Ivanka Trump sparks uproar with tweet about Oprah’s Golden Globes speech

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First daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump surprised many on Monday night when she posted a tweet praising Oprah Winfrey’s recent headline-raising speech at the Golden Globes. In her tweet, Ivanka, who has been conspicuously silent about the #MeToo movement, also openly signaled her support for Time’s Up, a 300-strong group of Hollywood women who are working to combat sexual abuse and workplace inequality.

Many women, however, were quick to dismiss Ivanka’s support as insincere — and to point out the apparent hypocrisy of claiming to support Time’s Up while simultaneously working for and supporting her father, who has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual harassment or assault. In her remarks on Sunday night, Winfrey also appeared to take a veiled shot at President Trump.

“We know the press is under siege these days,” Winfrey said in her speech. “We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies.”

The complaints about Ivanka’s complicity were tempered by other commenters, some of whom suggested that it was unfair to blame Ivanka for the behavior of her father, or to attack her simply for issuing a message of support. Some of Ivanka’s more ardent fans, meanwhile, not only backed up the first daughter, but also appeared to respond to growing rumors that Oprah might run for president by suggesting that Ivanka should run for president herself. And according to a new book from journalist Michael Wolff, a possible presidential run is already on Ivanka’s mind.

Watch video coverage of the response to Ivanka’s tweet below.

Read the full story at Yahoo News.


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