Griftanka in Doha

Oh good god – this again. Empty-head Ivanka nepotizing her way to an economic conference despite all the regulations and laws that forbid it.

I’m sure it was a pleasure, but it was an illegal pleasure, because of all the conflicts of interest, and the laws against using the office to profit self or family, and the law against presidents hiring family, not to mention the time-honored custom of putting people who know something in jobs of that kind.

She also pretended to do an “interview” with a “journalist” but it was actually a staged self-promotion with a Fox News Personality.

The questions were comfortingly friendly.

“You’re so awesome; tell me more about that.”

Analysis: The Trumps are cutting out journalists and public accountability at an alarming rate. They have learned from Fox News how to use the appearance of journalism to create propaganda. The president’s daughter was engaged in the creation of propaganda.

Other attendees were interviewed by journalists, but Ivanka Trump chose to sit down with a PR person in the administration who used to work at Fox News.

The Trump administration has destroyed transparency and public accountability from the Executive Branch. Notice how quickly people got used to the disappearance of the White House press briefing. Donald Trump doesn’t hold real one on one press conferences with the media. He does monologues outside the White House where he takes a few questions shouted at him from a distance.


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