VIDEO: ‘The View’ Slams Ivanka Trump’s Empowerment Book As ‘Tone-Deaf’
“The View” co-hosts dismissed Ivanka Trump’s new book “Women Who Work” as being “tone-deaf.”
“While we’re on the subject of people who really don’t get what’s going on in the real world, Ivanka Trump’s new book ‘Why Women Work’ is not working for a lot of women right now, ” Whoopi Goldberg said during the show Thursday.
“Some are calling it tone-deaf, vapid,” she added. “And one particularly regrettable passage she uses a Toni Morrison quote about the devastating impacts of black slavery to start a chapter called Working Smarter that asks, ‘Are you a slave to your time or the master of it?’”
“I don’t think she understands that slavery actually was real,” she continued. “I think in her mind it’s like, ‘I’m a slave to time and I really feel like the hours in the day just hold me back and they won’t let me, like, escape.’”
“There’s a tone-deafness that goes on with the Trump family, and Ivanka is proof of that,” Sunny Hostin interjected.
“Why is she even putting a book out now?” Sarah Haines asked.
“Because her father needs something to read,” Joy Behar quipped.
“If she’s going to talk about women in the workplace — I don’t know if it’s in the book, because I haven’t really read it … but I am wondering if there’s anything in there about daycare centers on the premises when you work in a corporation, for instance. That would help a lot of mothers. There’s nothing in there like that, right? Did anyone read this book?”
The response from the panel was a lot of shaking their heads no.
“I did read pieces of it,” Jedediah Bila responded. “It doesn’t read. … I don’t feel her presence as her experience that’s authentic. I felt like she was trying to send a message from a place that she hadn’t been.”
“You [Ivanka] doing a self-help book is like me telling blondes how to dress, ” Goldberg said. “It’s just one of those things were you go, ‘what a minute, you’re not a blonde you shouldn’t be dressing like this.’”
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