Poor Ivanka, so put upon, like all the Trump family

Honestly, the sense of entitlement of Trump’s family is difficult to comprehend. After having been subpoenaed to testify at the fraud trial of the family business, daughter Ivanka Trump appealed the demand to appear because, as the mother of three school-age children, it would cause too much hardship to fly to New York to attend a mid-week trial.

The former president’s daughter, a senior adviser during his single term of office, asked the panel to set aside a ruling by a district court judge compelling her to testify next Wednesday, 8 November.

“Ms Trump, who resides in Florida with her three minor children, will suffer undue hardship if a stay is denied and she is required to testify at trial in New York in the middle of a school week, in a case she has already been dismissed from, before her appeal is heard,” her lawyers said in a legal filing on Thursday.

What did she expect the court to do? Delay the proceedings until the summer school break? Move the trial near to her home in Florida?

The appeals court was having none of it.

But in an expedited ruling on Thursday night, the appeals court offered a curt, 11-word response.

“Application for interim stay pending decision on the motion is denied,” the judges wrote.

Ivanka had no trouble traveling all over the globe when her father was president. She also has a husband, the father of her children. Why couldn’t he look after them? And given their wealth, I am pretty sure that they have plenty of hired help with everything domestic related. I just don’t see them looking after the children and taking care of their home all on their own. And even if they did, every two-parent family has to deal with many, many occasions requiring the absence of one parent or even both. Single-parent families have it even worse, where the parent has to be unavoidably away from their children. All make whatever arrangements they can, even if they can ill afford it. That is all part of life.

When you have a lot of money, there are so many other options at your disposal. But the Trumps are such precious snowflakes that it is intolerable for them to have to put up with the kinds of inconveniences that are routine for pretty much everyone. They expect the world to accommodate them.

Expect her father to let loose with another rant about this further shows how everyone is being so unfair to them.


  1. Holms says

    I find it ridiculous/entertaining that her argument is based on the inconvenience of the date falling on a Wednesday, and yet her goal is to get out of testifying on any day of the week.

  2. ardipithecus says

    Since the crackdown on illegals entering the country, it’s a lot harder for the wealthy to find good domestic help.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Ardipithecus @ 2
    It is almost like the conservatives do things without thinking of the long-term consequences of their policies. As if they were populists.

  4. Katydid says

    Don’t forget, Ivanka also has her in-laws just around the corner from where she lives. Between her spouse, the hired help, and her in-laws, she has no obstacles to going anywhere. And, indeed, she has gone many places like Saudi Arabia in the middle of the week without her kids.

    The Trump clan are a bunch of entitled bullies. They’ve been allowed to get away with outrageous behavior and from that, they believe they always will be able to get away with this behavior.

  5. says

    She also has a husband, the father of her children. Why couldn’t he look after them?

    God’s death, do you really think Jared “unsatisfactory in all aspects” Kooshner would be anything like a plausible father-figure to anyone? This is the guy who publicly said we should let COVID kill off city-dwelling Democrats. I half-suspect even Jordan Peterson would be a better dad. At least JP can look energetic and engaged. Jared just looks like an empty, wispy, fragile little princeling unable to deal at all with the real world.

  6. lanir says

    My first thought was that her father would let loose with some ridiculous line about how they’re mistreating his young grandchildren. But that’s obviously not going to happen. Then I thought maybe he’d comment about how unfair it was to Ivanka somehow. But that isn’t it either. In the end, he’s so self-centered that if he comments at all it will all be about him. He’ll say something like “Look at the lengths these horrible people will go through to try to get my lovely daughter to testify against me in this kangaroo court” and then follow it with some uncertain number of exclamation marks. Also, it’ll be broken English in some way I can’t predict or replicate.

  7. John Morales says

    [PS should that not be hyperliteralism (you know, beyond literal) paired with ultraobliquity (you know, beyond oblique), for consistency? Heh]

  8. steve oberski says

    @15 It’s like picking a scab*, hard to stop ones self.

    * My apologies to scabs for the odious comparison.

  9. John Morales says

    Anyway, put it this way.

    She can afford to at least try. Can’t win it if you’re not in it.

    (That’s why lawyers were invented)

  10. GerrardOfTitanServer says

    I still wish Mano would just ban him already. Everyone hates him and he adds nothing to the conversation. He’s just a troll.

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