The Trump branding machine has worked hard to present Ivanka Trump as an advocate for working mom’s rights under her father, President Donald Trump, the self-confessed “p*ssy-grabber.” It’s meant to make it seem that women have nothing to fear even though the President is a self-confessed sexual assaulter.
Yet under the Republican healthcare bill that will be voted on next week (yes, another one meant to show Obama who’s boss by taking away your coverage), Ivanka Trump might not have full coverage or could face higher premiums due to the postpartum depression she revealed on The Dr. Oz Show Tuesday.
Former Pentagon Public Affairs Strategic Planner and Press Secretary for Ranking Member of House Intel Committee Adam Blickstein noted this:
Under Graham Cassidy Ivanka might not have full access to coverage or face higher premiums if her dad signs it into law https://t.co/POvC4np5NJ(Continued Below)
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) September 20, 2017
Ivanka Trump, who claims in her book that her lifelong mission is “Inspiring and empowering women who work — at all aspects of their lives,” revealed that she struggled with postpartum depression after each of her three children, according to an ABC News report.
When asked why she decided to speak out now, Trump said that she had not been planning to, but believes “it’s incredibly important,” and added that postpartum depression affects new parents indiscriminately.
“I consider myself a very hard-charging person, I’m ambitious, I’m passionate, I’m driven. But this is something that affects parents all over the country,” she said.
An estimated 1 in 9 women experience postpartum depression, so it’s common enough to matter to someone who claims to be an advocate for women in the White House. It also impacts the baby, which one might think would matter to the party of “family values” who oppose women’s healthcare freedom in the name of caring about babies. “Postpartum depression is common and associated with adverse infant and maternal outcomes (e.g., lower breastfeeding initiation and duration and poor maternal and infant bonding.),” the CDC reports.
Ivanka Trump’s interest in “women who work” and “working mom’s issues” came via a marketing recommendation when her team wanted a catchy slogan to make her seem less gilded, more approachable, so she could sell more things to women.
Ivanka Trump claims to be the advocate for working moms, but her father could well sign a law into being that would take healthcare away from other women who suffer from postpartum depression as Ivanka did. Who will speak for them, because it doesn’t seem as if Ivanka Trump, the only claimed champion of women in the Trump administration, is.