In an interview with Fox News released Monday night, Ivanka Trump knocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal, which includes a universal basic income.
“I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. … People want to work for what they get,” the heiress said. “So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want.”
Twitter was unsparing and brutal in its reaction to the wealthy Ivanka claiming that Americans don’t want the government to guarantee a basic survival wage.
Oh, Ivanka, you are way out of your league if you think you can win this debate with AOC.
— Cynicalashell🐓🐞🍷🍺🏀🏈 (@kc2portland) February 26, 2019
When Ivanka gets a meeting with a world leader, does she tell herself that it’s because she has earned it? What about when she helps to choose the President of the World Bank? Or when China suddenly gives her a bunch of new trademarks? Is this what she thinks meritocracy is?
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) February 26, 2019
Ivanka Trump gets lucrative annual streams of income, rents and capital gains — $1 million here, $5 million there — from her biz, her husband's biz, and her father's biz that she largely gets for just sitting there. Her public disclosure form: https://t.co/9V53mqN6eS https://t.co/toTByQ3udc
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) February 26, 2019
I suppose you’ve worked for everything you have, isn’t that right Ivanka? https://t.co/U9ftJWnJyI
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) February 26, 2019
Probably the worst person possible to deliver this message, which doesn’t even make much sense. With this, I’m getting out of Twitterland. The lack of self-awareness from these 2 women in the Trump Admin is too much. Mwah! https://t.co/gwIFImufRl
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) February 26, 2019
Yes, because people who have nothing always prefer starving over principles…..
I am so glad you have such a keen connection with the people.
— David Douglas (@davedouglas111) February 26, 2019
— HookEm🤘🏽🐂 (@Jacob_saenz25) February 26, 2019
She's obviously got her father's knack for the inability to grasp concepts that exceed a 280 character limit or aren't discussed on Fox and Friends.
— ‼️⚠️All Your Base⚠️‼️ (@christianjtrent) February 26, 2019
Alternatively, everyone could make money off their father’s inheritance, cheating and assorted scams. I’m in.
— jimbojimbo (@jimbojimbo) February 26, 2019
I’m sure the people who work in her overseas sweat shops only “want” the pittance she pays them, as well.
— Dawn Hansmann (@DawnHansmann) February 26, 2019
Ivanka Trump who has had every job given to her by her father her entire life, who by luck was born into the luxury life of a money laundering heiress needs to sit this one out.
— Oliver (@OllyLichtblau) February 26, 2019
Oh yes, do tell, Princess.
— Cheryl Pia (@wecoalesce) February 26, 2019
"People want to work for what they get…"
Ivanka is doing standup now… and she's pretty good!
— KVD (@KevinDesRoches1) February 26, 2019
Let them eat cake.
— Ronald Defenbaugh (@defenbaugh) February 26, 2019