“Clueless” is a word that many people feel applies to our country’s reigning Golfer-in-Chief Donald Trump.
MSNBC host Joy Reid believes that it also relates to his official White House assistant and daughter Ivanka Trump, and detailed how Ivanka reminds her of the protagonist Cher Horowitz of the 1995 comedy classic Clueless.
Said Reid about Ivanka and her new book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, “We found the perfect real-life version of Jane Austen’s Emma. Some of you might know the character as the inspiration for Cher in the movie Clueless. She’s rich, stylish, has a sunny disposition and diligently cares for her powerful father. She’s also a little too self-assured which, in the film, takes the form of cluelessly reading botched adages as tokens of advice. She says things that could be described as a ‘Strawberry milkshake of inspiration that feels like eating scented cotton balls.’ That’s how writers for the New York Times describe the new book by Ivanka Trump.”
Continued Joy, “Her new book, Women Who Work is surprisingly not ironic if you can believe it. Especially after reading passages of sage advice like this: ‘To master communication, ask questions and listen well.’ To communicate with her readers, Ivanka borrows heavily from other successful famous people: Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Twain, Nelson Mandela and even Nietzsche shows up. She also takes these quotes completely out of context. For example, how do you tell wealthy women how to manage their e-mails? Well, you compare it to slavery and quote Toni Morrison. Seriously. Before asking her readers, ‘Are you a slave to your time or the master of it?’ she quotes Beloved, a novel about psychological ghosts of slavery. Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self is another.” Do you agree with Joy’s assessment of Ivanka and her dippy book? Watch the full segment below: