"Hey, @IvankaTrump! I'm confused. Aren't you the Senior Advisor to the President?" tweets Alyssa Milano.
Just a week after New York Times posted a scathing op-ed summing up all the reasons why Ivanka Trump sucks, the first daughter is hitting back at critics in a new feature published Thursday.
Per usual, Ivanka is measured, composed and savvy in her statements, but she does take issue with some of the harsh criticism she's received by opponents who feel she hasn't been effective in swaying policy decisions made by father, President Donald Trump.
"Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me," Ivanka told Financial Times. "That my presence in and of itself would carry so much weight with my father that he would abandon his core values and the agenda that the American people voted for when they elected him. It's not going to happen. To those critics, shy of turning my father into a liberal, I'd be a failure to them."
She also said she doesn't speak out publicly about ideas or policies her father makes that she doesn't agree with because, "to voice dissent publicly would mean I'm not part of the team."
"That doesn't mean everyone in the White House has homogeneous views – we don't, and I think that's good and healthy – but that doesn't mean we're publicly undermining [each other] and this administration," she continued.
Ivanka added that the knows she only has her current gig "because my father was elected," and said she thinks he benefits from being "able to hear from people who both agree and disagree with him on any given issue" before making his "own decision."
Those quotes only gave her critics more ammunition though, as many tweeted their confusion over what her job is in the first place.
Worst "Advisor To The President" ever. https://t.co/LKtyZmpYt6— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 14, 2017
Senior advisor to the President says people shouldn't expect her to advise the President. https://t.co/0irT8eGZCv— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 14, 2017
We’ve long given up on Ivanka, and now it seems that she’s admitting that she’s given up on her agenda too. https://t.co/dvcSJMQTeV— italian style (@ItalianStyle_it) September 14, 2017
So, if you can't, then what in the name of all that is holy are you doing in an office in the WH?— Kate Evans (@CountryCrafts) September 14, 2017
For Ivanka to run to the Financial Times to cry "oh woe is me, I'm so put upon," shows the critics are getting to her.— The Regressive Left (@MvelaseP) September 14, 2017
As. They. Should.
It is so unfair that y'all expected Ivanka to actually do anything with her big title and WH staff.— Tina-TheResistance (@trcfwtt) September 14, 2017
i would love to know what ivanka thinks her job description is https://t.co/88TeCpPwwh— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) September 14, 2017
It's unrealistic to ask Ivanka Trump to do her job as White House Advisor? https://t.co/H71OVw5YrZ— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) September 14, 2017
If Ivanka is his "Senior Advisor"and says she can't influence her father, then who the hell needs her?https://t.co/Ewz4H7156c— Persistently Uppity (@UppityWomanBlog) September 14, 2017
If Ivanka had no influence or meaningful persuasion on her Father why is she taking up office space? GO HOME PHOTO OP PROP.— Alice Kantola (@alicekantola) September 14, 2017
Even tho you've gone on record to say that's what you'd be able to do. Fuck off Ivanka you lying sack of shit. https://t.co/IqXaMMHl0x— Commander Meg 🦄🖤 (@commandermeg) September 14, 2017
Ivanka Trump is a senior advisor to the president who wants to pretend she "stays out of politics" and doesn't "influence the president." https://t.co/uSYh464vBf— Patricia (@Trisha_Bateman) September 14, 2017
Ivanka, dear, then why are you leasing a house in DC and working at the White House? Resign, break the lease and go back to Trump Tower. 🙄 https://t.co/AxDXio1gcI— The Countess (@jorgexb88) September 14, 2017
@IvankaTrump I've never seen a more vapid person. You have everything, but are worth nothing.— Denise Michelle (@ladyinlksd) September 14, 2017
None. Zero. She admitted she should not be expected to influence him. She's a sham. A charlatan. She has no business being in the WH— jakoppel (@jakoppel) September 14, 2017