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WATCH: Samantha Bee Skewers Ivanka Trump’s New Book

Samantha Bee is starting a reading group for Ivanka Trump’s new book “Women Who Work,” and it’s mostly going to be a hotbed for mockery and eye-rolling.

During this week’s “Full Frontal,” the television host shared her many thoughts on the president’s daughter’s writing — or lack thereof.

“If you’re not a fan of Ivanka’s prose, don’t worry — you won’t find much of it in this book,” she said. “Practically every word that isn’t ‘I,’ ‘Trump,’ or ‘architecting’ is cribbed from, or another self-help book.”

Bee added that Trump might has well have been the kid who totally forgot a homework assignment, and then haphazardly ripped out pages from a bunch of other books and slapped it all together onto a vision board.

The host also pointed out that Trump (or, as she’s fondly referred to on Full Frontal, “the human tooth whitening strip”) completely, inappropriately twisted a Maya Angelou quote to suit her own means.

“It takes a special kind of whiteness to take a Maya Angelou line about racism, mangle it, and apply it to asking for a raise,” Bee said.

Read along with Bee below:

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theakglassman.


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