Tag: Trump, Ivanka

Ivanka Trump’s Tweets on Chicago Shootings Draw a Backlash

Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago harshly criticized Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after the president’s daughter weighed in on that city’s weekend of violence. Just after noon, Ms. Trump, a White House adviser, wrote on Twitter that “with seven dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City,” the nation “mustn’t become numb” to […]

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Democrats Know Trump’s Playbook on Race. They’re Not Sure How to Respond.

WASHINGTON — For three weeks President Trump has engaged in the sort of racial divisiveness unseen from a national political figure since the days of George Wallace, pushing forward with grievance-based attacks against Democrats of color that he is convinced will energize his base of rural white voters. But Democrats who might otherwise be giddy […]

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House Panel Approves Subpoena for White House Emails From Private Accounts

WASHINGTON — The House Oversight Committee voted Thursday to authorize a subpoena for all work-related texts and emails sent or received by White House officials on personal accounts, part of a long-running probe into whether senior administration aides have violated federal records laws by using private messaging services for official business. The 23-to–16 vote, divided […]

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In Trump I Trust

I trust that it is really true that you need a photo ID to buy a box of cereal. ImageCreditTom Brenner/Reuters I trust that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency told Congress that the Russian government didn’t interfere in the election. But I also believe that President Barack Obama (who may […]

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Oh, to Be Ivanka!

Any random heiress can sunbathe in the Seychelles, ski in Aspen or, with the right Sherpa and thermal wear, ascend the Himalayas. Only Ivanka has keepsakes from the Demilitarized Zone. It must have been wild, finding herself next to an egomaniacal autocrat like that. It must have been something to meet Kim Jong-un, too. With […]

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Ivanka Trump Tests Her Diplomatic Chops and Riles a Legion of Critics

Set against a tense, eerie silence in the landmine-riddled mountains separating South and North Korea, the Demilitarized Zone may be the highest-stakes negotiation site on earth. It’s not the sort of place for mistakes. It is the latest spot where Ivanka Trump has tried her hand at statecraft. On Sunday, Ms. Trump, the president’s elder […]

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A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.

ELY, Minn. — In the waning months of the Obama administration, a Chilean conglomerate was losing a fight with the United States government over a copper mine that it wanted to build near a pristine wilderness area in Minnesota. The election of President Trump, with his business-friendly bent, turned out to be a game-changer for […]

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Report Up to $135 Million in 2018 Income

In their second year of government service, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reported income from their companies and investments of as much as $135 million, according to their annual financial disclosure reports made public on Friday. All told, the couple’s real estate holdings and other investments were worth as much as $786 million, down slightly […]

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The Death of Fashion Diplomacy

So the Trump state visit to the United Kingdom, with its Irish interlude and European D-Day sojourn, full of carefully choreographed, performative posturing, has come to an end. We know only some details of what was discussed — Brexit! Trade! Tiffany brooches! — but visual souvenirs of the Trumps’ attire abound on the digisphere. In […]

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