After Oprah Winfrey‘s powerful and viral Golden Globes speech where she declared the “time is up” for sexual predators in and outside the workplace, speculation about a possible 2020 presidential run for the actress, businesswoman, and former talk show host.
Even First Daughter Ivanka Trump was moved. In a tweet from this Monday, Ivanka reiterated the speech’s “#TIMESUP” theme while sharing a video clip.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
Unsurprisingly, Twitter users seized on the obvious hypocrisy of Ivanka jumping on the ‘time’s up’ bandwagon while she’s remained dead quiet on the numerous sexual misconduct accusations against her father.
One of her most notable detractors was actress and activist Alyssa Milano, who responded to Ivanka tweet by asking her to donate to Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund which is “available to support your father’s accusers.”
Great! You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers.https://t.co/A8HCVa715v
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 9, 2018
Other soon joined in:
You do understand he’s on tape admitting assault?https://t.co/kaxNlccxe3
— Max D (@MaxMKE) January 9, 2018
— Knape Hall (@KnapeHall) January 9, 2018
don't sit there asking everyone to unite together against sexual assault when you're father is a sexual abuser and you turned a blind eye to that. hypocrite.
— antonio (@antoniodelotero) January 9, 2018
So you'll ask your father to resign?
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) January 9, 2018
Ivanka ? pic.twitter.com/LksYF8m8Zm
— APW (@anniepw62) January 9, 2018
Times up for who? Your predatory father?
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) January 9, 2018
Even MSNBC’s Chris Hayes couldn’t resist:
Who should tell her? https://t.co/si9E5MPw8I
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 9, 2018
In October of last year, the BBC listed some of the sexual assault allegations against Trump, numbering 13 in total. In almost all the accounts, Trump forced himself on women who did not want his advances.