Tiffany Trump Watched Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speak About Women & Law In A Georgetown Lecture
Americans oftentimes associate Trump's older children (Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka) with their father's politics, and that's fair considering each one of them has assisted Trump in the White House. However, Trump's youngest daughter Tiffany hasn't involved herself in presidential politics — she's focusing on law school at Georgetown. And though she's stayed out of the limelight, Tiffany attended a lecture by Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday afternoon.
Without trying to read too much into Tiffany's appearance, it's safe to say this is a much-needed reminder that Tiffany has her own world views separate from her father. And right now, until she takes a position in the White House or publicly speaks about her father's policies, it's unclear whether or not she agrees with him. Maybe she sides more with the progressive Supreme Court justice — or maybe not. Regardless, she clearly didn't want to miss the opportunity to hear the renowned justice speak and share her invaluable knowledge on the world of law.
Ginsburg began her lecture by reminiscing on her own days in law school. When she graduated from Columbia Law School in 1959, she said there were only nine female students.
I feel so welcome. And you are mostly first-year students. Is that right? A very exciting time. I remember how I felt, my first year of law school. It was a new kind of learning. In college, I was mostly passively taking notes. But your law school classes, I hope, are engaging you into thinking. I thought we could begin by my giving you a resume of what last term was like at the Supreme Court, and say a few things about the term that will start on the first Monday in October.
While addressing Georgetown's first-year law students, Bader-Ginsburg talked about her fierce dedication to gender equality. "You mean, how did I decide to become a flaming feminist litigator?" Bader asked, playfully rephrasing one of the moderator's questions.
Employers were up front about wanting no lady lawyers. ... I'd say the difference is that all the closed doors are now open. There is nothing that a woman can't do in the law.
According to CNN, the audience — including Tiffany — laughed at the lively statement.
However, as The Huffington Post noted, that doesn't mean equality exists among both male and female lawyers. Female lawyers face a different set of barriers now — barriers that are subtle, but still just as potentially devastating. For example, the justice said:
I'm always sad to hear people say to climb to the top of the tree in the legal profession, a woman has to forgo marriage and children.
She went on to touch on a handful of cases that came to mind.
In the past, Bader-Ginsburg has also made it clear that she's no fan of the president. In July 2016, she expressed exactly how she felt about him when he was a Republican candidate.
He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.
And the comments made it back to Trump, who responded via Twitter that he thinks she should resign.
Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot - resign!
Needless to say, Ginsburg has overcome greater challenges than his social media posts. In fact, she has big plans for the next Supreme Court term under Trump.
"There is only one prediction that is entirely safe about the upcoming term, and that is it will be momentous," she declared in the lecture.