Ivanka Trump has been hard at work pretending to work in recent months, taking credit for projects like the Farmers to Families Food Box, making speeches to cameras surrounded by boxes on tables with some fruit and vegetables scattered about while her dad stands in the corner and looks bored. At least she wears a mask sometimes.
Her latest pet project seems to be the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board that claims to be helping people “upskill & reskill,” which appears to be corporate-speak for learning how to use Zoom since everybody who can is working from home now. Ivanka even posted photos of herself on Twitter having a Zoom meeting about “exciting, new & innovative platforms the private sector has created to upskill & reskill our Nation’s workforce.”
The future of work that the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board has long been discussing is no longer on the horizon—it is here & now.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 20, 2020
Yesterday we learned about exciting, new & innovative platforms the private sector has created to upskill & reskill our Nation’s workforce! pic.twitter.com/5zmUKgKgmf
Unfortunately for her, people could help but notice a variety of odd details in the photos that might lend further credence to theories that she’s never done any actual work in her life.
First of all, what is the deal with the cheap laptop stacked on top of some books? It looks like it was borrowed from an unpaid intern. If her dad is really a billionaire, shouldn’t she be able to afford a decent computer and maybe a laptop stand?
no way ivanka trump uses the same $300 laptop designed in the late 2000s that my district issues to teachers https://t.co/VYaFFFlpJo— a janelle monáe fan account (@spaghetti_slut_) May 20, 2020
Then there’s the table behind her, which is completely covered in standing frame photos so that you can’t see most of them. The one that is most visible in the second photo, however, is one of Ivanka herself looking like she’s in outer space. Nothing inspires innovation and hard work like photos of yourself sitting behind you at all times, right?
Maybe I'm strange, but most of my photos are of other people, because I already own a mirror. https://t.co/CryKA5gA82— Hil.i.am (@hilaryluros) May 20, 2020
Yeah, most people have their ... kids front and centre? https://t.co/YQkwijrxOj— Stephanie Myles (@StefMylesTennis) May 20, 2020
Mostly, however, people are just tired of the photoshoots, no matter how haphazard and weird they may be, and wish she would do some actual work if she’s going to take up White House resources.
They’re all behind her on the desk— Carmela Starr (@CarmelaStarr7) May 20, 2020
If Ivanka displayed anymore phoniness , she’d be a mannaquin
— Matters not (@Ted_Giant) May 20, 2020
— Koplowow (@bmkoplow5) May 20, 2020
You’ve never “worked” a day in your life.
— Darwin Brender a’ Brandis (@DTBbyTheSea) May 20, 2020
— Proletariat Pitchfork (@darngoodload) May 20, 2020
Ivanka to photographer- “Stand right there and take a picture of me sitting and like working. Make it look like I’m important.”
In Vanity Fair, Bess Levin wrote, “Ivanka Trump comes from a long line of assholes who confuse inheriting money with hard work.”
— JMPanz (@JeannePancurak) May 20, 2020
92,000 dead but….more pictures of me!
— Jennifer (@jerseymom473) May 20, 2020
It might be better to actually do nothing, Ivanka.