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CNN Lauds Ivanka As "America’s Most Powerful Jewish Woman" - Social Media Explodes

CNN is generally not known for heaping praise on Ivanka Trump, but it appears as if that’s what the network was attempting to do recently. It would proceed to blow up in their faces. A story on the network’s website dubbed Ivanka as “arguably the most powerful Jewish woman in America today,” and a whole host of observers took umbrage with that assessment. As AOL shares, that’s partially because Judaism is a relatively new thing for her.

Prior to marrying Jared Kushner back in 2009, Ivanka converted to Judaism. It doesn’t appear as if that was merely a symbolic gesture either, as the couple has been noted as devoted practitioners. Despite that, CNN’s assessment of Ivanka’s standing was a wee bit over the top.

"Her visit [to Jerusalem] was striking for two reasons. It was a rare moment in which the First Daughter's carefully guarded faith was on public display. And it underscored the unique role she plays in an administration that has faced criticism for not confronting anti-Semitism," the story reads in part.

As you can tell, the article was framed in a way to take a back-handed slap at the Trump administration. It’s unclear exactly what place the note about anti-Semitism played in the overall story, as it was awkwardly tied together from that point.

"Ivanka is arguably the most powerful Jewish woman in America today, someone who has long had a special influence on her father (though doesn't always win him over) and is now settling in as an unpaid adviser to the President," the article continued.

If CNN’s sole purpose for this piece was to draw some attention and spark some backlash against Ivanka, then we can say mission accomplished. If that’s not the case, then the piece is one that would have been best left on the editor’s desk for some TLC prior to being published. Users on social media were quick to pounce, and the network bore the brunt of the outrage for the title it bestowed on Ivanka.

"Pretty sure both Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Elena Kagan have a vastly greater impact on the country than the face of a middlebrow lifestyle brand," shared one user.

"Fact check: Janet Yellen is far more powerful but people don't know this because she has a nerd job that takes lots of effort to understand," shared another user.

Quite simply, the piece had questionable merit to begin with. Ivanka’s faith seemed to be brought up for the sole purpose of taking a shot at the Trump administration, and the shot itself was of the incredibly curious variety. There are literally dozens of negative things shared about the president on a daily basis, and anti-Semitism is not one that flies around on the regular.

On that same note, few people will bother to note that Ivanka is so powerful because of her faith, or that her faith should require her to do more in some way. She’s in a powerful position as the daughter of a sitting president, and her personal faith is just an aside.

Source: AOL
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