Hillary Clinton to Ivanka Trump in Colbert Cartoon: ‘You Can Eat My A**’

The April 8 episode of Stephen Colbert’s Showtime anti-Trump cartoon, Our Cartoon President, titled “First Pitch” included bitter losing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She is less than kind to Ivanka Trump as Trump is trying to open a school for women and girls in Africa.

Ivanka Trump wants to become a feminist icon and her idea of how to do that is to open the Ivanka Trump School for Women and Girls in Africa. She tells Jared that traffic to Malala Yousafzai’s website exploded after she opened a school. And, Oprah’s did, too.

Ivanka wants to use her school to pump up traffic to her website and promote the sale of her clothing line. Along the way, she meets with failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton to ask for a donation from The Clinton Foundation. It doesn’t go well.

 

 

Ivanka: Thank you for meeting with me about my new school. It’s just nice to talk to someone who I share so much life experience with.

Hillary Clinton: Absolutely. And I’m just so excited that the meritocracy is working properly, and you’re serving in the most powerful office on Earth.

Ivanka: I know you’re not feeling well and need to get back to making sure your brain doesn’t spill out of your head, and so I’ll get to it. I would love to accept a sizable contribution from The Clinton Foundation for my new school.

Hillary: Oh, we’re not really a foundation anymore, so much as a thick smoke screen for Republicans to draw attention from your father’s Mussolini cosplay. And you’re doing a great job!

Ivanka: So, from one feminist to another, can we agree to lift each other up?

Hillary: I’d love to, but unfortunately, I’m on so much Xanax and chardonnay that I’m not legally allowed to write a check. I’ll tell you what, though. Until that changes, you can eat my ass.

Classy as always, Hillary. At least she admits The Clinton Foundation is just a smokescreen! Naturally, she had to work into the conversation that President Trump acts as a dictator. Recently, Hillary was asked on Dutch television what she thought about Ivanka Trump as a future president if she has such a goal. “That’s not going to happen,” Clinton responded. “No,” she said, shaking her head. “No, we don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House.” Poor Hillary. She just can’t get over her loss.

Meanwhile, President Trump has been asked to throw out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals but he doesn’t want to do it. He also doesn’t want to appear to be less than manly about it so he invents a cockamamie story about being such a great baseball player that he played for the New York Yankees. Along the way, Ted Cruz shows up (as he does in every episode) and gives Trump a rifle to give him confidence. Trump totes it around while wearing a cowboy hat to look macho.

There are the standard slams about Trump’s personal vanity and not serving in Vietnam because of bone spurs. Then Melania tells him to not worry about it, she has canceled his pitch. The next day it’s announced that Hillary will do it. Lol! Like that would happen. And, it didn’t happen here, either. Hillary suffers from heat stroke and is helped out of her news conference by secret service. They support her on either side as we have all seen them do.

Trump gets a pep talk from the generals to boost his self-confidence – McMaster, Kelly, and Mattis – and they give him a fake nuclear button to push after telling him that North Korea President Kim Jung-un has launched missile tests. Oh, brother. Then a news report states that President Kim has thrown a baseball at 400 mph. General Kelly advises him to go ahead and try to make the pitch and to keep pretending he’s a man’s man.

Meanwhile, Ivanka’s school in Africa turns into a sweatshop for her clothing line. And, at the beginning of the baseball game, Ivanka walks out to stop her father from throwing the pitch. She says she’s #IvankaStrong and is part of #TheResistance – no more baseball until a female president is elected – and that will be her. Uh-huh.

Seriously, y’all, this show is full of absolutely nothing but a string of the kind of lame, predictable, sophomoric liberal jokes that you’d see on Twitter. I really don’t know who would look forward to watching this dribble. I’m just glad it’s finally the end of the season.

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Ivanka Trump to meet South Korean minister in light of Tillerson firing

Senior White House adviser and first family member Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha when she visits the U.S. following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s abrupt Trump administration ouster.

The personnel changes for this meeting come after Ivanka Trump attended the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games in February. Kang Kyung-wha and President Trump’s eldest daughter were photographed together at the games while observing the competition and snapping photos with athletes.

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Ivanka Trump’s role in her father’s White House administration has long been a subject of scrutiny, and her subbing in for a meeting with a foreign world leader could mean she will have an increased profile as rumors grow over further changes coming within the West Wing.

President Trump commented on his decision to replace the former Exxon CEO with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, saying he and Tillerson “disagree on a lot of things.”

“When you look at the Iran deal, I thought it was terrible. He thought it was okay. I wanted to either break it or do something, he felt a little differently,” Trump said. “I think Rex will be much happier now, but I really appreciate his service.”

