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.