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On Wednesday morning, the president announced that his administration would ban trans people from serving in the military “in any capacity.”

The move is bigoted, cynical, founded on a lie, and entirely consistent with the Republican belief that to have a medical need is to be an unacceptable burden to the state.

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It is also the most recent reminder of the ways in which Ivanka Trump, who for decades was welcomed in monied New York circles as a respectable liberal, is either an abject failure when it comes to achieving any of her stated policy goals, or never actually had any in the first place.

“I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard. In some cases, it’s through protest and it’s through going on the nightly news and talking about or denouncing every issue on which you disagree with,” Trump explained when asked about her influence during an interview on CBS back in April. “Other times it is quietly and directly and candidly. So where I disagree with my father, he knows it. And I express myself with total candor.”

Here’s some of what that candor has accomplished so far:

EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS

What Ivanka Trump said she wants:

What the Trump administration has done:

  • Trump administration supports healthcare bills that will mean anywhere from 22 million to 32 million people lose their insurance
  • Trump administration supports healthcare bills that would deny Planned Parenthood Medicaid reimbursements for services provided to low-income patients
  • Trump administration supports healthcare bills that allow states to get a waiver on Obamacare’s essential benefit requirements, including maternity care
  • President Trump signs a bill allowing states to block Title X funding for family planning providers that offer abortion services
  • Trump administration targets parents and children in sweeping immigration crackdown
  • Trump administration revives the Global Gag Rule, which prevents U.S. foreign aid recipients from offering any information, referrals, services, or advocacy regarding abortion care
  • Trump administration begins immigration sweeps that detain domestic violence victims and forces others into silence
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolls back federal oversight of police departments, potentially leaving victims of rape and sexual assault vulnerable to police departments with a pattern of mishandling cases and intimidating victims

LGBTQ RIGHTS

What Ivanka Trump said she wants:

What the Trump administration has done:

CLIMATE CHANGE

What Ivanka Trump said she wants:

What the Trump administration has done:

SUPPORTING WORKING FAMILIES

What Ivanka Trump said she wants:

What the Trump administration has done:

That’s Ivanka Trump’s scorecard, six months into her father’s presidency. We will periodically update this list as she achieves yet more in the months to come.