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On the scent of the real Ivanka

Ivanka Trump's self-styled persona of feminist hero and paragon of virtue is starting to risibly fray at the edges.

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Saturday Night Live's parody of Ivanka Trump is played out in a mock commercial in which Ivanka, played by Scarlett Johansson, hawks a new signature fragrance called Complicit. At one point, she retouches her lipstick and sees her father (played by Alec Baldwin) glowering back.

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Saturday Night Live's parody of Ivanka Trump is played out in a mock commercial in which Ivanka, played by Scarlett Johansson, hawks a new signature fragrance called Complicit. At one point, she retouches her lipstick and sees her father (played by Alec Baldwin, above) glowering back.

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When he behaves, word goes out that Ivanka or her husband, Jared Kushner (above), had his ear. When he doesn't, word goes out that it wasn't their fault, that they can do only so much and that if they hadn't valiantly moved to Washington, well, think about how much worse off we'd all be.

THE next time you hear about the sway that Ivanka Trump holds over her father and what a powerful advocate for equal opportunity she is, I want you to remember these numbers: Twenty. That's how many men are in, or poised to join, the president's Cabinet.

Four. That's how many women.

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