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(7,178 posts)
Mon Sep 19, 2016, 12:04 PM Sep 2016

Don't let Ivanka Trump fool u! Sec HC has led on childcare her whole career!

"Don’t let the Trump spin fool you – Hillary Clinton has led on childcare her whole career."


Ivanka Trump Is Lying About Both Candidates’ Records on Family Leave

The widely held belief that entrepreneur Ivanka Trump is her father’s best public spokesperson was tested this week during her tour in support of his new child-care and maternity-leave proposals. In a series of interviews, Ivanka, who’s regularly been praised as the smart, poised, appealing Trump, and who certainly gave the glossiest speech of the Republican convention (in which she argued for policy reform supported by Democrats), had trouble under even mild scrutiny of her dad’s proposals, and instead revealed herself as just as defensive and dishonest as her father.

On Wednesday, Ivanka spoke with Prachi Gupta of Cosmopolitan. When Gupta asked how Trump’s plan, which would federally mandate six weeks of maternity-leave coverage — and only maternity-leave coverage — would benefit same-sex couples, Ivanka could not answer, maintaining only that it is designed “to help mothers in recovery in the immediate aftermath of childbirth.” When Gupta followed up by clarifying that in the case of same-sex adoption where both parents are men, they wouldn’t receive leave “because they don’t need to recover,” Ivanka became defensive, noting “those are your words, not mine,” even though they had in fact been a version of her words.

When Gupta next asked about comments Donald Trump made in 2004 about pregnancy being an inconvenience for employers, Ivanka became irritated. “I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan.” Trump did not seem to notice that Gupta had asked a question about a negative comment her father had made about the very issues they were discussing, nor did she care. Instead she described him as a champion of women and suggested that “to imply otherwise” — by citing his actual words — “is an unfair characterization of his track record.” When Gupta pressed her further, Ivanka simply began lying. “On child care specifically, there are no proposals on the table” — Hillary Clinton laid out, four months ago, an ambitious set of proposals on child care that include capping child-care expenses at 10 percent of household income and raising the pay of child-care providers — “He really took ownership of this issue.” Ivanka then appeared to cut the interview short.

If only she’d shortened her considerably friendlier Good Morning America interview earlier in the day, before making the odd choice to attack one of Clinton’s true sweet spots: economic policies to benefit working women and families.


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Don't let Ivanka Trump fool u! Sec HC has led on childcare her whole career! (Original Post) Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 OP
“There’s no policy on Hillary Clinton’s website pertaining to any of these issues: child care Madam45for2923 Sep 2016 #1
Ivanka Trump knows nothing about the issue, and can't speak authoritatively. Orsino Sep 2016 #2
Check this out: Tanuki Sep 2016 #3
I wish all would read this. riversedge Sep 2016 #4


(7,178 posts)
1. “There’s no policy on Hillary Clinton’s website pertaining to any of these issues: child care
Mon Sep 19, 2016, 12:07 PM
Sep 2016
Ivanka’s approach on GMA was at least more honest than the whopper of a statement she’d delivered the previous evening on Fox News, when she claimed that “There’s no policy on Hillary Clinton’s website pertaining to any of these issues: child care, elder care, or maternity leave or paternity leave for that matter.” But it was still creepy, dishonest, and hypocritical, and invites a brief examination into the history of paid family-leave policies — and Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s engagements with them.


(37,428 posts)
2. Ivanka Trump knows nothing about the issue, and can't speak authoritatively.
Mon Sep 19, 2016, 12:10 PM
Sep 2016

I fault the ABC person in the picture, and her bosses.


(14,917 posts)
3. Check this out:
Mon Sep 19, 2016, 12:19 PM
Sep 2016

"Over the past five decades, Hillary Clinton has gone from campus activist to Democratic Party presidential nominee; law student to secretary of state. But even amid all of this change, one thing about Hillary has remained a constant: Her dedication to defending and protecting America’s children.

Well before she entered the public eye, Hillary believed that “no matter when they’re born—no matter to whom they are born—our children’s future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation.”

And she has worked tirelessly over her career—as a lawyer, first lady, senator, and secretary of state—to improve the lives of as many kids as she could.
Here are eight ways Hillary changed the lives of America’s children:" (please see link!)
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