Recalling that Jarvanka had the temerity to have a conversation in which they discussed the order in which they would serve as POTUS, Ivanka won’t be giving the Wichita State University commencement address.
Ivanka Trump called out “cancel culture” Friday night after plans for her to give a virtual commencement speech were canceled. Wichita State University dropped the first daughter from its graduation ceremony amid criticism of President Trump’s response to police brutality protests.
In a joint statement, Wichita State President Dr. Jay Golden and WSU Tech President Dr. Sheree Utash announced the decision to remove Ivanka Trump from Saturday’s virtual graduation ceremony. They made the announcement on Thursday night, just hours after they said she would be speaking to graduates.
“You commence at a moment unlike any other. America and the world are battling a terrible pandemic. Our entire society is engaged in a national endeavor to defeat the virus, protect our fellow citizens and open up America again to rebuild our economy and take care of the safety and well-being of our people,” she said in the speech. “You are a wartime graduate,”
“Right now, I know the economic uncertainty is real and it’s hard on many of you and your families,” she said. “Your own blueprint for your future is likely changing due to the pandemic, but I am confident that even if your path is different from the one you imagined, ultimately it can be better than we could ever have planned.”