First, I will stipulate that I do not subscribe to the statement attributed to former White House strategist Stephen Bannon in the “Fire and Fury” book that Ivanka Trump is “dumb as a brick.”
The first daughter, though, seems to be tone deaf. Politically, that is.
Oprah Winfrey got the Golden Globes crowd all worked up Sunday night with that speech in which she declared to women around the nation that a “new day is on the horizon!”
Ivanka then weighed in with a tweet that endorsed Winfrey’s “empowering and inspiring” speech.
The speech was seen by many as a first shot in the 2020 presidential campaign. Oprah might be considering a run for president against, um, Ivanka’s father, Donald Trump Sr., the president of the United States.
Here is where I’ll note that Ivanka stood by Dad when those women came forward to accuse him of sexual abuse, assault, harassment. She has said in public that the president is women’s most powerful ally; Ivanka has drawn scorn for saying that, too.
Now she endorses Oprah’s speech and the “Me Too” movement, while standing by her father?
Ivanka isn’t “dumb as a brick.” She does need re-calibrate her political antennae.