Scarlett Johansson: Ivanka Trump ‘Baffles’ Me

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Scarlett Johansson said she is baffled by Ivanka Trump.

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The actress — who recently impersonated Donald Trump’s daughter in a “Saturday Night Live” skit — rebuked her for an interview where she said she doesn’t criticize her father in public when they disagree because it would render her less effective with “the people ultimately making decisions.”

“I’ve been thinking about Ivanka Trump a lot recently,” Johansson said at a Women in the World summit. “I’m sure you saw the interview she did with Gayle King yesterday, and it was kind of baffling. It was really baffling. You can’t have it both ways — if you take a job as a public advocate, then you must advocate publicly, right?”

“She said something which I found particularly disappointing, which is that she felt the biggest influence she would have would be behind closed doors. I thought, ‘Well, that’s empowering. How old fashioned — the idea that behind every great man is a great woman.”

“She has the opportunity to really make a big impact, just by being vocal.”

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