Ivanka Trump explained how she voices her opinions to her father on topics they disagree about. The First Daughter said she’s told President Trump the ‘hard truths’ in new ‘CBS This Morning’ interview!
Ivanka Trump has taken on a new position in her father Donald Trump’s White House administration as special assistant to the President. The 35 year-old businesswoman as come under fire for not taking a more public stance against her father on controversial issues. Ivanka defended herself in an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, which aired on Apr. 5. “I’ll weigh in on the issues that I feel strongly about,” she said.
Ivanka has remained mostly quiet on her stance on many topics like women’s rights, Planned Parenthood, and LGBT issues as Gayle pointed out. “I would say [to critics] not to conflate [my] lack of public denouncement with silence,” Ivanka said. “I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard. In some cases, it’s through protest and through going on the nightly news and talking about or denouncing every issue you disagree with. Other times, it is quietly and directly and candidly.”
She explained that she does disagree with her father even if she does not voice those opinions in the public eye. “Where I disagree with my father, he knows it and I express myself with total candor” she told Gayle. “Where I agree, I fully lean in and support the agenda and hope that I can be an asset to him and make a positive impact, but I respect the fact that he always listens. It’s how he was in business, it’s how he is as president.” Ivanka said that she has told her told her father what she called “the hard truth” and “almost everyone who surrounds himself with does” as well.
“I speak up frequently,” Ivanka said, “my father agrees with me on so many issues and where he doesn’t he knows where I stand.” Ivanka admitted she thinks she can do more good behind the scenes and does not plan on making her “viewpoints” public. “I think that for me this isn’t about promoting my viewpoints. I wasn’t elected by the American people to be president. I think my father is going to do a tremendous job and I want to help him do that, but I don’t think that it will make me a more effective advocate to constantly articulate every issue publicly where I disagree. That’s okay. That means I’ll take a hits from some critics who say that I should take to the street, and then other people will in the long term, respect the way I’ve gotten things done, but I think most of the impact I have over time, most people will not actually know about.”
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