First Daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump has a message for the 40 million Americans who are jobless thanks to the way her father has mishandled the coronavirus pandemic: According to Nepotism Barbie, those people just need to “find something new.”
HuffPost notes that Ivanka is serving as the spokesperson for the Trump administration’s desperate attempt to put a Band-Aid on the suppurating wound that is the U.S. market:
“The campaign is a product of the White House’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which President Donald Trump created in 2018. The board is co-chaired by Trump’s daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.”
The first ad from the “Find Something New” initiative does indeed feature the president’s daughter, grinning and telling viewers:
“There has never been a more critical time for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to be aware of the multiple pathways to career success and gain the vocational training and skills they need to fill jobs in a changing economy.”
More than ever our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers is focused on helping Americans 🇺🇸 bolster skills to find new jobs + navigate career transitions.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 14, 2020
But perhaps the most important message is the underlying one that always comes from this White House: We’re with you all the way, but don’t ask us for any help. That’s the same thing the administration has been preaching during the public health crisis caused by COVID-19 and seems to be the motto of the 2020 Trump reelection campaign: I need your vote, but don’t expect me to do anything for you.
Ivanka’s tone-deaf proclamation was greeted with mockery and scorn on Twitter:
— Liddle’ Savage (@littledeekay) July 14, 2020
Ivanka should take her own advice. https://t.co/paK8ihK45Q
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 14, 2020
A commercial telling the unemployed to “find something new” is so Ivanka. Next up, their “if you want to have nice things, why not become millionaires like us” campaign. https://t.co/VUrvtXYfqZ
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) July 14, 2020
Find something new? Seriously?
40 million unemployed Americans can’t just play bring your daughter to work day every day.
— Antifa Face Painter Michael (@Merv515) July 14, 2020
I’m stunned at how clueless you are.
“I know you’re hurting. Grandma and Grandpa are dead from the virus. You’re not working and your kids are going to be forced to go back to virus infested schools. But don’t worry we have a plan:#FindSomethingNew pic.twitter.com/7V4AHpLBU5
— Glenn Ferrara (@GlennFerrara) July 14, 2020
Here’s a helpful tip for Ivanka and the entire Trump administration: We the People are going to find something new for all of you It involves orange jumpsuits and iron bars.