In what has to be one of the most perfectly ridiculous developments in Donald Trump’s presidency thus far (and there are so many) is yesterday’s news that his daughter, Ivanka Trump, used a private email address for emails pertaining to government business. It’s basically the height of hypocrisy, given how Trump used Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server faux pas to justify chants of “Lock her up,” at his many campaign rallies.
Hillary Clinton’s situation warranted a letter from FBI director James Comey just days before the 2016 election announcing that the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” There’s definitely an argument to be made that that cost her the election. And now we find that Ivanka Trump has done basically the same thing.
The only difference is (*crickets*), no one on the right seems to be upset about it.
But that says nothing about the people on the left, who are furious.
I’d like to know what kind of noise cancelling head phones @IvankaTrump used during one of the 5 thousand times her father mentioned Hillary’s private email servers during his campaign. I’d like a pair for every time I hear him talk.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 20, 2018
I want an Advent calendar where each door reveals a different rule Ivanka Trump didn’t know about.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) November 20, 2018
Ivanka Trump used her personal email account for government business. She should take a lesson from her dad and conduct White House business on Twitter, where it belongs.
— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) November 20, 2018
TIRED: Being mad at the media for getting duped by conservatives’ bad-faith outrage over Hillary’s emails.
WIRED: Being confused why no one cares when Ivanka does it.
— Johnny McNulty (@JohnnyMcNulty) November 20, 2018
#Ivanka sent hundreds of emails re gov’nt business on her personal server! We’re scandalized! All I can do is repeat what her father said when Hillary did something not unlike what his First Daughter did!! LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!!! LOCK HER UP!! How do you like it now, putz?
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 20, 2018
Dear Ivanka, I hope this email finds you well… pic.twitter.com/MqOgCFZdT3
— Stone Cold (@stonecold2050) November 20, 2018
Dear Ivanka Trump,
How do you feel about Donald Trump reportedly wanting to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey?
Haven’t heard anything from you all day on Twitter. Is there anything about this in your emails?
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) November 21, 2018
Ron Johnson, Homeland Sec. chair, wants a briefing from the acting W.H. counsel on Ivanka’s use of private email to conduct government biz.
Trey Gowdy, outgoing Oversight chair, wants a briefing from John Kelly and to know if sensitive or classified info was contained in them.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 21, 2018
GOP was warned about Ivanka’s email scandal a year ago — and ignored it https://t.co/SMSl8kIDk6
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 21, 2018
Ivanka Trump blatantly broke the law
Senior WH Advisor knows less than anyone who existed in 2016https://t.co/qRpmu6QxbW
— Ryan Deitsch (@Ryan_Deitsch) November 21, 2018
Trump suddenly doesn’t care about emails now that Ivanka’s been busted https://t.co/VFQDMq0L4T
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 21, 2018
— American Oversight (@weareoversight) November 21, 2018
Let’s play “Spot The Difference”… pic.twitter.com/b2mRZL0Ab9
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) November 20, 2018
When can we start calling her Crooked Ivanka?
— PMK (@veve4heart) November 20, 2018
But their emails
It’s a damn list of names
— LouiseMarieE (@louise_q10) November 20, 2018
Trump is more mad about Hillary’s emails than Ivanka’s because he doesn’t want to fuck Hillary
— katie barsotti (@KATIEBARSOTTI) November 21, 2018
Ivanka will play the dumb girl, flattering male egos. Clinton refused to, insisting on her own competence and intelligence. That, and not “emails”, is why Clinton was relentlessly attacked for this non-story that should have amounted to nothing, and Ivanka mostly gets a pass. pic.twitter.com/SPNoRieNyx
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) November 20, 2018
Trump’s summary of Ivanka’s use of personal email to conduct government business: “For a little period of time, Ivanka did some emails.”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 20, 2018
Since Trump and his family have literally done everything they accused Hillary Clinton of doing, it’s plausible they are also running a child sex ring in the basement of a pizza parlor somewhere.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) November 20, 2018
Donald Trump’s day so far:
– Tweeting nonsense in all caps
– He’s clearly expecting a bad day
– Russia loses Interpol bid
– Rudy tweets for first time in 12 days
– I thought he was dead
– More email trouble for Ivanka
– Lock her up
– Every Trump for prison
– It’s still only noon
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 21, 2018
Can we all agree to let Jim Acosta ask Donald about Ivanka’s emails ?
— MommaT (@tweetmommybop) November 20, 2018