Ivanka Trump tried to join the #TIMESUP movement but failed spectacularly

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

Trump, whose efforts to increase paid family leave have yet to bear fruit, has repeatedly defended her father, who has been accused of harassment and assault by at least 17 women.

Ivanka Trump, special adviser to the US President Donald Trump, was impressed by Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes.

The 36-year-old entrepreneur took to Twitter and wrote, "Just saw 's empowering & inspiring speech at last night's #GoldenGlobes".

On Tuesday night, Lawrence O'Donnell slammed Ivanka Trump for her tweet in support of the #TimesUp movement.

Ivanka continued to promote this pro-woman image for equal pay after her father revoked pay transparency for federal contractors, and again when he cut funding for developing countries under the Office of Global Women's Issues.

Other users of Twitter also responded, posting the names of those who have accused Donald Trump of misconduct and reminded Ivanka that time is up for her father, too. "Ew go away", she wrote.

Actor Alyssa Milano directed Ivanka to the Time's Up legal fund that will help her father's accusers with their expenses. "You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defence fund that is available to support your father's accusers", and Rosie O'Donnell who posted, 'Time is up vanky for u - daddy and jared - Oprah knows - so do we.

Based on the responses that Trump got to her tweet, no one was expecting her to respond.

Prompted by the Harvey Weinstein allegations, the past few months have seen a shocking number of women come forward to share their own experiences of mistreatment and call for change, something that seemed to come to a climax at the 2018 Golden Globe awards, where the #TIMESUP campaign came into its own.

HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Ivanka tweeting about Oprah's Golden Globes speech?

Young women and girls are the silent victims of gang violence.

But that's the thing about speaking truth to power-to say nothing, or in Ivanka's case, to do nothing, is to by default enable and choose the side of the oppressor, a man who is said to have sexually harassed or assaulted tens of women.

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