Ivanka Trump — first daughter, heiress, White House adviser, and person who has worked for her father nearly her entire adult life — put out some serious let them eat cake vibes with her new initiative centered on the slogan “Find Something New.”
While “let them eat cake” was most likely not actually uttered by Marie Antoinette, the eldest Trump daughter 100 percent, really did release the new slogan amid an awful economy and global pandemic that has been woefully mismanaged in the United States.
“This initiative is about challenging the idea the traditional 2 and 4 yr college is the only option to acquire the skills needed to secure a job,” Trump herself wrote on Twitter. “This work has never been more urgent.”
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This initiative is about challenging the idea the traditional 2 and 4 yr college is the only option to acquire the skills needed to secure a job.
This work has never been more urgent. https://t.co/S74NXLMzRg
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 14, 2020
Of course, urging Americans to #FindSomethingNew while the country is shut down, medical bills are piling up, and companies are going out of business left and right feels… callous… to lots of people. It’s tough to think it’s simple to find something new as more than 135,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and infections are at an all-time high.
So, it makes sense the internet’s reaction to Trump’s new slogan wasn’t exactly warm.
“Find something new” is Javankanese for “Let them eat cake.”
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 14, 2020