Ivanka Trump claimed she wants to be a “force for good” in her role as Assistant to the President during Wednesday’s interview with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning.”
The first daughter also addressed critics, even being asked by King about the SNL parody that called her “complicit.”
“I hope to make a positive impact. I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but you know, I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be.”
The eldest daughter of the President announced her new White House position early last week. The 35 year old stepped down from her lifestyle brand to move to Washington D.C. and take on this new role alongside her father and husband Jared Kushner, current adviser to the President.
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“I think that for me this isn’t about promoting my viewpoints. I wasn’t elected by the American people to be president. My father is gonna do a tremendous job. And I wanna 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. … And that’s okay.”
“That means that I’ll take hits from some critics who say that I should take to the street. And then other people will in the long-term respect where I get to. But I think most of the impact I have, over time most people will not actually know about.”
As for where she stands on some of her father’s opinions, Trump said they often disagree.
“Where I disagree with my father, he knows it. And I express myself with total candor.” she said. “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.”
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