Business Insider is reporting that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arranged a secret meeting with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. Delisa Shannon, Richard Feloni and Alana Kakoyiannis, writing in Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump tried to cut a secret deal with Planned Parenthood — here’s what happened, note that Jared and Ivanka offered a deal where-by Planned Parenthood’s funding would be protected in return for an agreement to stop performing terminations.
Cecile Richards seems to have politely, but very firmly declined, and shortly after that, began organizing Planned Parenthood’s supporters in a campaign against the GOP. In other words, the Trump family’s amazing skill at losing friends and alienating people was on full display.
The Business Insider article does not address another issue—to wit, Jared and Ivanka were not elected officials nor were they genuinely in government service. What right, then, did they have to make such an offer?
Or to put it all another way, once more we have a situation where the Trump family is doing something highly questionable, if not precisely illicit.
The Little Professor