Thursday, November 16, 2017

Who Is Your Father, Again?

There probably is no special place in hell for her or for her father. But there is a huge "H" waiting to be claimed, as it should be, by the individual closer to Donald Trump than anyone else- including Vladimir Putin, Rodrigo Duterte, and Xi Jinping- in the world.

Special Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump 

had harsh words for the alleged behavior of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama.

Trump weighed in on the scandal to the AP, saying: "There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I've yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims' accounts."

She did not call for Moore to exit the race.

"There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children;" this from Ivanka Trump, who seems blithely, happily unaware of her hypocrisy.

Her father never has been accused of "preying on children," notwithstanding the fifteen (15) adult women who have accused him of sexual harassment or assault. Still, speaking on air in 2005to Howard Stern

“Before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” he said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.”

“You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody okay?’” he continued. “And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that.”

Trump always has had his standards. He told Stern "I have age limit. I don't want to be like Congressman Foley, with, you know, 12-year-olds."

We're relieved- no seventh graders for Donald Trump.  However, tenth graders were evidently fine inasmuch as

Four women who competed in the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant said Donald Trump walked into the dressing room while contestants — some as young as 15 — were changing.

“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” said Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA.

Trump, she recalled, said something like, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

Three other women, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of getting engulfed in a media firestorm, also remembered Trump entering the dressing room while girls were changing. Two of them said the girls rushed to cover their bodies, with one calling it “shocking” and “creepy.” The third said she was clothed and introduced herself to Trump.

Then there was the time that

Eight former “Apprentice” crew members told the AP Trump once compared a camerawoman’s beauty to his daughter’s, making repeated comments about the camerawoman’s behind.

A former contestant on the show, Poppy Carlig, said Trump once asked her to twirl in front of him so he could look at her figure.

“I don’t immediately jump to the conclusion that people are having bad intentions with what they are saying,” Carlig told the AP. “He said I reminded him of his daughter and I thought that was really touching because I know how much he values his family.”

Yes, Donald Trump values his family, including his daughter, just not in the way that you, the reader, does, unless you're on lifetime supervision for a sex offense.  And who can forget the time that Trump on ABC's The View stated "if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps, I would be dating her.”

It's unlikely Donald was talking about taking her for an afternoon of fishing, to the neigborhood malt shop, or for square dancing at the local Presbyterian Church. Nonetheless, Ivanka sat next to him, smiling all through it, not thinking "There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children" or openly lust for their daughters. 

It would be presumptuous to supplant God's prerogative and suggest there is a special place in hell for Ivanka Trump or even her lascivious father.  But maybe a special place in heaven could be reserved for her if she would do us all the favor of going away, now and permanently.

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