Melania & Ivanka Trump mocked for praising Saudi Arabia on women’s rights
It didn’t take long for social media to mock the First Lady and President Donald Trump’s daughter for their hailing of the country’s “empowerment of women” and “encouraging progress” in women’s rights. Moreover, Ivanka’s new $100 million investment from the Middle East has been called into question.
On Sunday, the World Bank announced that President Donald Trump’s daughter, and White House advisor, had secured a combined $100 million donation from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates for Ivanka’s yet to be established ‘Women Entrepreneurs Fund’.
The large pledge will reportedly assist female entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Middle East by “easing their access to finance, markets and networks,”reports the WSJ. However some Twitter users suggested setting their sights lower, like securing the women a driving licence.
Both Melania and Ivanka took to Twitter to hail Saudi Arabia for its efforts toward gender equality, but for a country where women are required to cover their entire bodies and are not allowed to travel without the consent of a male guardian, critics only gawked at the so-called “progress.”