Proving that irony is indeed dead in the Age of Trump, Ivanka Trump, who serves as a senior adviser to her father, the president, is heading up what’s being called a new White House initiative that will supposedly favor “skills over degrees” in the hiring of federal employees.
In connection with an executive order signed by the president, Ivanka released a video online explaining the new program, which, according to USA Today:
“Will overhaul the government’s hiring practices so that a job applicant’s skills will be given priority over a college degree.
“Administration officials say the shift will allow the government to hire a more inclusive workforce based on skill instead of a person’s education level.”
Ivanka proudly told reporters at a press conference:
“This will ensure that we’re able to hire based on talent and expand our universe to qualified candidates and ensure a more equitable hiring process.
“The federal government will no longer be narrowly focused on where you went to school, but the skills and talents that you bring to the job.”
Today, President @realDonaldTrump will sign an executive order to transform the federal hiring process—and replace one-size-fits-all, degree-based hiring with skills-based hiring.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 26, 2020
Skills? Interesting concept, especially when you consider that the only jobs Ivanka has held during her life were dependent upon her name and who her father is, not any skills or talent she might possess. And that’s exactly what Twitter users told the First Daughter:
Who better to debut a new, less stringent hiring process that allows for unqualified hires than Nepotism Barbie herself?
— Bryan 🇺🇸 #PoliceThePolice (@swimmerbr78) June 26, 2020
And what about nepotism in hiring? Will there be anything about that?
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) June 26, 2020
1) We are making the federal hiring process better.
2) Here, to describe the process, is someone who got a federal job because of who her father is.#NepotismBarbie
— JRehling (@JRehling) June 26, 2020
If Trump supports skills based hiring what in God’s name are you doing there?
— Mark Ebbers (@fishindesert) June 26, 2020
Haha from the nepotism hire herself! Sorry what skills other than cheaply made in china handbag saleswoman! 😂😂
— ❤️❤️ BLM. Resister NP ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@EleonorMSCNNP) June 26, 2020
Nepotism Barbie destroys irony. pic.twitter.com/4RlcPgB2ha
— Pernickety Panda (@PernicketyPanda) June 26, 2020
Ah, Ivanka! Even if you’re totally useless (and you are), at least you’re good for a laugh. And by the way, we’re laughing AT you, not with you.