Friedman wrote an op-ed for the LA Times, bemoaning the unfair treatment Chelsea Clinton has received recently. This piece she claims was in response to the media reaction to a “Lifetime achievement” award, given by the cable network “Lifetime” which caused some to pause and reflect on Clinton’s actual achievements in life. The author wishes that the media would be nicer to Chelsea Clinton..you know like they are to … to wait for it… Ivanka Trump.
When it comes to accepting prizes for charitable contributions, Chelsea is in no way an outlier. Everyone in her income bracket has a shelf full of honors. Luncheon ceremonies are a way to publicly thank big-name benefactors, get them to show up to the event, and therefore attract other donors and media interest. Ivanka Trump, for example — just picking someone at random here — is no stranger to vanity awards. She has been honored by organizations such as the European School of Economics and the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s GOOD Awards. (Tagline: “Diamonds do good.”)
Look, both young ladies benefited from family connects from the start. However, Ivanka Trump has actually held real jobs, closed deals and founded her own fashion line. The same fashion line that has faced organized boycotts from her father’s detractors. Something Ms. Friedman seems to have forgotten in her fervor. I’d like to think that you could try to defend Chelsea Clinton without tearing Ivanka Trump down, but that’s not how liberal women work.
But the laser-focused Chelsea vitriol is perplexing when it comes from the left. Shouldn’t such first-daughter hatred be reserved for Ivanka?
You Guys! Why is everyone so mean to Chelsea? That kind of vitriol should obviously be reserved for for the Trumps or any Republicans really. Friedman clearly has a bit of crush on Chelsea Clinton, in this section she rolls through Chelsea’s “accomplishments” after her mother’s historic loss to Donald Trump, she and I have very different definitions of the word.
Although Chelsea recently tried to quash rumors that she will seek Kirsten Gillibrand’s New York Senate seat if Gillibrand runs for president in 2020, that hasn’t stopped people from reading the tea leaves to predict what she’ll do next.
Chelsea has been a vocal Trump critic, commenting on issues such as infant mortality and #SaveBigBird as well as racism in education and affordable healthcare. It has not gone unnoticed: A CNN headline last month read: “Chelsea Clinton embraces her Twitter sass.”
She’s writing a children’s book. She’s joined the board of Expedia. The most minor details about her provoke outrage and inspire conspiracy theories
I love the fact that she pretends the Clinton heir isn’t running for office. It’s almost cute. She said she wasn’t running, Guys!
Meanwhile anyone with a pulse knows the campaign to make Chelsea Clinton a thing, has been in full force since November. The Clinton dynasty can’t just end with Hillary. The media nor the Clinton Machine will allow it.
It’s adorable how Friedman uses Clinton’s attacks on Donald Trump as though it’s a qualification of some kind. “She’s been a vocal critic of Trump”. The guy who defeated her mother for the Presidency? You don’t say.
The media’s obsession with the Clinton family clearly wasn’t deterred by the embarrassing loss handed to Hillary Clinton. Since then they’ve dug in even further, chasing Hillary through the woods for inspiration, now they’ve become boosters for Chelsea Clinton’s future political run. That isn’t enough though, they demand that we all do the same.