Ivanka Trump joked about having “the hardest job in the world” at an appearance at the Gridiron Club dinner on Saturday, a highly exclusive annual gathering of Washington politicians, journalists, and media power players.
The 134-year-old tradition features a white-tie dinner and is more of a socializing and networking opportunity peppered with self-deprecating speeches than anything else. 2020 Democratic hopeful Amy Klobuchar, amid reports that she treats her staff like dog crap, joked about eating her salad with a comb.
(“How did everyone like the salad?” Klobuchar asked, referencing reports that she’d once aggressive-aggressively eaten a salad with a comb and then told an aide to clean it after the staffer had forgotten to bring her a fork. “I thought it was OK, but it needed just a little scalp oil and a pinch of dandruff.”)
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But things really heated up when Ivanka Trump stepped in for dear old dad. The First Daughter said she “didn’t have time to write any jokes” because her dad had asked her to replace him last-minute, “So I figured the funniest thing I could do is read you excerpts from the Green New Deal.”
She then brought out the crown jewel of self-deprecating knee-slappers: “The press seems to think that it’s ironic that I, born of great privilege, think that people want to work for what they are given,” Ivanka Trump said. “As if being Donald Trump’s daughter isn’t the hardest job in the world.”
Twitter had thoughts about this particular joke of Ivanka’s. While having to constantly fend off your father’s sexual advances is certainly no easy task, it’s still difficult to feel bad for someone who’s literally never had to hold down a job.