White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump hit back at policies that progressive Democrats such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have proposed in an interview with Fox News Monday night.
When asked about how people would receive the Green New Deal or the federal jobs guarantee contained within it, Trump responded that she does not think “most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something.”
“People want to work for what they get,” Trump said, citing her time spent traveling around the country over the last four years. “So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want.”
Trump continued by saying that people “want the ability to be able to secure a job.”
“They want the ability to live in a country where’s there’s the potential for upward mobility,” Trump said.
Ivanka debuts as admin spokesperson for rugged individualism: "I don't think most Americans want to be given something. People want to work for what they get." pic.twitter.com/RerMUQ7aIj
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 26, 2019