Ivanka Trump is confused.
Like all of us, something stirred inside the President’s eldest daughter as she watched Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
“Time is up,” Winfrey bellowed, for the way men abuse and silence and persecute women. “Time is up,” for the institutionalisation of sexual harassment and rape across industries, the 63-year-old confirmed. ‘Time is up’ for discrimination, inequality, abuse and misconduct.
Following her speech, many celebrities are calling for Winfrey to run for president in the 2020 election – and that’s how we know Ivanka’s confused.
“Just saw Oprah’s empowering and inspiring speech at last night’s Golden Globes,” the 36-year-old tweeted yesterday. “Let’s all come together, women and men, and say TIME IS UP!”
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
Ahhh… Two things.
Is this a plea for help from a woman who’s trapped within the White House and trying desperately to escape? What other explanation is there when the public pressure around Winfrey running for president is mounting, meaning one Donald Trump could be out of a job?
Second, if Ivanka agrees wholeheartedly with Winfrey’s sentiment, surely TIME IS UP for her father, too? A man publicly accused of sexual harassment by several women and who’s been caught on tape admitting to “grabbing women by the pussy” without their consent.
It seems such emotion must have been evoked in Ivanka listening to Winfrey’s words, that she forgot where and who she was. The backlash has been swift:
Who should tell her? https://t.co/si9E5MPw8I
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 9, 2018