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Minnesota Paper Receives Backlash for Running ‘Sexist’ Cartoon of Ivanka Trump

Minnesota’s Star Tribune is facing serious backlash for a cartoon it published mocking presidential advisor Ivanka Trump for attending the recent G20 summit.

As IJR Blue reported, Trump’s appearance at the world leadership summit was widely criticized by those who felt she was unqualified to be representing the United States at such an important event.

Even Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) chimed in on the situation. She claimed that Trump was only at the event because of nepotism.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC

It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.

It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on.

The US needs our President working the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either. https://twitter.com/parhamghobadi/status/1145074623035449357 

Parham Ghobadi@ParhamGhobadi

Ivanka Trump appears to be trying to get involved in a talk among Macron, May, Trudeau and Lagarde (IMF head).
The video is released by French Presidential palace.

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The White House fired back at Trump’s “haters” and noted that she was there to discuss her work in empowering women across the globe, including her efforts to promote female entrepreneurship in Africa.

Katie Rogers

@katierogers

New – WH dep comms director Jessica Ditto expands on Ivanka Trump criticism: “It is sad but not shocking that the haters choose to attack Ivanka Trump, a senior advisor to the President, when she is promoting U.S. efforts to empower women through strategic partnerships..” (1/2) https://twitter.com/katierogers/status/1145667313812889600 

Katie Rogers

@katierogers

Good morning: White House calls criticism of Ivanka Trump’s G-20 appearance — particularly the video of her speaking with May and Lagarde — “absolutely pathetic” and a “misrepresentation.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/us/politics/ivanka-trump-north-korea-g20.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

Katie Rogers

@katierogers

(2/2) “ … with world leaders. The G20 and ROK visits were substantive and historic. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership our country is more prosperous and secure.”

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Now, Trump’s G20 conversations on empowering women have hit close to home after a cartoon depicting the first daughter’s brain published in the Star Tribune.

The image boils Trump’s knowledge down to shoes, handbags, dresses, her husband Jared Kushner, and her father President Donald Trump.

Many found the cartoon to be “sexist,” considering it boiled down a prominent businesswoman and presidential advisor’s knowledge to be based on only fashion and the men that surround her.

Several took to Twitter to condemn the cartoon.

Tom Bevan

@TomBevanRCP

Shockingly sexist cartoon from Steve Sack of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Don’t hold your breath waiting for liberal feminists to come running to @IvankaTrump‘s defense, though.

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Becky Alery@aleryrl

It’s 2019, and the @StarTribune is doing its part to perpetuate the myth that a woman cannot be both well-dressed AND intelligent. This is insulting and the Star Tribune should be embarrassed.

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Jake Schneider

@jacobkschneider

Uhhh…. Sexist much, @StarTribune?

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Dana Loesch

@DLoesch

Wow, sexist pig much? https://twitter.com/ThatSteveSack/status/1146197249522884610 

Steve sack@ThatSteveSack

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Dana Loesch

@DLoesch

Gross. @StarTribune showcases boomer-style woman-hating sexism with this horrifically corny cartoon.

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This, of course, is not the first time that Trump has fallen victim to an attack from those who don’t believe she should be representing the White House in any capacity. Unfortunately, many of the criticisms of Trump tend to focus on her being a woman, rather than valid concerns of nepotism.

Earlier this year, an art exhibit featured an Ivanka Trump look-a-like that would vacuum up breadcrumbs that passersby could throw at the model.

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DCist@DCist

You can throw breadcrumbs at this ersatz Ivanka Trump and she’ll vacuum them up. https://dcist.com/story/19/02/04/you-can-throw-breadcrumbs-at-this-ersatz-ivanka-trump-and-shell-vacuum-them-up/ 

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Trump responded to the art exhibit, calling it “sexist” and noting that she was “infuriated” that they forced the look-a-like to do that job.

“What bothered me about this image is that they hired a 16-year-old girl to stand there and have crumbs thrown at her for two hours a day for six months. So I have a real problem with that, and that is what infuriated me more than anything.”

So far, the Star Tribune has not commented on the backlash surrounding the cartoon.

Source: ijr

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