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Indian diplomat likens Ivanka Trump to a ‘half-wit Saudi prince’

This Thursday, President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to India for this November’s Global Entrepreneurship.

This Thursday, President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to India for this November’s Global Entrepreneurship. As Mediaite‘s Kylie Cheung points out, the delegation is usually led by the State Department and Ivanka’s role in the delegation is raising some eyebrows, including that of an unnamed Indian diplomat who spoke to the editor-in-chief if the Hindustan Times.

“We regard Ivanka Trump the way we do half-wit Saudi princes,” the diplomat said. “It’s in our national interest to flatter them.”

According to The Independent, the diplomat later said, “…it is a shame that the US should be compared to a kingdom. But that is America’s shame, not Modi’s, or India’s.”

Cheung writes:

To her credit, Ivanka is certainly not a half-wit. She’s devoted the past two years to building her brand as a “feminist activist” to sell purses, to directly benefiting from her father’s meteoric political rise while gleefully looking the other way at all the women her father’s political career is hurting.

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