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Earth To Ivanka Trump: Your Dad Invented Vicious

By in Huffington Post on June 13, 2017

By Mary S Papenfuss

Twitter responded to Ivanka Trump’s sad complaints about the “viciousness” of attacks on her father with a shrug of “give me a break.”

“It is hard, and there’s a level of viciousness that I was not expecting,” the first daughter said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “But this isn’t supposed to be easy,” she added bravely, speculating that rough politics should be expected because her father is so “transformative.”

Lots of people — including “Star Trek” actor George Takei and some reporters — just didn’t buy it, since President Donald Trump conducted one of the most vicious presidential campaigns in recent history. Trump called women “pigs,” Mexican immigrants “rapists,” and Meryl Streep a “loser.” He mocked a disabled reporter and urged people at his rallies to “knock the crap” out of protesters.

The Washington Post deadpanned: “Irony is dead.”

This “seems to be a talking point for the White House now. And it is ridiculous,” wrote Aaron Blake in “The Fix.” “Not because politics in Washington isn’t vicious — it certainly can be and is — but because Ivanka and Eric Trump’s father’s political rise was marked by probably the nastiest and most bare-knuckled brand of public campaigning that we’ve seen in modern history.”

One of the most stinging criticisms of Ivanka’s lament came from John Podhoretz, columnist in the usually Trump-friendly New York Post, who called the first daughter a “filthy liar” in a tweet for saying she was shocked by ugly attacks in politics.

Her father said Ben Carson was a psychopath and Ted Cruz’s […]    

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