While Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is under fire for tight relationships with pro-Kremlin allies and Trump is denying he asked Russia to hack Hillary Clinton, Trump’s eldest daughter and senior Trumpsitting manager is jet setting all over Croatia with Wendi Deng Murdoch, who is Russian president Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend.
According to Gawker, Ivanka Trump posted a photo on Instagram over the weekend with her friend, who happens to be the ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch and the current girlfriend of Putin.
People magazine cites a longtime friendship with Murdoch, who fixed Trump up with now-husband Jared Kushner.
The timing for the vacation isn’t exactly beneficial to Trump’s father, who has earned criticism for complicated comments about Russia, where he admitted he lied about meeting Putin, though he still fawned all over him, tried and failed to sell Trump vodka in Russia, has financial ties to Russia, which the Clinton campaign says might be a reason he won’t release his tax returns. If that isn’t enough, Trump earned criticism for asking Russia to hack Clinton, then tried to claim he was “being sarcastic,” all while revelations are coming out about Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort and denying his campaign has anything to do with the Russian hackers who pulled a Watergate at the DNC and DCCC.
It is less than 90 days until the election in November, Trump’s campaign is in a polling free-fall and Ivanka Trump taking a vacation with the Russian president’s girlfriend probably doesn’t help the campaign.