Wait until she tries to go back to Manhattan. From The Wichita Eagle:
Wichita State University and WSU Tech canceled Ivanka Trump’s scheduled virtual commencement speech without explanation Thursday in a late-night news release following a public outcry from faculty, students and alumni.
The joint university statement, which posted online late Thursday night, said the school’s plans have “refocused more centrally on students” and that Trump will be replaced by nursing graduate Rebecca Zinabu.
This is especially schadenfreude-y because Ivanka was invited to give the commencement address by the president of that university, who was appointed by Ivanka’s horrid father to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board is co-chaired by Ivanka, despite Ivanka’s distinct lack of expertise on America or its workforce or policies or advisory roles or boards of any type, including regular old lumber.
Ivanka’s efforts on behalf of the board seem confined to robotically reciting speeches that sound as if they were written by a program that ingests the keynotes from every McKinsey & Co. conference and then vomits them out in random chunks.
She also meets with captains of industry who hope to ingratiate themselves with her awful father by enrolling existing training programs under the vaguely scammy advisory board banner for the purpose of allowing Trump Père to make preposterous claims like this:
“14 million people she’s gotten jobs for,” Trump said, referring to Ivanka. “Her goal when she started it two years ago was 500,000 jobs. She’s done over 14 million, so that’s really something.”
It IS really something, and that something is a lie: when Donald Trump said it, the number of jobs created by the entire U.S. economy during his administration was around 6 million. Ivanka told a more modest lie, claiming that the board had added 6.3 million jobs.
Credit for the DISinvitation goes to an associate professor at the university, Jennifer Ray, who wrote:
“Ivanka Trump, obviously, represents her father’s administration as one of his closest advisors. “To many Americans, that administration has come to signify the worst of our country, particularly in its recent actions toward those peacefully protesting against racist police brutality. This is not about politics and policy; some of the sharpest critiques of President Trump’s actions come from prominent members of his own party, from figures like former Defense Secretary James Mattis and President George W. Bush.”
Ivanka meeped about “cancel culture” and “viewpoint discrimination” and “academia” on Twitter, keeping alive her unbroken streak of declaiming pompously about nouns she’d clearly struggle to define. She also released the planned speech. An excerpt:
“You commence at a moment unlike any other. America and the world are battling a terrible pandemic. Our entire society is engaged in a national endeavor to defeat the virus, protect our fellow citizens, and open up America again to rebuild our economy and take care of the safety and well-being of our people.
“Right now I know the economic uncertainty is real, and it’s hard on many of you and your families. Your own blueprint for your future is likely changing due to the pandemic, but I am confident that even if your path is different form the one you imagined, ultimately it can be better than we could ever have planned.”
More vapid PowerPoint garbage. I’m sure the nurse will do much better speech on short notice and without servants and support staff. Congrats, WSU Tech Class of 2020!