Ivanka Was Apparently Furious After Government Report Showed Her Billion-Dollar Farmers-To-Families Food Box Program Was A Massive Waste Of Money And Delivered Rotten Food To Families In Need

This is so gross.

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Ivanka Trump is big mad and she’s making sure everyone knows it after a bombshell new government report, reported on by the DailyMail, has alleged that the former First Daughter’s billion-dollar Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program was little more than a political ploy for her father that wasted millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars, only to deliver rotten food to families in need.

In her typical boujee, big mad manor, Ivanka released a response to the DailyMail via her spokesperson, reading, “It’s unfortunate, yet hardly surprising to see the media work hand in hand with congressional democrats in a desperate and transparent effort to distract from the staggering incompetence of the current administration.”

Of course, as is typical with Republicans who try to use the President as their scapegoat for everything, Ivanka failed to list any specific grievances she has with the current administration in her response to the new, unflattering report. President Biden didn’t waste much time in ending the billion-dollar scammy program once he took over as her father’s successor, bringing the Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program to a close in May.

Democrats on the Select Subcommittee on the Conronavirus Crisis penned a 46-page report that accuses the program of delivering a “windfall profits to unqualified food distributors who wasted taxpayer dollars.”

The panel claims that ultimately the Trump administration used the Food Box Program for little more than political pain. They found that, in the 6 weeks leading up to the presidential election, vendors who were employed through the program were “required include in all outgoing boxes a letter signed by President Trump in which he took credit for sending out the food, despite the fact that the boxes were to be distributed through apolitical nonprofit organizations.”

Donald Trump also conveniently announced his extension of his daughter’s program during an official event in a battleground state that just so happened to coincide with the opening of the Republican National Convention.

Trump’s Agriculture Department claims the $4.5 billion program, touted by Ivanka who earned the program a $1.5 billion cash in early December of last year, delivered 173,699,775 boxes, and served nearly 4 billion meals throughout its existence. As part of her support and participation in the Food Box Program, the ex-president’s eldest daughter traveled around the country to hand-deliver the food boxes.

“This was a wildly successful program that fed tens of millions of hungry people and kept small American farms afloat through the worst lows of the pandemic. Don’t take our word for it — Democratic Senator Durbin and Representative DeLauro were effusive in their praise of the program,” Ivanka’s spokesperson said in response to the criticism of the program.

In addition to sketchy financial habits and reporting allegedly found by the Select Subcommittee on the Conronavirus Crisis, the panel also alleged that the program heavily contributed to “food waste” as they failed to provide timely deliveries, delivered food in unsafe packaging, and repeatedly pressured vendors to take more food than they were able to reasonably distribute or store.

One non-profit participant in the program alleged that they once deliver 2,500 gallons of milk than what was planned for, adding “I had to pay for that refrigeration out of my own pocket.”

Another participant said, “They didn’t understand that you couldn’t send us bad food and expect us to take it.”

Other non-profit participants told the panel that contractors with the program delivered “‘rotten food and wet or collapsing boxes” and “provided large amounts of commercially packaged meat inappropriate for family consumption” or dropped off food products that had been stored at temperatures that created a “food safety issue.”

You can read the full report from the DailyMail here and the full report from the Select Subcommittee on the Conronavirus Crisis here.

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