surrogates who doesn't come across like a total lunatic monster. But if Trump thinks women are buying what she's selling just because we both wear bras, it just shows how stupid he really thinks chicks are.

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Donald Trump is a vile sexist who treats American women like garbage, trades in wives (including Ivanka's own mother) for mistresses, and, despite handing out a few gigs to women, has done nothing but treat women like objects throughout his tacky, bedazzled life. For Ivanka to ignore every shred of evidence of her father's sexism and stand up in front of the country and try to sell the idea that Trump is going to help American women is just insulting.

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While introducing her father, Ivanka, in a speech that sounded like a DNC platform agenda, stated:

As the mother of three young children, I know how hard it is to work while raising a family, and I also know that I am more fortunate than most. American families need relief. Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties; they should be the norm. Politicians talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career. He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too, right alongside of him.

Now, we don't know what he pays his workers in the private sector, but based on reports that he doesn't even pay his women staffers the same as men, this is a total lie. If you want to know what the Trump campaign really thinks about women, you'd probably get better information talking to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who on the same night gave this very telling quote about how the campaign views women as a voting bloc to MSNBC's Chris Matthews:

It depends which women you are talking about. Many women feel they can’t afford their lives, their husbands can’t afford to be paying for the family bills. Hillary Clinton is guilty of being part of the establishment that created that problem. They will hear the message. As they hear the message, that’s how we will appeal to them.

There it is ... Trump will help ladies' husbands take care of them better, because that's what women really want, right? And this wasn't a slip, as Matthews gave Manafort a chance to clarify.

"You heard what you just said, didn't you? You said women are concerned about their husbands' income?" Matthews said with his head about to explode.

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"I can speak personally to that," Manafort doubled down.

Uh-oh, Paul, your panties are showing. This. THIS is the opinion the Trump campaign has of women. Make no mistake, "Make America Great Again" is code for turning back the clock to a time when it was white men with a stranglehold on power, not people of color and certainly not women.

And nothing Ivanka says changes that fact.

Actually, maybe it's worse that a woman who everyone says is so brilliant would be willing to stand in front of the country and try to sell women a lie as big as those Trump Baja condos that were never going to be built. Ivanka is smart enough to know a prime business opportunity when she sees one.

She stood up there shoveling crap about how her father is "gender neutral" -- and then, when she was done, in a very on-brand way, her account sent this tweet:

Women are just another group for the Trumps to con and sell crap to. Shop the look, ladies, don't actually listen to the substance.

Trump has already told women over the years exactly what he thinks about us.

Trump thinks women should get "some form of punishment" for accessing our Constitutionally protected right to have an abortion. 

Trump said sexual assault in the military is just the cost of doing business.

Here's how "gender neutral" Trump was during this time on The Apprentice. "It's certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women on The Apprentice were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal," he wrote in his 2004 book How to Get Rich.

There's the Megyn Kelly attacks about "blood coming out of her ... wherever," and this doozy he launched against his primary opponent Carly Fiorina in Rolling Stone magazine: "Look at that face," he said. "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"

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I don't think there's anything serious about Trump, much less his trotting his daughter out to try to appeal to women in spite of a mountain of evidence piled high over decades that Trump is misogyny personified.

Here's what Trump said about Ivanka's own mother, Iavana: "I would never buy her any decent jewels or pictures," Trump told Vanity Fair in 1990. "Why give her negotiable assets?"

And I can't even start in with all the uncomfortably sexual stuff Donald Trump has said about his daughter over the years.

So chalk it up to being raised to revere her dad, to Stockholm syndrome, to maybe hoping her dad would embrace these values, or whatever you like, but the fact is that not only is Ivanka doing her part in helping Donald Trump advance his campaign -- one that is basically a race-baiting, hate-filled agenda that attacks Muslims and Mexicans -- but it also seems like she's actively lying to the American women about her dad's intentions and beliefs. Mainly because these issues (including affordable childcare and equal pay) are simply not part of his platform. Remember, this is a man who doesn't change diapers and thinks doing "a good job" simply results in wage equality.

Are American women actually supposed to buy the message that Donald Trump cares about women and will work to make their lives easier or better? If you do then I have a condo in Baja, some Trump steaks, and a dress designed and worn by the famous feminist Ivanka Trump to sell you.

Please.

 

Image via Ivanka Trump/Twitter

 

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