If you’d designed her in a lab, you could not have produced a more highly optimized first daughter than Ivanka Trump. Her wardrobe is stylish but not risky. She’s an Instagram-worthy mother of three young children. She works, but for her father, recasting ambition as fidelity to family. When her father was elected president, Trump disavowed any intention of joining his administration, insisting demurely, “I’m going to be a daughter.”
"Ivanka Trump and the Cult of the First Daughter" is from the April 07, 2017 Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Alyssa Rosenberg and narrated by Jenny Hoops.