One line in the single-page tax proposal that the Trump administration released on Wednesday will be a welcome sight to parents. A bullet point under “Individual Reform” reads: “Providing tax relief for families with child and dependent care expenses.” But like other aspects of President Donald Trump’s proposed tax overhaul, there are few details on what shape that relief will take. At a Wednesday briefing on the plan, economic advisor Gary Cohn mentioned the child ...
Ivanka Trump was not quite ready to go public with her investment fund--but the world found out about it anyway, thanks to Angela Merkel. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the first daughter is spearheading efforts to create an investment fund for female entrepreneurs. The news broke on a panel at the W20 Women's Summit in Berlin, where the German chancellor and U.S. presidential advisor were joined by IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and the Netherlands’ Queen Maxima. But acc...
The relationship between Dina Powell and Ivanka Trump began inauspiciously: with a cold call. Speaking at a Thursday evening dinner in Washington, D.C., Powell, who is now deputy national security adviser for strategy and senior counselor for economic initiatives, told the story of receiving an unexpected phone call soon after the 2016 presidential election. Powell, then head of Goldman Sachs’s Impact Investing team and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, was in her office one day w...
The Handmaid’s Tale TV show is finally premiering this week, and no one is happier than the Internet’s radical feminists, who are convinced that the novel, which portrays a dystopian, Theocratic society where single women are forced to bear children for wealthy Patriarchal leaders and their barren wives, bears a “striking resemblance” to our lives in the Trump administration. Wednesday, they decided to kick off the Handmaid’s Tale premiere by bestowing a Margaret ...
Fox News’ Jesse Watters, a co-host of The Five, faced social media backlash Wednesday for remarks about Ivanka Trump’s appearance in Berlin that were interpreted as a crude innuendo. On his show Wednesday night, Watters told viewers he’s taking a two-day vacation, an abrupt announcement that came just three days into his show’s new 9 p.m. time slot. During The Five the previous night, Watters and his fellow hosts discussed Ivanka Trump’s recent trip to Germany, wher...
First Daughter Ivanka Trump and the World Bank are in preliminary discussions about a fund, or a “facility” that would aim to empower female entrepreneurs globally, the organization confirmed Wednesday. Germany, along with other countries in the G20, are also involved in the nascent discussions, an official from the World Bank said, but nothing has been specifically decided. Axios reported Wednesday that the First Daughter was starting a “massive fund” to benefit female e...
Concerned Brit Edward Luce graced readers with his international perspective in a column for the Financial Times on Wednesday entitled “The creeping influence of nepotism in Trump’s America.” In it, he expresses dismay about nepotism in President Trump’s administration — notably the peculiar position of Ivanka Trump as “special assistant to the president.” One can’t miss the irony of a man who lives in a country with an inbred, hereditary monarchy lectur...
In a break with her father President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump said in a new interview that opening U.S. borders to Syrian refugees should be “part of the discussion.” “I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening, and we have to come together, and we have to solve it,” the First Daughter and Assistant to the President told NBC News in an interview that aired Wednesday. When asked if that included opening the United States to Syrian refugees, Ivan...
Fox News’ Jesse Watters, a co-host of The Five, is facing backlash on social media, after he made a comment about the way Ivanka Trump was speaking into a microphone, which was widely interpreted as sexual innuendo. During the show on Tuesday night, Watters and his fellow hosts were discussing Ivanka’s recent trip to Germany, where she took part in the W20 Summit. Shortly after showing a clip of her on stage at the summit, Watters said he “really liked how she was speaking into...
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said women are looking to Ivanka Trump when it comes to progress on women’s issues from the White House. “She apparently has the portfolio for all women’s issues in the White House,” Richards said at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night. “That’s a huge responsibility, and women are waiting to see a sign from this White House that they’re on our side.” Nevertheless, Richards said: “I’m very ho...
A new report by a watchdog group found the Chinese knitting factory used by a company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump’s brand has poor conditions and pay, with workers putting in up to 60 hours a week for wages of about $62 weekly. The factory violated two dozen standards set by the U.N. International Labor Organization when it was inspected this fall by the Fair Labor Association, an industry watchdog, the Washington Post reports. The newly-released audit investigated an 80-worker ...
Ivanka Trump told CBS News’ Gayle King she doesn’t know what the word “complicit means,” when asked about critics’ evaluation of her role in the Trump administration. Now, she is saying she doesn’t like the word “accomplice.” "I don't like the intonation of that, which assumes -- I don’t like the word 'accomplice' because in this context, I don't know that that's productive," the First Daughter told NBC News’ Hallie Jackson in an interv...
Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories company says its enjoying record sales, but its licensing and distribution agency, G-III, appears to be re-labeling the First Daughter’s signature apparel so that it doesn’t cause a political controversy at Stein Mart and other discount clothing retailers. G-III switched the labels on some of Ivanka’s dresses to read “Adrienne Vittadini,” the name of another designer whose clothing they are licensed to manufacture and se...
Ivanka Trump had been speaking for less than five minutes on Tuesday before the jeers started coming from the audience. Given the topic and venue, they seemed almost inevitable. At the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the First Daughter of the United States had come to Berlin for a roundtable discussion on the empowerment of women, a subject that was sure to clash with the sexist and vulgar remarks her father has made about women in the past. Sure enough, when she referred to Pre...
On her first international trip since becoming an official representative of the United States, First Daughter Ivanka Trump appeared in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday to discuss women’s entrepreneurship. At one point, the wide-ranging discussion turned to policies that would bolster women’s economic power, and Trump expressed interest in the equal pay legislation recently passed by Germany. “I know that Chancellor Merkel, just this past March you pa...
Justin Trudeau has always played nice with Donald Trump. The refugee-hugging liberal bit his tongue, flooded Washington with envoys, feted Ivanka Trump on Broadway and relentlessly talked up Canada-U.S. ties. It hasn’t worked. On Monday, Trump teed off a fresh trade war by slapping tariffs of up to 24 per cent on Canadian softwood lumber as battles brew over the North American Free Trade Agreement and the dairy industry. After winning praise for his Trump strategy, with Angela Merkel and o...
President Trump is signaling that he is backing off his demand for border wall funding in a continuing resolution to keep the government open past Friday. Trump told a group of conservative journalists Monday evening that he would be OK accepting the money in fiscal year 2018, which begins in October. The walk-back could present an off-ramp to avoiding a government shutdown, but officials caution talks are still ongoing on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue. A congressional investigation into f...
Ivanka Trump was booed by the audience as she defended her father as a supporter of women, while answering questions in Germany about her dual role as a first daughter and presidential adviser. Trump spoke on the W20 summit‘s ” Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women’s Entrepreneurship” panel, moderated by German journalist Miriam Meckel, on Tuesday in her first international appearance since she officially joined the White House as a West Wing employee. “Germany is not...
Ivanka Trump fielded questions about her father’s administration and her role on it during a panel discussion Tuesday about female entrepreneurship in Berlin, Germany. Trump defended her father as an advocate for women and families at the Women’s 20 Summit, drawing boos from the audience. German journalist Miriam Meckel, who moderated the panel, quickly seized on the audience’s response, asking the First Daughter to expand on her father’s advocacy given his past record ...
Ivanka Trump was booed by the audience as she defended her father as a supporter of women, while answering questions in Germany about her dual role as a first daughter and presidential adviser. Trump spoke on the W20 summit‘s “Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women's Entrepreneurship” panel, moderated by German journalist Miriam Meckel, on Tuesday in her first international appearance since she officially joined the White House as a West Wing employee. “Germany is not familiar...