Thanks, Daddy! Ivanka Trump’s clothing line will be exempt from tariffs

by Being Liberal (F)
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“OMG, DADDY! Make the tax thingie go away.” No worries Ivanka, Daddy Trump made sure to exempt your super classy stretch denim clothing line from his tariffs. Only dirty farming communities and the peasants who labor in manufacturing will suffer. Kay, Princess? Keep making those plastic shoes and skinny jeans with slave labor, tariff-free, of course!
Trump has fired off a trade war with China, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum to pacify his base in swing states.The Chinese have retaliated by targeting farmers in Trumps solid base, but, they aren’t likely to vote against Trump anyhow. Too much, wait, what are we calling it these days? “Economic anxiety,” or “Christian morality” or cough, fear of brown people, cough.

Ivanka is working in the White House as a Trump advisor but still collecting money from her tariff exempt businesses. She has ignored ethics standards to divest from her holdings or leave the White House. Remember when a protracted battle for Ivanka’s Chinese trademarks cleared up the day after Ivanka had dinner with the Chinese president? Remember when she used her position to avoid testifying in a trademark lawsuit or commenting on a Trump factory’s labor violations?
How do the Trumps get away with this crud? Well, it’s just a coincidence, silly. See they used an algorithm (that’s fancy talk for computer smarts) to figure out which items to impose tariffs on. So don’t you worry. It’s just a major coinkydink that little miss Ivanka is unscathed. Why do crazy liberals keep looking for facts and connections everywhere?
By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca

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Ivanka Charged With Finding New Chief of Staff After Trump Rages ‘Nut Job’ John Kelly ‘Thinks He’s Running Things’

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 2:33pm
White House
President Donald Trump may be searching for his third chief of staff in one year after he was irked by John Kelly’s comments about his position on the wall, Vanity Fair reports.

Two Republicans who are in frequent contact with the White House say Trump has had conversations about selecting Kelly’s successor, Vanity Fair’s Gabe Sherman reports.

Sherman reports that Ivanka Trump is “playing a central role in the search.”

“Ivanka is the most worried about it. She’s trying to figure who replaces Kelly,” a source told Sherman.

Trump has reportedly floated the idea of bringing on David Urban, an experienced DC lobbyist who helped Trump win key states in the election.

More, via Vanity Fair:

Kelly’s departure likely isn’t imminent, sources said. “He wants to stay longer than Reince [Priebus],” an outside adviser said. Trump can also hardly afford another high-level staff departure, which would trigger days of negative news cycles. “This could be like [Jeff] Sessions,” one of the Republicans explained, referring to Trump’s festering frustration about not being able to replace his attorney general.

But the prospect of a Trump-Kelly rupture became more probable as news of their clashes over immigration leaked. Last week, Kelly reportedly infuriated Trump when he told Fox News that Trump had “evolved” on his position to build a southern border wall. Kelly further catalyzed Trump’s ire when he told Democratic lawmakers that Trump was “uninformed” when he made his campaign promise to build the wall. The next morning Trump rebutted his chief of staff with a tweet: “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it.”
According to the report, Kelly has also chafed other White House aides who have reportedly nicknamed the “Church lady,” in reference to an SNL skit, after he tried to bring more discipline to the White House.

Trump is reportedly more upset that Kelly “plays up that he’s being the adult in the room,” a Republican source told Sherman, adding, “That kind of thing drives Trump nuts.

“I’ve got another nut job here who thinks he’s running things,” Trump reportedly told a friend in reference to Kelly.

“This guy thinks he’s running the show,” Trump reportedly said.

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Kellyanne Was Pulled From TV Interviews After Ivanka Found Her Answers ‘Idiotic,’ ‘Cringeworthy’: New Book

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 4:25pm
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was pulled from television interviews earlier this year after Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, among other aides, grew tired of her “militancy,” according to a new book by Michael Wolff.

In an excerpt from his upcoming book “Fire and Fury” published in The Hollywood Reporter, Wolff writes that Conway would mockingly “put a finger-gun to her head in private about Trump’s public comments” but publicly went beyond what anyone in the White House was comfortable with.

Wolff writes that Conway “continued to mount an implacable defense on cable television, until she was pulled off the air by others in the White House who, however much the president enjoyed her, found her militancy idiotic. (Even Ivanka and Jared regarded Conway’s fulsome defenses as cringeworthy.)”

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