Eric Trump: Ivanka 'Done More For Women Than Probably Anybody in Washington DC'
Trump responds to Democrats' criticism of his father's administration
Eric Trump said on Tuesday that his sister Ivanka Trump "has done more for women than probably anyone in Washington, D.C."
Speaking with "Fox & Friends" regarding the Democrats' criticism of his father's administration, Eric referenced the recent Washington, D.C. art installation inviting “the public” to throw crumbs at a lookalike of First Daughter.
"These leftists called up a modeling agency, saying, 'You know what, I want to get a nice woman to come stand on a carpet, with a vacuum of all things, so that our people can throw food and crumbs to mimic a powerful woman who has done more for women than probably anyone in Washington, D.C.," Trump said.
"Think about that hypocrisy," Trump continued.
"They label themselves the quote, unquote 'party of women,' yet they're throwing food, they're throwing garbage at a woman on a carpet holding a vacuum cleaner to mimic someone who really does care and who has fought so hard for women."
Trump went on to assert that Democrats were "losing people" with their rhetoric aimed at members of the president's family.
The recent Ivanak art piece creator Jennifer Rubell said it is meant to "celebrate feminism" and explore people's attitude toward Ivanka Trump.
Sickening. This is now art? Horrible and mean— Tom Tuzak (@tom_tuzak) February 4, 2019
"Inspired by a figure whose public persona incorporates an almost comically wide range of feminine identities — daughter, wife, mother, sister, model, working woman, blonde."
"Ivanka Vacuuming is simultaneously a visual celebration of a contemporary feminine icon; a portrait of our own relationship to that figure; and a questioning of our complicity in her role-playing," according to a press release.
"Here is what's complicated: we enjoy throwing the crumbs for Ivanka to vacuum."
"That is the icky truth at the center of the work. It's funny, it's pleasurable, it makes us feel powerful, and we want to do it more," says Rubell.
"We like having the power to elicit a specific and certain response. Also, we know she'll keep vacuuming whether we do it or not, so it's not really our fault, right?"
Many on social media have condemned the art piece calling it "sickening" and "bullying."
Ivanka has yet to comment on the exhibition.