ACCORDING TO FOX NEWS – In her 2009 self-help book The Trump Card: Playing to Win In Work and Life, Ivanka Trump (or, her ghostwriter) recalls her first entrepreneurial venture: a lemonade stand with her brothers. She makes sure to point out that their parents didn’t help them at all, and that their stand’s location “at the end of a cul-de-sac in an affluent community of spacious homes on sprawling properties” kept them from having any customers. You almost begin to think that she understands what structural disadvantages are!
After then, Ivanka’s hired help steps in to boost the business (heiresses, they’re just like us). “As good fortune would have it, we had a bodyguard that summer, and it fell to him to watch us in an unobtrusive way whenever we left our front yard. That cast him as our target market, and by the end of the afternoon we got this poor guy to drink so much lemonade it’s a wonder his bladder didn’t burst. Just to keep us in business.” Ah, good old-fashioned worker exploitation to maximize profits.She said, “You’ve got people who will see that offer from the Democrats, from the progressive Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Here’s the Green New Deal, here’s the guarantee of a job,’ and think, ‘Yeah, that’s what I want, it’s that simple.’ What do you say to those people?” Hilton asked Ivanka in the interview, which will air in full on Sunday.
“I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something,” responded Ivanka, who has been given every job in her life. “I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last four years. People want to work for what they get. So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where’s there’s the potential for upward mobility.”
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