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Former first daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump touted establishing women’s empowerment campaigns during the Trump presidency. However, following a recent government audit, Ms. Trump received a lot of backlash from her and her father’s critics.
A piece by Erin Gloria Ryan for the Daily Beast slammed the former White House adviser following the criticism by the Government Accountability Office towards Ms. Trump’s women’s empowerment campaigns.
The report released by the GAO notes the flaws in the initiatives Ms. Trump established back in 2019, including the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. In her piece, Ms. Ryan criticized Ms. Trump, writing that the now-former first daughter did not achieve anything under her father’s administration as her father’s adviser.
“All this time, I’d been thinking of her as a deeply mediocre child of legacy wealth, a veritable American princess of unearned stature, who emerged from a four-year stint in the Trump White House with one sort of cool piece of legislation to show for it,” wrote Ms. Ryan. “In reality, she has emerged from her four-year stint in the Trump White House with nothing to show for it.”
Ms. Ryan went on to note Ms. Trump’s program’s biggest flaws, including the entities’ non-disclosure of how much money was used from the funding they received. She noted that the GAO made six recommendations to USAID in their audit, identifying the total funding being one of them as well as properly define women-owned businesses and ensure reliable data reported that could be referenced in the future.
However, Ms. Ryan wrote that Ms. Trump is not entirely to blame for the critical failure of her initiatives because she was not the one who drafted the piece of legislation. But, Ms. Ryan wrote that it is still fair to hold them accountable.
Ms. Trump’s cousin, Mary Trump, who has been one of the very vocal critics of her and her father, also dismissed her chances of a successful political bid. In an interview with Business Insider, Mary Trump said her uncle’s family does not have what it takes to become a political dynasty.
The author of “Too Much and Never Enough” explained that the former president’s children lack the charisma of their father, which would make their chances of succeeding through their last name and familial relation alone unlikely.