Words by Roman White
The President’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump took to Twitter on Monday to praise Oprah’s Cecil B. Demille award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday. Oprah’s speech was filled with messages against sexual assault and sexual harassment and promoted the “Time’s up” movement which is a movement designed to raise funds for women’s legal defense in cases of sexual harassment. Oprah
“Just saw @Oprah’s empowering & inspiring speech at last night’s #GoldenGlobes,” said Ivanka via Twitter. “Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP! #United.”
This twitter post seems a bit ironic in some ways. The public responded to Oprah’s speech by showing support if she decided to run for the presidency in 2020 which would obviously remove Ivanka’s father from the Oval Office were Oprah to win. The hashtag #Oprah2020 was trending and the fire was given some gas by anonymous sources close to Oprah who revealed that the Billionaire was actually considering a run at the office.
Also, Ivanka Trump has had unwavering support for her father during the campaign and his presidency going as far as calling him a “champion of women’s rights.,” even when the infamous “Billy Bush tape” was leaked to the media – a tape that revealed graphic language from Trump during an Access Hollywood taping where he seems to detail a sexual assault in 2005. Trump did apologize for his language on the tape but following the release of this tape, a number of women came forward with allegations against then Candidate Trump saying that he sexually assaulted them – claims that he denies to this day.
It seems as though by supporting Oprah and her Golden Globes speech, Ivanka is essentially taking a side against her father – either that or she didn’t necessarily get the memo that her father is what many believe to be part of the problem.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018