Liberals Express Outrage Over Ivanka Trump Praising Oprah's Golden Globes Speech

Ivanka Trump attends the W20 conference in Berlin / Getty Images
January 9, 2018

Liberal activists, journalists, and celebrities lambasted first daughter Ivanka Trump after she praised Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globe on Sunday, saying that Trump's support for women is hypocritical because her father has been accused of sexual misconduct.

"Just saw @Oprah's empowering & inspiring speech at last night's #GoldenGlobes," tweeted Ivanka Trump, who serves as a White House adviser. "Let's all come together, women & men, & say #TimesUp! #United."

Winfrey spoke about the importance of the #MeToo movement, which began in October to denounce sexual assault and harassment, and the need for an honest, independent press during her remarks, which received several standing ovations and led to speculation that she is mulling a 2020 presidential run.

Liberals were quick to excoriate Trump for supporting the #MeToo and related Time's Up movements, noting on Twitter that several women have accused her father, President Donald Trump, of sexual misconduct.

Most of the attacks focused on the president and did not mention Ivanka Trump's recent book, Women Can Work, which aims to provide working women with professional advice on how to advance in male-dominated fields, and her time abroad giving speeches on women's rights.

MSNBC host Chris Hayes appeared to mock Ivanka Trump's tweet, asking, "Who should tell her?"

The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, a right-leaning commentator who became a "Never Trumper," castigated the first daughter for her tweet.

"This is the most hypocritical, clueless statement in her regrettable time in the WH," Rubin wrote. "Your father has a trail of victims and supported Roy Moore, Ivanka. YOU are indeed part of the problem Ivanka. #complicit."

Criticism of Trump came on the heels of liberal journalists and activists blasting male attendees at the Golden Globes for not speaking out about the sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood that have jarred the entertainment industry.