The level of Trump bashing has hit a new low after a tweet insinuating incest between Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka posted this week. Politico has cut all ties with the journalist responsible for the crass tweet, and expedited her out the door. They also expressed how mortified they were to have a writer on their staff tweet such a vulgar remark on Trump and Ivanka.
Firing Julia Ioffe wasn’t really a viable option because she had already given her notice long before she posted this incest-insinuating tweet about Trump. Within two hours of Politico getting wind of this Trump-Ivanka Twitter post, they canceled Ioffe’s contract earlier than originally planned.
Ioffe, who is often seen on CNN and MSNBC as a guest, had taken a position with another political based magazine out of Boston, The Atlantic. Will they still hire her after she suggested that Trump was “f**king his daughter” Ivanka? Yes, they will because they are assured that she will follow the standards The Atlantic has set forth, according to a statement they released this week.
This all stems from Trump assigning Ivanka the office in the White House that is usually reserved for the first lady. Why Trump has planned to have Ivanka in this office is unknown, but that is beside the point. The journalist’s Twitter post about Trump and Ivanka contained profanity. It also insinuated that Trump must be doing the unthinkable to Ivanka for her to get the office usually reserved for the first lady of the administration.
The now former Politico writer posted this to Twitter on December 14 and it read; “Either Trump is [expletive]his daughter, or he’s shirking nepotism laws. Which is worse?” The Hill asked, what if this had been a scenario where Hillary Clinton was in office and a writer posted a similar Twitter comment about Bill Clinton and Chelsea? If this was about the Clintons instead of Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka,”what exactly would the reaction look like?”
Most surmise the answer to that already. This Donald Trump and Ivanka Twitter comment made the trek across the fields of social media. While a good majority of people saw this as “sick” or “disgusting,” Ioffe still didn’t see her Twitter post as containing anything wrong. She also had some supporters backing her up and looking at Ioffe as someone who was just speaking her mind and using a joke to do this.