In a brutal op-ed entitled “Ivanka Trump: Born to legitimize corruption and make the shoddy look cute,” the Los Angeles Times’ Virginia Heffernan skewered the First Daughter for her complicity in her long, sordid history of not only whitewashing – and enabling – flagrant corruption, but frequenting so shamelessly with a crowd of would-be criminals.“Crooks seeking legitimacy are not fenced out in America.
The U.S. is teeming with enablers champing at the bit to serve rich thugs: lawyers, lobbyists, bankers, security firms, consultants and PR people.
The enabler sector now boasts several household names. Among them are the lobbyist and onetime Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who has been indicted for financial crimes; and Trump’s favorite child, Ivanka, who holds an indeterminate public-facing position in the White House — or in real estate, or maybe fashion.
”Heffernan slams Trump for her “warehouses upon warehouses of petroleum-based separates, many of them sewn for poverty pay in sweatshops” and the “multitudes of flesh-and-blood rogues who flock to her for redemption,”
like General Michael Flynn, whom she profusely praised for having “amazing loyalty” before he was ultimately brought down by the FBI for lying.