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(JTA) — By now, some of you may know a bunch of random but adorable facts about 5-year-old Arabella Kushner, the granddaughter of President Donald Trump. For instance, she likes Israel more than she likes ants, she loves fidget spinners and she wants to be a Marine when she grows up.
As has probably been clear for some time now, I make no claims of being able to know what’s going on in Ivanka Trump’s mind. (Or anyone’s, for that matter, but this is an Ivanka post.) So I ask the following questions, knowing, full well, their unanswerability: Did she actually think, at any point along the way, that the entire American public would greet Donald Trump’s presidency with understated joy? Did she ever imagine a President Donald Trump would bring about a new, refined era in American political discourse? A break from mean-spirited rhetoric?
By the time images captioned captioned “Why I disagree with my dad,” I had a sense a meme was under way, but that I’d missed the reference. As I learned moments later, the inspiration was US Weekly’s new Ivanka Trump cover story, whose headline is, sure enough, “Why I Disagree With My Dad.”
Yes, the CNN declaration that Ivanka Trump is “America’s most powerful Jewish woman” drew eye-rolls. (My favorite response was Emily Nussbaum’s: “The Nanny in reruns is a more powerful Jewish woman than Ivanka Trump.”) But… isn’t she? For the past several months, I’ve been Ivanka-ing it up a storm for the Sisterhood, not because I find Ivanka Trump particularly compelling, but because she’s President Trump’s very-cherished daughter, as well as a woman (however implausibly) rumored to be a/the voice of reason in the White House. She’s definitely Jewish, definitely a woman, and unquestionably in the public eye. As for powerful, ah, there it gets tricky.
Ivanka Trump — technically, Ivanka Trump the brand — has entered into Marie Antoinette territory yet again. A tweet from the Ivanka Trump HQ account reads “Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay.” The tweet leads to an Ivanka lifestyle page post, which links to a Good Housekeeping post which posits Champagne popsicles as a concept, which, in turn, leads to a different Good Housekeeping post with the actual recipes, none of which include Champagne. (Other Ivanka-brand Memorial Day tips include such ideas as having a picnic, listening to music and packing a duffel bag.)