A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up.
'Ivanka Vacuuming' debuted on February 1 and will run until February 17 for two hours a day. The installation, designed by artist Jennifer Rubell, involves a blonde woman in a pink dress and heels vacuuming a hot pink carpet.
Well, mission accomplished, then: The first daughter and presidential adviser herself has weighed in on the creation of New York-based artist Jennifer Rubell.
Her supporters slammed the exhibit for being sexist, with brother Eric criticizing "leftists" for degrading Ivanka. Criticising the art, Ivanka took to Twitter saying, "Women can choose to knock each other down or build each other up". "I choose the latter".
Ironically, Trump echoes the sentiment of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's famous line: "There's a special place in hell for women who do not help other women".
"What does it mean to either throw crumbs, or stand there watching other people throwing crumbs?" she said, adding, " One thing [it] could say is that we're all complicit in this dynamic and how it relates to feminism and femininity".
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"By the way", Trump continued, "a woman who has done arguably more for women in this country than nearly anyone else, I mean, the things that she works on day to day and the major accomplishments we have seen in this administration thanks to my sister-in-law, Ivanka Trump, are incredible". That is the icky truth at the centre of the work.
Trump Jr. tweeted, "Sad, but not surprising to watch self professed "feminists" launching sexist attacks against @IvankaTrump. In their crazed world, sexism is OK if hurts their political enemies", he tweeted Tuesday. "Also, we know she'll keep vacuuming whether we do it or not, so it's not really our fault, right?"
Rubell later defended the exhibit and said she wasn't setting out to offend Ivanka Trump.
Eric Trump claimed on Fox his sister is a "powerful woman who has done more for women than probably anybody in Washington D.C".
"Think about that hypocrisy", Trump added. It's Ivanka's doppelgänger, a 16-year-old model, who saunters around the Flashpoint Gallery, vacuuming up crumbs thrown by visitors.