What is the ‘Ivanka Trump guarantee’? It doesn’t amount to much according to Lindy West, who blasted the first daughter as ineffectual in a Wednesday column of the same name in The New York Times.
“She is more a logo than a person, a scarecrow stuffed with branding, an heiress-turned-model-turned-multimillionaire’s-wife playacting as an authority on the challenges facing working women so that she can sell more pastel sheath dresses,” wrote West, a writer and activist who writes a regular column for The Times.
West went onto fault Trump for being ineffective as an advocate for more progressive policies within the White House - failing to advance paid family leave for women, rights for transgender people in the military or protections for undocumented immigrants.
Trump has struggled to make herself heard on these issues, and that has led to exasperation and disgust from many on the left. The column resonated on social media, spurring a trending Twitter hashtag: #theivankatrumpguarantee.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
‘Ivanka Trump Guarantee’ Ripped Apart In Times Column