Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka put forward a solution to Americans’ jobless woes. They should simply “find something new,” she said in a new ad campaign. Yeah, that didn’t go over very well at all.
Tens of millions of Americans are unemployed. The unemployment rate currently stands at 11 percent if you believe Trump’s Labor Department. And the economy is at risk of shutting down again due to the explosion of coronavirus because Trump forced many states to reopen earlier than recommended by health experts.
But Ivanka thinks unemployed Americans should just “find something new” as if none of them have actually thought of that already.
Her “Find Something New” campaign is part of an ad released by the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board she co-chairs.
“There has never been a more critical time for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to be aware of the multiple pathways to career success and gain the vocational training and skills they need to fill jobs in a changing economy,” Ivanka said.
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She even promoted the campaign on Twitter.
More than ever our #PledgetoAmericasWorkers is focused on helping Americans 🇺🇸 bolster skills to find new jobs + navigate career transitions.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 14, 2020
It’s such a tone-deaf and insulting message. Americans are looking for jobs. The problem is there aren’t many out there.
That’s why they also took to Twitter to tell Ivanka to go f*ck herself.
One job Ivanka definitely should NOT be doing next year is piano tuner. Have you ever seen anyone more tone deaf? #FindSomethingNew
— Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) July 14, 2020
— Jean Marie (@NotAFrenchMan) July 14, 2020
Her vapid, arrogance displayed in every part of this tweet and “ad campaign” takes unmitigated gall to a new level
— Shannon4OH (@ShannonFreshour) July 14, 2020
— Peace Is Active (@peaceisactive) July 14, 2020
Working person: “I’m going broke and I don’t want to lose my job or die.”
White House: “Maybe you should #FindSomethingNew.”
Working person: “Thank you I was not aware of this option.”
— Seth Masket (@smotus) July 14, 2020
— Wendy Dupuis (@WendyDupuis11) July 14, 2020
The #FindSomethingNew Ad campaign literally goes to show you how out of touch billionaires are with actual working people in this country.
— Nia ❤️ (@niasimone_xo) July 14, 2020
One of the bizarre beliefs among the American right is that there are always enough jobs for every adult to be employed full time. Thus under this ideology any jobless person is lazy
So, Ivanka says, lost your job from COVID-19? No problem! Get out there and #FindSomethingNew!
— Wes McKinney (@wesmckinn) July 14, 2020
Treating Americans like lazy peasants might win brownie points from daddy, but it’s not going to win her daddy any votes from the millions who are out of work and suffering. And they certainly don’t want to take advice from a woman who has never held down a real job and has had everything given to her on a gold platter.
Featured image via U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Kyle Brooks
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