Trump taps Ivanka for a rescue mission: Win back suburban women

The Trump campaign’s last-ditch effort to win back the suburban women fleeing the president in the polls has fallen to one person: Ivanka Trump.

In the past six weeks, Trump has made personal appeals for her father at 17 campaign stops, engaging in intimate question-and-answer sessions where she tells stories about the president. She’s made stops at local businesses to pose with children in Halloween costumes. She’s bought cider and doughnuts. She’s rolled out bread for baking.

It’s the traditional politicking that is hard to imagine coming from any other Trump family member, let alone President Donald Trump himself. Her brothers, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and her sister-in-law, Lara Trump, are mostly sent out to throw red meat to Trump’s conservative base. So Ivanka Trump has become the de facto head of the eleventh-hour campaign to appeal to swing voters, specifically the white college educated women who helped propel the president’s come-from-behind victory in 2016.

But with polls showing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden winning that slice of women by 20 percentage points or more, it’s a taxing assignment.

“As a working mother who has dedicated her career to the improvement of women’s lives, Ivanka intrinsically understands the issues facing American families today,” said Mercedes Schlapp, a senior adviser for the Trump campaign. “Ivanka Trump can speak to President Trump’s success from the perspective of both a policy adviser and close family member — a remarkably effective combination on the campaign trail.”

Ivanka Trump has visited 10 battleground states — Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona — and expects to campaign in Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina again before the election, one Trump political aide said.

She’s also headlined half a dozen virtual rallies and is expected to raise $35 million for her father at a total of nine fundraisers since August, including two in California on Monday, a second Trump political aide said.

Still, political analysts are skeptical that a last-minute attempt to soften the president’s coarse politics will have much of an effect.

“The reality is that women voters are looking at the substance of what’s happened,” said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. “It’s kind of late, three weeks out, to try suddenly to be having a different tone and tenor. I don’t think she alone can make up for what these women have been seeing the last four years.”

The president has spent nearly four years pushing policies that have not polled well with the voting blocs his daughter is now trying to win over — everything from his crackdown on immigrants crossing the southern border illegally to his uneven response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“In the end, suburban voters generally and suburban women in particular are paying very close attention to what the president is saying and doing, not just recently, but over four years,” Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said in an interview. “No surrogate can undo that. They

Fashwire Announces Partnership with Gifting Brands, Accelerating the Fashion Platform’s Philanthropic Mission, FashGive


Fashwire further accelerates its philanthropic mission, FashGive, as its Founder and CEO Kimberly Carney joins the Board of Gifting Brands, an organization which seeks to create unique consumer shopping experiences that combine the power of upscale retail brands, sustainable inventory solutions and philanthropy.

Additionally, beginning October 21, 2020 until November 23, 2020, Fashwire will donate $0.50USD for every download of the app ( App Store and Google Play ) to support Gifting Brands.

“Gifting Brands’ mission complements the core values of Fashwire and we are likeminded in that we fuse together fashion and philanthropic causes making this the ideal partnership,” stated Kimberly Carney, Fashwire Founder and CEO. “I am honored to join the Board as we seek to find solutions in the fashion space while giving back to charitable organizations.”

Fashwire’s web and app-based fashion discovery global platform and shopping marketplace brings forward a portfolio of 300+ emerging and established designers across 33+ countries, in both the ready-to-wear and accessories space while Gifting Brands finds innovative ways to solve the problem of excess inventory while adding value to retailers, consumers and nonprofits.

For consumers, Gifting Brands creates a fun-fulfilling place for them to shop for designer brands at great prices with the power to give back. For brands, through an inventory philanthropy model, the platform gives retailers a sustainable, charitable method of managing their inventory, reducing environmental impacts and connecting them with consumers who care.

“Gifting Brands’ serves as a catalyst for charities that improve the lives of women, children, and families through a unique consumer shopping experience” stated Jeannie Barsam, Founder and CEO of Gifting Brands “With Kimberly’s deep knowledge of a dual B2B and B2C marketplace with Fashwire we can work together to help solve excess inventory for private label and luxury brands, create a fun and fulfilling shopping experience for consumers while giving back to charities that are making a difference in the world.”

About Fashwire:

Fashwire’s global platform provides its portfolio of 300+ designers from more than 30+ countries vital insight into consumer shopping behavior patterns on the popularity of new collections and future products. A two-sided marketplace, Fashwire is a B2B data hub to navigate consumer demand and increase profitability. For Consumers, Fashwire’s B2C shopping platform creates a compelling interactive experience by combining fun, immersive swipe voting with the ability to influence the designer instantly. Giving designers real-time valuable insights through a fun and seamless experience for users is what makes Fashwire the digital front runner in real-time consumer global business intelligence. The company has raised $2.5M to date and is backed by a range of all-star private angel investors. For more information, visit Fashwire at You can find us on social by liking Fashwire on Facebook and following Fashwire on Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and TikTok.

About Gifting Brands:

Gifting Brands is an innovative apparel and accessory company giving 100% of proceeds from each purchase consumers make to approved non-profits selected at the time

What Is the Difference Between Mission and Arts and Crafts Styles?

It's not unusual to see a particular home decor item marked as "mission / arts and crafts." This leads to the misconception that these two styles are one and the same, though this isn't true. Home accessories in the mission style will not necessarily match those in the arts and crafts style, though the styles do feature some similarities. Knowing the difference between the two can help you differentiate between them in the stores, especially when you're shopping for home accessories and decor and you'd like to create a more authentic space.

Identification: Mission Styling

Surprisingly enough, the terms "mission" and "craftsman" are interchangeable. These two styles refer to the exact same style of architecture and home decor. This happened like many things today: through the media. To make a long story short, a traveling salesman for Stickley Craftsman Furniture was speaking to a newspaper reporter, who turned around and used the term "mission" for the furniture in the catalog displayed "in a Spanish Mission," rather than using the term craftsman. Ever since, the term has stuck and is now easily used interchangeably with the term 'craftsman.'

That being said, knowing where the style came from does help differentiate what it looks like. Craftsman is actually a variation of the Arts and Crafts style. It came about in the late 19th century and into the early 20th century. It features larger, thicker lines than those seen on arts and crafts styled furniture and home decor pieces. These lines were clean and unadorned, no excessive ornate detailing, but rather, straight lines and angles with very little additional, unnecessary adornments.

Identification: Arts and Crafts Styling

As noted earlier, mission styled furniture and home decor products feature thicker, larger lines. Arts and crafts refers to the style from which mission (craftsman) evolved from. The Arts and Crafts home decor style began during the late 1800s, just slightly before mission / craftsman styling began to arise.

Arts and crafts styled furniture is simple but elegant. It features thinner lines but simple and beautiful forms. Unlike mission styling, however, arts and crafts furniture and other home decor items featured a bit of ornamentation: hand carving, inlays in the wood, subtle curvature and so forth. These seemingly minor differences can actually help make it easier to spot the difference between arts and crafts home decor and mission home decor.

Once you know these seemingly subtle differences, you can quickly begin to differentiate between furniture, home accessories and decor that is craftsman or mission and those pieces that are arts and crafts. Many people are under the impression that these styles are all the one and the same, but knowing the basics, including the difference in thickness of the lines and the use of inlays, demonstrates how truly different these styles are.

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