— Us Weekly (@usweekly) June 7, 2017
First daughter Ivanka Trump graced the cover of supermarket aisle tabloid US Weekly, along with a headline “Why I Disagree With My Dad.”
The accompanying story on Ivanka describes her efforts to convince her father to stick with the Paris climate accords, agreed to by nearly 200 countries in 2015, which President Donald Trump recently announced the US would withdraw from.
US Weekly quotes a “source close to Ivanka” as claiming she was disappointed by her father’s decision but has “learned to take such defeats in stride.”
Another “Ivanka insider” said: “Sometimes she and Jared are a big influence on Donald and sometimes he takes other opinions into account and does something they disagree with.” “They win some and they lose some,” the source added.
The puff piece — which many commentators pointed out appears suspiciously like a plant from the first daughter — adds fuel to the narrative that Ivanka has little influence over her unwieldy father, but is engaged in an ongoing campaign to keep her brand clean of his more radical positions. That includes planting stories of her own heroic efforts to temper the president in friendly outlets.
Twitter took note of what looks to be her latest effort to clear her name:
Ivanka thank you so, so much pic.twitter.com/L3t5hP8pIy
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 7, 2017
If this were crafted any more to Ivanka’s designs, it would have to be put together by children in China. https://t.co/0MCRAMwh27
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 7, 2017
Ivanka is doing damage control for herself and her family brand. “I may lose, but maybe along the way I’ve modified [Trump’s] position.” pic.twitter.com/3RH8lNdRQt
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 7, 2017
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) June 7, 2017
Ivanka wanted blue curtains in the Oval, Trump went with gold. https://t.co/n6h4jbXez0
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) June 7, 2017
wow i think all of you have some apologizing to do ivanka https://t.co/u3NuMIWkFI
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 7, 2017
“Once-witty supermarket tabloid shifts to fabricated palace dissent as propaganda for the regime” is definitely a square on Dystopia Bingo pic.twitter.com/3UawB3yeb4
— Gabriel Roth (@gabrielroth) June 7, 2017