Saturday, February 25, 2017

The era of The First Daughter

On February 19, Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to mock Donald Trump.
What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators? 
She was responding to Trump's assertion that a terrorist event had taken place in Sweden the prior evening.

The following day, Ivanka Trump herself took to Twitter, responding to a different issue before the American people, the recent rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S.  
America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers. #JCC
Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism upon getting married.

In January, Malia Obama left a Caribbean vacation early to join the Standing Rock protest at the Sundance Film Festival.

And Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas luncheon.

With the defeat of Hillary Clinton last November, and the almost complete absence of Melania Trump from the national stage, it is a positive step and a refreshing one to have these capable women using their positions of prominence to cajole a political dialog that is sensible, progressive and sensitive to the complex issues facing our country.

These four acts tell us we are living in the era of The First Daughter.