Chris Cillizza is, for all intents and purposes, the new lickspittle over at CNN. Here, he boldly defends Ivanka Trump for no apparent reason:
During an appearance on a panel discussion in Germany on Tuesday,Ivanka Trump was booed and hissed at when she offered a defense of her father's policies regarding paid leave for women in the workplace.
"That is something I'm very proud of my father's advocacy, long before he came into the presidency, he championed this in the primaries," Ivanka Trump said of President Trump. "He's been a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive."
She was interrupted at that point. She went on to add:
"I've certainly heard the criticism from the media and that's been perpetuated, but I know from personal experience, and I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades when he was in the private sector are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women and their ability to do the job as well as any man."
The easiest course here would be to pillory Ivanka. After all, it's indisputable that her father has said things, repeatedly, about women that all people should acknowledge are unacceptable. His comments in the "Access Hollywood" tape, his regular references to women as "pigs", and his comments about Carly Fiorina's looks during the 2016 primaries have zero defenders. And Donald Trump has apologized for a total of none of them.
Trump's actions as president also seem to be sending a very clear signal. He's signed legislation taking aim at Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions. He' also rolled back the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order signed by President Obama.
But, it's important to remember that Ivanka is, first and foremost, her father's daughter. As such, she is going to defend him -- as would almost every daughter in any situation in which her dad is under attack. And, whatever you think of the Trumps, it's beyond debate that they are a very close-knit family who always sticks together.
Someone has to stick up for the corrupt, conflict-of-interest laden offspring of the President, and, by God, Chris Cillizza is going to do that, and he doesn't care if you point out the fact that Ivanka Trump has no foreign policy experience beyond selling her brand to people in exchange for cold, hard cash. And yet, when I read this piece, I have to say--what the hell is wrong with Ivanka Trump? How can she defend any man who grabs them by the pussy? Well, when your dad is doing the pussy grabbing, you gotta dance with them what brung you. There are ethics, and then there's what's good for making money, and that's what the Trumps are about. You'd think a major news organization would organize itself to defend the public from this, but then, you'd be wrong.
Do we really need someone to bend the knee to the Trump Regime? How does that advance the cause of journalism in 2017?
Cillizza isn't a journalist, of course. He's CNN's latest hire away from the newspaper industry--a hack who will defend his hackery with the best hacks in the business. Why they went for this clown is anyone's guess. Apparently, CNN needs more hackery. Well, Cillizza is your guy. A lickspittle for our times, a defender of daughters, but only if they go to Germany and make a fool of themselves talking about our Pussy Grabber in Chief.
No word yet on whether or not Cillizza is marketing his "Mad Bitch Beer" out there on the free market.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="384.0"] Dana Milbank, L and Chris Cillizza, R [/caption]