Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will pledge $100 million to the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund for women entrepreneurs, an idea proposed by Ivanka Trump.
From The Hill:
The first daughter spoke with Saudi women who are civil leaders, businesswomen and elected government officials during the president’s first foreign trip.
The State Department has noted problems with human rights in Saudi Arabia, including that “citizens’ lack of the ability and legal means to choose their government; restrictions on universal rights, such as freedom of expression, including on the Internet, and the freedoms of assembly, association, movement, and religion; and pervasive gender discrimination and lack of equal rights that affected most aspects of women’s lives,” the Washington Post reported.
In the conservative Islamic country, women are not allowed to drive and require permission from a male guardian to travel in public. Women are also required to cover themselves in public.
In 2016, then-Republican candidate Trump criticized Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation for accepting donations from Saudi Arabia.
Please take a trip on the way-back machine to one of last year’s debates when then-candidate Trump railed against Hillary Clinton’s Clinton Foundation for accepting money from Saudi Arabia to help 11.5 million with HIV/AIDS.
Trump criticizing Hillary for accepting $ from Saudi Arabia. Ivanka’s proposed foundation will be taking $100 mill from S.A. and U.A.E. pic.twitter.com/Wt301oZ3Tn
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) May 21, 2017
More reactions from the Twitterverse:
This is virtually identical to what Trump and others in GOP criticized Clinton Foundation for. https://t.co/AcwddFeuYW
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 21, 2017
It’s like when they donated to Clinton Foundation, but without Fox News saying Ivanka should be put in prison for it https://t.co/8ed2j2kcPz
— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) May 21, 2017