Donald Trump has postponed “until sometime next month” the revelation of how he plans to resolve all potential conflicts of interest arising from his vast business empire in light of his ascendency to the American presidency. In the past, he has always said that the business will be passed on to three of his four adult children—Ivanka, Eric and Donald, Jr. No mention of poor Tiffany, ever, so she can have breakfast anywhere she wants. In his most recent tweet, however, The Donald names only Eric and Donald, Jr., leaving out his favorite child Ivanka, reducing her to the same non-status as Tiffany.
So what’s going on? Has Ivanka displeased her father in some way because she believes in climate change? Was she overly ambitious when she pushed her way into meetings with visiting heads of state in order to push her own clothing line? Did she refuse to declare more publicly her love and loyalty for the erratic patriarch? Will her two male siblings now inherit her share of the earth owned by King Lear at Trump Tower? Is this tragedy or comedy? Will it all end with cries of anguish or gales of laughter? “Howl, howl, howl, howl!”