Conservative Heads Explode at Ivanka Trump's Speech Calling for Equal Pay for Women
Not even the fabulous Ivanka Trump could sell the notions of pay equity for women and affordable childcare to the rabidly right-wing crowd that supports Donald Trump. And she’s a pretty slick saleswoman.
While reasonable Americans were scratching their heads at the kinder, gentler Donald Trump his polished daughter tried to present on the last day of the GOP convention, conservatives were starting to froth at the mouth. In addition to painting sweet pictures of her childhood Lego exploits, Ivanka portrayed her father as a fighter for women and the downtrodden who is “colorblind and gender-neutral.” After pointing out that of all groups of women, mothers lag the furthest behind when it comes to pay equity, she vowed to fight alongside him for child care that is, “affordable and accessible for all,” and for women’s rights, equal pay and maternity leave.
Small note: Her father's campaign is reportedly paying women staffers 35 percent less than the men. Not to mention the fact that the notion of equal pay for women and affordable childcare is completely AWOL from the Republican platform. Details details.
Truth or falsity aside, Ivanka was playing far outside the conservative playbook, and that just won’t fly. As Amanda Carpenter wrote for the Conservative Review, "Standing before millions of viewers on the final night of the convention to introduce Donald Trump in his momentous acceptance speech, Ivanka declared she is not a Republican and then proposed several liberal policy proposals targeted toward women on behalf of her father."
The trolls and commenters came out in force to attack Ivanka for even uttering such blasphemies. Here’s a sampling of their messages:
Yikes. Ivanka pushing the wage gap myth. Sad! #GOPConvention
Ivanka is now complaining about the gender wage gap and promising gov't childcare. Guess she wasn't kidding about being not a conservative.
Ivanka is now complaining about the gender wage gap and promising gov't childcare. Guess she wasn't kidding about being not a conservative.— (Stephanie) Slade (@(Stephanie) Slade) 1469153533.0
Wait WHAT?! Did Ivanka really just push the wage gap myth? https://t.co/hPIhkIK7nP— Twitchy Team (@Twitchy Team) 1469155097.0
So the nominee's daughter promises to fix college debt and wage gap. The REPUBLICAN nominee.
So the nominee's daughter promises to fix college debt and wage gap. The REPUBLICAN nominee.— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1469153799.0
Be Shapiro again (he was a busy boy last night):
Ivanka is now preaching crap about the wage gap and mirroring Hillary's agenda on child care. Wait, is she a Dem?!?!
Ivanka is now preaching crap about the wage gap and mirroring Hillary's agenda on child care. Wait, is she a Dem?!?!— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1469153534.0
Thank Jesus this isn't Trumps speech. Ivanka pulled out her #DNCinPHL speech by mistake tonight in #RNCinCLE
"Equal pay"? "Affordable child care"? Did #IvankaTrump borrow from another Michelle Obama speech?
"Equal pay"? "Affordable child care"? Did #IvankaTrump borrow from another Michelle Obama speech?— Larry Elder (@Larry Elder) 1469153742.0