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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Ivanka raises $325 million for women. CNN makes it a fake scandal

ABC News reported good news from the G20 summit. The World Bank now has pledges of $325 million toward a billion-dollar fund to help finance women entrepreneurs.

The fund is Ivanka Trump's idea.

Hillary set a record raising $1.2 billion for herself in her foolish presidential campaign last year. I don't recall her giving a dime to or a damn about helping other women.

From ABC:
President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. would contribute $50 million to a new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women entrepreneurs access capital and other support.
Ivanka Trump joined World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines of the Group of 20 world leaders' summit in Hamburg, Germany, to launch the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative.
Kim said the fund had raised more than $325 million so far for projects and programs to support women and women-led businesses by improving access to capital and markets, providing technical assistance, training and mentoring, and pushing public policy. The fund grew out of conversations between Ivanka Trump and Kim early in Trump's administration.
"This is not a cute little project," Kim said during a panel discussion, arguing the effort would spur real economic growth.
President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also spoke at the event, where Trump said the fund would help eliminate barriers for women to launch businesses, help transform "millions and millions of lives," and "provide new hope to these women from countless communities all across the world."
"The critical investments we're announcing today will help advance the economic empowerment of women around the world," he said.
CNN's Dan Merica tried to make Ivanka's appearance at G20 seem untoward.

From CNN:
Ivanka Trump briefly sits in for her father at G20 session
Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and one of his top White House aides, briefly took her father's place at a meeting with other world leaders at the G20 summit here in Hamburg on Saturday, causing a stir among Trump critics on social media.
A photo of the first daughter sitting next to Chinese President Xi Jinping, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was first tweeted by Svetlana Lukash, who identifies herself on Twitter as a G20 Russian sherpa, a title given to people who help international delegations at large summits.
A senior Trump administration official confirmed that Ivanka Trump had stepped in for her father, but dismissed any suggestion it was improper or unusual.
She was there for the World Bank announcement -- a fact Merica did not mention until Paragraph 5.

In fact, she had worked with Merkel on the project in April, so Ivanka belonged there.

Fake News.

He created controversy where there was none.

Ivanka's only role in this is to raise money. It's not her fund. She doesn't need to loot charities. She made money on her own.

But Merica is not alone in casting aspersions on her or the fund.

The press has tried to portray her as another grifter like the family Clinton. Consider the reaction to a Saudi pledge in May.

“The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged a combined $100 million to a fund that will assist women entrepreneurs and small business owners,” Carol E. Lee of the Wall Street Journal reported on May 21.

The story went on to say the pledge would help the World Bank announce the fund officially at the G20 Summit.

“While she had proposed the idea of the World Bank fund, Ms. Trump doesn’t control it,” Lee reported.

But Lee’s colleague Rebecca Ballhaus‏, a White House reporter for the Journal, ignored those facts in a tweet: “Trump pilloried Clinton for such donations to the Clinton Foundation on the campaign trail.”

Jim Sciutto of CNN tweeted: “This is virtually identical to what Trump and others in GOP criticized Clinton Foundation for.”

The only similarity between the two is that both raised money from the Saudis. One to empower women, the other to keep Clinton’s cronies on a payroll.

Nevertheless, CNN bent the truth in its actual news story.

“Just two days into President Donald Trump debut foreign trip, a member of his inner-circle has already reaped benefits to the tune of $100 million,” Kate Bennett of CNN reported.

That was Fake News. Not one dime went to Ivanka.

To be sure, the story made that clear in Paragraph 3, but Bennett had already done her damage in her misleading opening paragraph. The same press that dismissed Ivanka as fake feminism did its best to undermine the building of a fund to help women start their own businesses.

In fact, some mocked Ivanka’s efforts.

“Saudi women must cover their heads and often their faces. They cannot drive cars, cannot travel without the permission of male guardians and are deprived of legal rights and education. In that context, Ivanka Trump’s promotion of female ‘entrepreneurs’ looked like a cynical public relations gambit, which of course it was. The announcement that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will donate money to her fund was a ‘pay to play’ far more blatant than anything Hillary Clinton ever dreamed of,” Anne Applebaum of the Washington Post wrote on May 21.

Once again, it was not Ivanka’s fund. 

Applebaum either failed to do her homework or lied. As she had not corrected her column a month later, readers can decide which is correct.

I get so disgusted with the press. They are a detriment to society as they spread their Fake News to appease their globalist employers.


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  1. CNN is destroying itself from within it's own organization-like a frog in pot turning up the heat on the stove..

  2. Such slanted press coverage is not who we are as a people.

    America is better than this.


    America is, but our anointed jornolists are NOT better. They've been sewn into a shroud of "Lies for the Sake of the Narrative". You know, the same shroud Communism used back in the day...

  3. It's a two-fer, Don; they don't do the research AND they lie to us.

    1. And they aren't very bright to begin with. It's a three-fer.

  4. "I don't recall her (Hillary) giving a dime to or a damn about helping other women."

    She didn't and doesn't.

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    1. I think it's awesome that the press all of a sudden gives a shit about foundations; who's pitching in, and where the money is going. Just like everything else, the MSM is waking from their 8-year, democrat-induced hibernation to play journalist, and to do so extremely poorly. Maybe they'll get interested enough to do some digging into the Clinton Foundation, but I won't hold my breath. And Jeremy, watch what you wish for, I think Ivanka is about 100 degrees more liberal than I would care for...

  6. They don't have a clue as to how smart Ivanka is. She can run rings around the political gasbag class.

  7. And you are providing the cure to the poison: the truth.