Tillerson announced earlier this week that he would remain in his post until March 31, at which point he will vacate his position and pave the way for a “smooth and orderly transition” for Secretary of State Designate Mike Pompeo.

RELATED: Ivanka Trump in her White House role

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As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced Friday that the United States was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The new measures chiefly target ships and shipping companies in mainland China, Taiwan and the North.

“We imposed today the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on a country before,” Trump declared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just outside Washington, D.C. “And frankly, hopefully something positive can happen; we will see.”

The president’s announcement came as his daughter Ivanka, one of his closest advisers, visited South Korea for the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

At a dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the first daughter said her trip aimed in part to “reaffirm our commitment to our maximum pressure campaign to ensure that the Korean Peninsula is denuclearized.”

The new sanctions target 56 vessels, shipping companies and other firms that Washington suspects of helping North Korea evade a series of international sanctions meant to starve that country of fuel. U.S. officials say that China has pared down its economic relationship with its de facto client state, but that Chinese firms continue to help the regime in Pyongyang.

The measures hit entities in North Korea, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, the Marshall Islands, Tanzania and Panama, according to the Treasury Department.

It’s not clear to what extent the new measures will change North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s behavior. U.S. experts say the country sees its weapons programs as an insurance policy to guarantee regime survival.

In a briefing at the White House, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters that multiple rounds of sanctions were “beginning to have a significant impact on their ability to fund their programs.” He did not specify whether he meant the country’s nuclear and missile endeavors.

The new measures cover “virtually all the ships they’re using at this moment in time” to get fuel into the country and exports to overseas markets, Mnuchin said. Asked whether the U.S. planned to board vessels bound for North Korea, the secretary replied, “I cannot rule that out.”

It’s not the first time the Trump administration has targeted shipping. In September, it barred ships and aircraft from U.S. soil and ports within 180 days of being in North Korea. And it applied the same ban on vessels that engaged in ship-to-ship transfers with a vessel that visited North Korea.

Later, at a joint press conference with visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump raised the specter of military action if sanctions fail.

“If the sanctions don’t work, we’ll have to go ‘phase two,’ and phase two may be a very rough thing, may be very, very unfortunate for the world,” Trump said. “But hopefully the sanctions will work.”

By Trump’s standards — he has threatened to rain “fire and fury” on North Korea or “totally destroy” it — his comment was relatively mild. But military conflict with Pyongyang could turn into a catastrophic all-out war that would put millions of lives at risk in North and South Korea, as well as in nearby Japan.

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Ivanka Trump, top N. Korean general to come face-to-face at PyeongChang closing ceremony

Ivanka Trump, who is also a senior adviser to her father, will be joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who will give particular support to the female athletes competing at the Games.

“Sarah’s going as a female to help cheer on all of the female athletes and highlight the women’s sports and success our female athletes have had at this year’s Olympic Games,” a White House official said.

Other members of the delegation include the junior US senator from Idaho, Jim Risch, and US Army National Guard soldier and Olympic medal-winning bobsledder Shauna Rohbock.

“I am honored to lead the US delegation to the closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics,” Ivanka Trump said.

“We look forward to congratulating Team USA and celebrating all that our athletes have achieved. Their talent, drive, grit and spirit embodies American excellence, and inspire us all.”

The delegation’s main aim is to highlight American athletes’ achievements at the Olympics, and to reaffirm US cooperation with the Games’ host, South Korea.

The 36-year-old presidential adviser is set to have dinner with South Korean leader Jae-in Moon during her three-day visit to South Korea.

Much attention will be on the American delegation’s stance towards representatives of North Korea, with whom the US has consistently exchanged war threats.

The Games curtain-raiser, staged on February 9, saw US Vice President Mike Pence sitting next to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong.

North Korea’s eight-member delegation for the closing ceremony will be headed by Kim Yong-chol, a senior general who is in charge of inter-Korean affairs. He is also believed to have masterminded several attacks on South Korea, including on the vessel ‘Cheonan’ in 2010 that killed 46 sailors.

South Korea had blacklisted Kim for supporting the country’s nuclear and missile programs, but decided to accept the North’s Olympics delegation amid the newly established thaw in relations between the two states.

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Mueller investigating Ivanka Trump for saying hello to Russians in elevator lobby

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Ivanka Trump over a brief elevator encounter with the two Russians at the center of a controversial 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that she did not attend.

The Los Angeles Times broke the news this morning, with a report that Ivanka exchanged pleasantries with the Russian duo.

