Ivanka Trump, Adviser To The President: I Try To ‘Stay Out Of Politics’

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, Ivanka Trump, center, and White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn arrive for the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, Ivanka Trump, center, and White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn arrive for the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event with President Donald Trump in ... White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, Ivanka Trump, center, and White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn arrive for the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MORE LESS
|
June 26, 2017 10:06 a.m.
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

Speaking to “Fox and Friends” host Monday morning, first daughter Ivanka Trump, who works as an adviser to President Donald Trump, told Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt she tries “to stay out of politics.”

That was her response to questions about her father’s tweeting habits. The White House adviser called her father’s political instincts “phenomenal” and said he was able to pull off something “pretty remarkable” by getting elected.

“He did something no one could have imagined he would be able to accomplish. There were very few who saw it early on, and I feel blessed to have arrived from day one and before,” she said. “I don’t profess to be a political-savant, I leave the politics to the other people and work on issues I deeply care about.”

As an adviser to the President, Ivanka Trump said she counsels her father on a “plethora of things” and says it’s “normal” for the two to “not have 100 percent aligned viewpoints on every issue.”

“I think that would be a strange scenario. I don’t think anyone operates like that with a parent or within the context of an administration. And I think all the different viewpoints being at the table is a positive thing,” she said. “I think one of the things that in this country we don’t have enough of is dialogue and substantive dialogue where people who have different opinions can speak freely and candidly.”

She said there’s too much emphasis on what people are against, adding she’s “more interested in being for something than against something.”

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Senior Newswriters:
Newswriters:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: