- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Academy Award-winning actress and vocal President Trump critic Helen Mirren took aim at his daughter Ivanka during a recent interview with Allure, saying the top White House adviser lacks the “substance” needed to be a champion for women’s rights.

“[Ms. Trump] talks a good game, but there’s no substance,” Ms. Mirren, a self-described feminist, said in Allure’s September issue.

“Her book is so ignorant about how the majority of women live, talking about ‘Make time for yourself to have a massage.’ Puh-lease,” she said, referring to Ms. Trump’s 2017 book, “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success.”

Ms. Mirren, 72, was less harsh when it came to first lady Melania Trump, saying her “dark Slovenian soul” is due to come out sometime.

“You look at old Mel there, and she is one of the most powerful women in the world because she could take [Mr. Trump] down. She almost did that with the hand,” the actress said, referring to the first lady’s viral hand swat in May.

“I’m Eastern European, you know; [we’ve] got these dark souls,” Ms. Mirren joked. “That dark Slovenian soul is about to come out. She’s only got to do a nice interview with Allure.”

Turning her attention to Mr. Trump, Ms. Mirren claimed that the president “said and did whatever it took to get” himself elected.

“That is quite terrifying, because it means there’s a lack of morality there and a lack of conscientiousness,” she said.

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