Investigators also are exploring the involvement of the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, who did not attend the half-hour sit-down on June 9, 2016, but briefly spoke with two of the participants, a Russian lawyer and a Russian-born Washington lobbyist. Details of the encounter were not previously known.

It occurred at the Trump Tower elevator as the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and the lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, were leaving the building and consisted of pleasantries, a person familiar with the episode said. But Mueller’s investigators want to know every contact the two visitors had with Trump’s family members and inner circle.

Mueller long has sought to nail down details of the unusual gathering at the height of the presidential race between three of Trump’s top campaign aides – his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his campaign manager, Paul Manafort – and Veselnitskaya, Akhmetshin, plus a Russian language translator, a U.S.-based employee of a Russian real estate group, and a British music promoter with Russian business ties who helped bring the group together.”

The Times reported Mueller is looking at possible obstruction of justice by President Trump over his involvement in writing a press release about the meeting.

Mueller’s team is trying to determine if Trump and others involved in drafting the language aboard Air Force One knew it was inaccurate and whether it was aimed at deceiving federal investigators looking into whether the Trump campaign actively assisted a Russian intelligence operation aimed at interfering in the U.S. campaign.

…Mueller’s investigation into possible obstruction of justice by Trump is also examining whether he improperly tried to shield his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, from an FBI investigation and then fired FBI Director James B. Comey to block the inquiry.

John Dowd, one of Trump’s lawyers, declined to comment Friday on the direction of Mueller’s inquiry. Trump has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and in a tweet Friday again denounced allegations of collusion with Russia as “a total hoax.”

Complete Times article at this link.

Trump haters are naturally ecstatic at the news of Ivanka Trump being investigated by Mueller.

Not mentioned in the Times article is whether Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Tower elevator lobby security camera videos yet.

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Ivanka Trump's most talked about controversies of 2017

While President Trump normally gets the internet buzzing with eyebrow-raising comments and quick-response tweets, first daughter, Ivanka Trump, has also had her fair share of controversies in 2017.

She garnered criticism earlier this year for staying silent over her father’s “anti-women” actions and for failing to successfully advocate for policies that may bring change to issues such as closing the gender wage gap and women’s health. One of those critics was former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

When asked if Ivanka Trump should be held responsible for her father’s actions, the former secretary of state claimed that everyone “associated” with President Trump should be held accountable and if they weren’t on-board with his views and policies, they should be “speaking out.”

Trump appeared to respond to all of these allegations by suggesting that it is not her White House role to steer her father in a specific political direction and told the Financial Times that people have “created unrealistic expectations” of her and her job in Washington. 

And although Ivanka Trump remained mostly silent on these issues, she did create some buzz surrounding Alabama Senate nominee, Roy Moore. 

In an interview with the Associated Press, the first daughter said there was “a special place in hell for people who prey on children” after allegations surfaced that Moore sexually abused multiple teenage girls.

Her comments drew criticism from far-right media outlet Breitbart, with its editor-in-chief claiming she should stay quiet, given the accusations against her own father. 

Check out more controversies the first daughter had in 2017 below:

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Newsweek’s Bizarre Ivanka Story Suggests Confederate Flag in Photo Background Is ‘Dogwhistle’

Newsweek, circling the drain of journalistic credibility, has resorted to immature rehashes of liberal social media clickbait, to bizarrely accuse President Trump daughter Ivanka of sending a “dogwhistle” signal to racist movements.

The headline suggests that the Trump family is responsible for the ideological content of flags on boats sailing near them while on vacation: “Oops! Ivanka Trump Vacation Photo Has Confederate Flag on Boat Behind Jared Kushner” was an alleged news story by Jessica Kwong, posted on Wednesday. The article was accompanied by an unrelated clip, “Confederate Symbols Across the U.S.”

In the morning after Christmas, first daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted photos of her husband, Jared Kushner, and son on a boat with the caption, “this fish is a trophy!” But many Twitter users were more interested in something in the background — a Confederate flag.

The controversial symbol of the Confederacy can be seen on a boat in the distance behind Kushner’s left shoulder, displayed alongside the American flag. Twitter users quickly attacked the first daughter, since President Donald Trump, her father, has a history of defending Confederate statues.

“Couldn’t find four photos without one? Or is this a dogwhistle?” tweeted Walter Shaub, who was director of the Office of Government Ethics under former President Barack Obama.

Kwong circled back to Trump’s response to the August rally of neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, and shoehorned in rumors that Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner was in legal trouble.

