There seems to be a lot of lefties harshing on Ivanka Trump, whether it’s the cheaply made Chinese clothing that she hawks for big bucks using the Trump name, or the way she serves as her father’s translator from Trumpese to English and will have an office at the White House for doing exactly that. Yet I haven’t said anything about her. Why?
Well, basically because a) she hasn’t done anything illegal or immoral as far as I know, unlike her deadbeat race-baiting daddy, and b) because I feel sorry for her.
Look. She’s been groomed by a pedophile for her entire life, and she has really no context to know what is right and what is not right. From listening to her talk, she clearly is intelligent and has the potential to be a good person, but having been raised by a sexual predator, it’s all been warped and corrupted. To her credit she hasn’t done anything that seems to be too outlandishly corrupt, unlike her brothers. They tried to auction off a coffee with her, for example, but she put an end to that when it became clear that people were viewing it as a way of bribing the Trump Administration. She’s not an angel by any means. But she’s probably about as good as someone raised by a pedophile and still under the influence of that pedophile can be.
Note that this doesn’t mean I excuse anything evil that she might do in the future, or think she should escape consequences for illegal activities if she ever does anything. If on a jury I’d vote Guilty (if she was). I’d just feel sad for her while doing so. Raised by a sexual predator the way she was, isolated from anything good or holy, the wonder is that she isn’t an axe killer, much less the woman she appears to be — an intelligent and self-assured woman who seems to want to do good, but not quite sure what that means.
– Badtux the Family Penguin