Ah, the give and take of international relations.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE pledged to donate a combined $100 million to a World Bank fund for women which was set up at the urging of Ivanka Trump. In reporting this story the media hadddd to bring up that Donald Trump criticized Hillary for the Clinton Foundation accepting money from the same sources. Trump called on Hillary to return the money. Trump is a hypocrite and/or Hillary was unfairly criticized is what we are supposed to think.

Saudis And The UAE Will Donate $100 Million To A Fund Inspired By Ivanka Trump

The donation raised some eyebrows, since candidate Trump regularly excoriated the Clinton Foundation for accepting donations from repressive Middle East regimes such as Saudi Arabia.

The World Bank fund will provide investment funding and advice for female entrepreneurs. Ivanka Trump is merely an advocate. She does not solicit money. She is not involved in management. Not she nor any members of her family can receive any personal monetary benefit from the donations.

This donation doesn’t expose hypocrisy on the part of Donald Trump. It does give credence to the suspicion that countries have ulterior motives when making donations to philanthropic (and pseudo-philanthropic) organizations.

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