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Chris Cillizza – a study in contrasts

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Today. (Thanks to commentariat Stepped Pyramids for sharing.)

In defense of Ivanka Trump after she was hissed at in Germany


But, it’s important to remember that Ivanka is, first and foremost, her father’s daughter. As such, she is going to defend him — as would almost every daughter in any situation in which her dad is under attack. And, whatever you think of the Trumps, it’s beyond debate that they are a very close-knit family who always sticks together.

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Then there is the fact that Ivanka Trump spent the entire campaign insisting that she had seen her father up close more than any of his critics and knew for a fact that he was committed to workplace equality and to helping women thrive. To walk away from that view would be to abandon what she spent the last 18 months telling us about her dad based on her own firsthand experiences.

White House advisor I. Trump is so unprofessional that she will reflexively defend her horrible, disgusting boss because he happens to be her dad, no matter how horrible and disgusting he might be. However, she knows him well and her defense of him is based on facts, so people should trust her judgement.

Or something. Whatever it is, it can’t be that White House officials defend their bosses because that’s part of their job. And they may catch some flack from the public as a result. Especially if their boss is a festering choad. There’s no room for Cillizza to engage in condescending, schmaltzy hand wringing about filial duty if one takes that view.

And anyway, time for another logical fallacy!

You can hate Donald Trump’s views on and treatment of women — and lots of people do! But, to expect Ivanka Trump to publicly condemn her father or his record on women’s issues is a bridge too far.


No one said anything about her publicly condemning him, either. Really, I’m surprised CNN waited so long to hire this doofus.

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