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Jane Goodall takes Ivanka Trump to task after being quoted in the heiress’ new book about working women

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Primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall had stern words for presidential daughter Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after finding out the heiress and entrepreneur quoted her in a book about working women.

According to CNN Money, Trump’s book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success, contains Goodall’s famous quote, “What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

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Goodall said on Tuesday after the book’s release that she did not know that President Donald Trump’s daughter would be using her quote, but offered up a word of warning.

“I sincerely hope she will take the full import of my words to heart. She is in a position to do much good or terrible harm,” Goodall said.

“Legislation that was passed by previous governments to protect wildlife such as the Endangered Species Act, create national monuments and other clean air and water legislation have all been jeopardized by this administration,” continued Goodall. “I hope that Ms. Trump will stand with us to value and cherish our natural world and protect this planet for future generations.”

Goodall, 83, is known throughout the world for her pioneering research into animal communication and is considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. The London-born scientist, author and researcher has been a United Nations “messenger of peace” since 2002.

Since her father’s election, Ivanka Trump has been elevated to the rank of senior White House adviser with a West Wing office, although the nature of her duties is still ill-defined. Many observers of the Trump administration have criticized the first daughter for working in the White House while actively promoting her lifestyle brand including a clothing line and now Women Who Work.

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Trump draws ridicule for press conference after Biden/Harris event: ‘Did someone give him a Valium?’

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On Wednesday, just as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) were winding down their first official joint campaign event, President Donald Trump kicked off his latest White House briefing.

As usual, the president triggered a round of mockery from social media.

A somnambulant Trump starts his August 12 press briefing with some casual xenophobia and then starts hyping the stock market pic.twitter.com/T4ObIke7qN

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 12, 2020

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Trump doubles down after being confronted with his claim Biden wants an ‘invasion’ of suburbs

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At Wednesday's press conference, President Donald Trump was confronted with his claim that former Vice President Joe Biden would trigger an "invasion" of suburban neighborhoods — widely considered to be a racist dog whistle for affordable housing that will attract more people of color.

“What do you mean by invasion?” the reporter asked.

“They’re going to open up areas of your neighborhoods — they’re going to destroy suburbia,” insisted Trump. He added that "by the way, 30 percent of the people in suburbia are minorities," evidently on the defensive from claims that he was appealing to racism.

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Newsweek attacked after editorial column starts a new birther conspiracy about Kamala Harris

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Newsweek is being attacked after they ran an opinion column by John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University. "Some Questions for Kamala Harris About Eligibility," was the headline.

The opening of the story already speculates that Harris is somehow ineligible for the position because she's also somehow ineligible to be president.

"The fact that Senator Kamala Harris has just been named the vice presidential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has some questioning her eligibility for the position," said the Chapman University professor. "The 12th Amendment provides that 'no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.' And Article II of the Constitution specifies that '[n]o person except a natural born citizen...shall be eligible to the office of President.' Her father was (and is) a Jamaican national, her mother was from India, and neither was a naturalized U.S. citizen at the time of Harris' birth in 1964. That, according to these commentators, makes her not a 'natural born citizen'—and therefore ineligible for the office of the president and, hence, ineligible for the office of the vice president."

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