Viewers were able to see host Margaret Brennan ask a series of questions of the fashion designer-daughter of President Donald Trump who took a job in the White House despite her lack of experience in public policy, politics or anything remotely having to do with serving the American public.
Twitter commenters were quick to pan the performance of the president’s oldest daughter — as well as CBS for conducting what person called a public relations ploy to “normalize” Ivanka.
You can read a sampling below:
She basically said NOTHING! It was all just PR BS.
— Robert B. (@Liebefacts) December 29, 2019
Shame on @FaceTheNation
— WriterNYC (@GirlNYC) December 29, 2019
CBS should be ashamed to normalize the nepotism and corruption of this administration.
— Jennifer (@jerseymom473) December 29, 2019
And no follow up to her non answers! 😡
— Amber Livers (@eileenvine) December 29, 2019
Nah. It looks like the whole interview was pure pap and pandering.
— MyDogIsSmarterThanYourRepublican (@cosmosbaby) December 29, 2019
Once a bastion of Sunday news shows, you’ve now become a laughingstock pushing tabloid fodder.
— Red (@Redpainter1) December 29, 2019
Ivanka never belonged in the WH because she didn’t earn a place there. Her inane remarks are irritating and vapid.
— JBrobergMaine (@BrobergMaine) December 29, 2019
Where are the tough questions?
— Hans Schuetz (@schuetz_hans) December 29, 2019
Please stop legitimizing her by pretending she has anything important to say.
— Elle McBee (@lmcscout) December 29, 2019
The background hummmm Ivanka’s nose jobs cause her to make when speaking is the calibration for drone engines. #teamtrump
— Annie Sruta (@blumo0n) December 29, 2019
Total waste of air time
— TAMIL (@Goodmoringmm) December 29, 2019
Did she talk about purses?
— SpaceShip Jones (@SpaceShipJones) December 29, 2019
stop putting her on the air. she’s not an elected official. no one elected her. we don’t care what she has to say.
— Daniel Nicolae Dubei (@dandubei) December 29, 2019
Why is this program amplifying this unqualified grifter? We all know they plan to run her at Trump 2.0 and letting her take credit for others work is key to that. She is there to make $, period.
— Leashy in Wonderland (@Leashlaw766) December 29, 2019
Look Daddy! I’m governmenting!
— James Macdonald (@macdonald_james) December 29, 2019
Now Trump says it’s wrong to compare coronavirus to regular flu
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the risk from coronavirus is emphatically worse than regular flu, reversing his previous statements.
Trump told a White House press conference that "a lot of people" had previously suggested the country should simply let the coronavirus take its course, just like the seasonal flu.
"Ride it out, don't do anything, just ride it out and think of it as the flu," they said, according to Trump, who said: "But it's not the flu. It is vicious."
Trump's clear statement contrasted with numerous recent times when he made the argument himself that the pandemic was comparable to the annual spread of flu.
US braces for staggering virus death toll
Americans were told Tuesday to brace for "very painful" weeks ahead in a worsening coronavirus pandemic projected to claim up to a quarter million US lives, as fatalities spiked in European hotspots Spain, France and Britain.
With more than 42,100 already killed by the disease barrelling around the globe, the United States registered a record 865 deaths in 24 hours -- taking its death toll to 3,873.
As field hospitals sprouted in the US outbreak's epicenter New York City, Trump said he was extending social distancing and stay-at-home orders for another 30 days.
"This is going to be a very painful -- a very, very painful -- two weeks," the president said at the White House as he described the pandemic as "a plague."
Virus crisis gives US abortion opponents an opening
As the novel coronavirus rages across the United States, a new legal battle over abortion is brewing -- and its impact is unclear.
Led by Texas, several conservative-leaning US states have classified abortions as "nonessential" or elective procedures -- meaning they have been delayed under state guidelines for handling the pandemic.
Abortion rights activists have denounced the move as an "ideological" one, and a cynical attempt by anti-abortion groups to use the virus crisis to their own ends.
Those rights activists have taken several state governments to court to keep the clinics up and running.