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Another Twitter user said Kushner is spending time with his family “while he can,” alluding to a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians in the presidential election. Kushner was reportedly involved in a heavily scrutinized meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, fueling speculation that he could be implicated.

Kwong allowed a single line of reality to creep in near the end:

But some came to the first daughter’s defense. “Do you hold yourself accountable for the actions of the person driving next to you? If not, you’re a hypocrite,” another Twitter user said.

Although Kwong based her “news” almsot solely around Twitter responses, her own Twitter feedback was full of mockery and disbelief that a flag in the background of a vacation photo was being treated as an actual news event.

 

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Trump Wants Kushner and Ivanka Out of Washington

According to Vanity Fair, citing two unnamed Republicans, Trump is “frustrated with (son-in-law Jared) Kushner’s political advice in his capacity of senior advisor to the president, including his encouragement to back losing Alabama GOP candidate Luther Strange and to fire FBI Director James Comey, which Kushner denies.”

Trump urged Kushner and daughter Ivanka (first daughter and advisor to the president) to return to New York, “pressuring them to go,” according to an unnamed source.

He wants them out of the White House spotlight to avoid negative news coverage. They’re being investigated as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s witch-hunt Russiagate probe.

Reportedly, Trump told Ivanka: “Baby, you’re getting killed. This is a bad idea,” other White House staffers witnessing his comment, according to Vanity Fair.

Kushner’s influence is waning, Vanity Fair saying White House chief of staff John Kelly “clipped his wings” – under a system he instituted, requiring everyone go through him to see the president, including family members for official business.

Kelly reportedly was angered over Kushner’s trip to Saudi Arabia, meeting with crown prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) days before his power grad, arresting hundreds of princes, ministers and business figures, making it appear the White House involved with orchestrating what happened.

In June, MBS ousted his predecessor, gaining control over Riyadh’s military, security and economic portfolios, becoming crown prince, the next Saudi king when his father steps down, expected any time because of his age and ill-health.

Trump expressed approval of MBS’ power grab, tweeting: “I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing.”

“Some of those they are harshly treating have been ‘milking’ their country for years!”

Reportedly, Kushner and Ivanka are steering clear of chief of staff Kelly as much as possible since he established control over White House operations, including scheduling and daily activities.

According to knowledgeable legal experts, Kushner failed to list all foreign contacts he’s had on his national security clearance forms, nor a full account of his financial holdings and dealings.

Washington is no place for anyone wishing to maintain a low profile – nor New York for prominent figures like Trump and his family members since he entered the presidential sweepstakes.



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Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump's India Trip Amid Tensions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t sending a top delegation to accompany Ivanka Trump to a business summit in India because he doesn’t want to promote her on the world stage, a State Department source has told CNN.

In her highest-profile international event yet, the first daughter is attending the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, sponsored by the State Department and India, next week. A theme of the summit is female economic empowerment. 

A senior State Department source told CNN that “no one higher than the deputy assistant secretary is allowed to participate” in the India trip. Tillerson’s staff “won’t send someone senior because they don’t want to bolster Ivanka,” the source said. 

Tillerson has a history of tension with the White House, and this could be the newest chapter. Donald Trump has appeared to contradict his secretary of state a number of times. The president threatened to “destroy” North Korea in a speech before the United Nations, for example, while Tillerson was counseling diplomacy. Trump said Tillerson was “wasting his time” on North Korea.

Tillerson also reportedly called Trump a “moron” after a summer meeting at the Pentagon with members of Trump’s national security team and Cabinet officials, according to NBC. Tillerson never specifically denied he used the word. Instead, he said at a press conference: “I’m not going to deal with petty stuff like that.”

Ivanka Trump’s participation in the summit is already controversial. Hyderabad has forcibly removed thousands of beggars from the streets, and even jailed many, ahead of her visit. In the U.S., critics also question her credentials as a promoter of women in business. While her father touts “made in America” products, her own fashions are manufactured exclusively in overseas factories paying low wages, The Washington Post has reported. A Post investigation also found that her company “lags behind many in the apparel industry in monitoring the treatment of the largely female workforce.”

Last year’s summit in Silicon Valley included Secretary of State John Kerry. President Obama attended with a top delegation in Kenya in 2015.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Ivanka Trump Gets Schooled After Trying To Make A Point About Education

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump and a White House adviser, wrote an op-ed for the New York Post about introducing tech education as early as kindergarten. 

She said tech in education was part of her “White House portfolio,”  a comment that didn’t go over well online, given that she has no expertise in either tech or education.

Many critics also referred to the unfolding email scandal surrounding Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, another White House adviser:  

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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