Lara Trump Implied Women’s March Participants Don’t Know What They’re Marching For
During a Tuesday appearance on Fox & Friends, the president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, described the Women's March as "a hateful anti-Trump protest." She also suggested that the millions of participants who took to the streets on Saturday might not have actually known what it was that they were protesting.
"And, you know, I was so disappointed to see the Women’s March wasn’t just about women," Trump said. "It was more of a hateful anti-Trump protest, which I think is really sad because this president has done so much for women."
A moment later, she continued, calling into question the self-awareness of the march's participants, and suggesting that they didn't know what they stood for. "And, yet, these women out there are so anti-Trump,” she told the Fox & Friends hosts. “And I don’t even think they know why. They just think that’s the thing to do.”
Part of Trump's stance hinged on what she characterized as the exclusivity of progressive liberal women. "The reality is that when it comes to the left and when it comes to Democrats, they are okay with all women so long as you have their same opinion on things," she said.
Part of the conversation had to do with whether liberal-leaning women were engaging in unethical behavior when they said negative things about the First Lady, Melania Trump. "Women are supposed to stick together, even Hillary Clinton said that," said co-host Ainsley Earhardt. "And you have all these women that are saying such negative things about Melania. And she didn’t decide to run. She’s not the president."
Trump appeared to wholeheartedly agree with Earhardt's assessment, proceeding to detail what she considered to be her father-in-law's accomplishments for women. "This President has done so much for women," Trump said. "He has a woman as the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Education. He had the first woman run a successful presidential campaign with Kellyanne [Conway]."
She also echoed the statistic that the president tweeted out several days ago, when he claimed that women's unemployment had reached a recent low. In that same ire-provoking tweet, he also implied that participants at the Women's March were celebrating his successes.
"Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March," he tweeted on Saturday. "Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!"
Of course, almost immediately after he said that, Twitter pounced back, with many users informing Trump that he was the reason they were devoting their Saturday to a public protest, not his alleged influence on the economy. "We're marching because we hate everything about you," responded user @steelsnowflake1.
And even some politicians chimed in, including House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who quote-tweeted him, adding, "Who wants to tell him?"
As for Lara Trump, if you need a refresher, she is married to Eric Trump, the President's second son. Reportedly, she is already working on her father-in-law's reelection campaign. Part of this has an included an initiative to produce "Real News" videos, in which Trump, a former television producer, shares positive stories about the president. Reportedly, this kind of support is not out of the norm for her — she was reportedly known as an avid participant in Trump's first election campaign.
Last weekend, when the president was unable to attend a major Republican fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago because of the three-day government shutdown, Lara and Eric reportedly stepped up to host the party. Tickets to the event reportedly started at $100,000 per couple.