Lawrence O'Donnell Tears Into Ivanka Trump's 'Depraved Audacity' For #TimesUp Tweet

Angelo Anderson
January 12, 2018

"Ivanka Trump has been an active co-conspirator in the enabling and the covering up of her father's self-confessed lifetime of sexual assault and abuse". However, the rest of the internet isn't so sure she's completely on board with the notion of ousting men accused of such serial behavior-her father, included. Over the weekend, they organized a Golden Globes protest, which featured celebrities wearing all black as a means of standing with survivors of sexual misconduct. Even Ivanka, the daughter of and advisor to President Donald Trump, was emboldened to share Winfrey's message in a tweet the following evening. She wrote on Twitter that women and men should come together and say #TIMESUP! "#United", she wrote, quoting a tweet of Oprah's speech shared by the official Golden Globes Awards account.

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The Golden Globes became a platform for politics this year, with hosts, award-winners and attendees using the red carpet and on-stage air-time to call out the mistreatment of women, following a crushing year of sexual harassment and assault revelations.

Time's Up was founded earlier this year in response to the movie industry's sex scandal, and is created to help tackle assault and harassment. For her to issue such a call to action, without following this call herself, was a bit much.


Chrissy Teigen was one of the many stars to respond directly, with a simple "ew go away". Actor Natasha Rothwell also weighed in, reminding Ivanka of the accusations against her dad, as did author Michael Wolff, who said, "Who does she think her father is?"

And some simply just pointed to the confusion her hypocrisy stirred.

Young women and girls are the silent victims of gang violence. $1m for every woman who came forward about your father, and was silenced and demeaned. "But she's totally misread the whole position and what's going on in the world".

The response to Trump's tweet was immediate and ranged from mockery to disgust.

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