There are plenty of great charities that need your money, but that hasn’t stopped someone from donating thousands of dollars for the opportunity to have a half-hour coffee date with Ivanka Trump.
You can bid on the event over at Charitybuzz, a site for high-priced charity auctions like having Hugh Jackman record your outgoing voicemail message or the chance to ask Lawrence Kasdan, writer of three Star Wars films, two questions. (May we suggest: “Who are Rey’s parents?” and “How come Kenobi didn’t recognize C3PO or R2D2?”) Read more…
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Former vice president Al Gore met with President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka on Monday, to discuss climate change.
The president-elect is a well-known climate change doubter—and now, the only climate change-denying global leader—who’s taken a stance on climate issues in direct opposition to that of Gore and the world’s scientists, who believe global warming is primarily human-caused, and warrants urgent action.
After the meeting, Gore told the press that the meeting was “a sincere search for common ground,” and “extremely productive.”
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At least one conflict of interest is handled.
Ivanka Trump this week said she would separate her personal Twitter and Instagram accounts from those of the Ivanka Trump brand, after facing criticism for using her father’s presidential win for her company’s financial gain.
The Ivanka Trump accounts familiar to Twitter and Instagram followers will remain Ivanka’s “personal feed,” the company wrote in a letter posted on its website. The brand’s accounts will be built from scratch at @IvankaTrumpHQ.
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