Amid topics over her White House role, chairwomen daughter tells CBS she voices her rulings to her parent with total candor
Ivanka Trump continued to try to distance herself from her father-gods more controversial policies on Tuesday, connoting in an interview with CBS News that she expresses her disagreement in private.
The commentaries come amid questions about her role in the White House and after she said last week that she would be an unpaid, unofficial consultant.
I would say not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence, the presidents daughter was indicated in an excerpt of an interview with CBSs Gayle King to be aired in full on Wednesday morning. She added: I think there are multiple ways to have your voice hear.
She told King about her conversations with her parent, telling: Where I disagree with my father, he knows it and I express myself with total candor. Where I concur, I fully lean in and support the agenda.
She did not specify the specific issues where she disagreed with her parent. In another clip, she was asked about whether she and her husband, Jared Kushner, were complicit in the Trump White House. Ivanka Trump replied: If being complicit is want … to be a force-out for good and to make a positive impact, then Im complicit … I hope hour will prove that I have done a good job, and, much more importantly, that my fathers administration is the success that I know it is likely to be.
The question about whether she was complicit comes after a Saturday Night Live parody starring Scarlett Johansson utilized that phrase.
Ivankas role has been in the spotlight since as far back as November, when she sat in on then president-elect Trumps first meeting with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Ab. She was also involved in Februarys state visit with Canadas prime minister, Justin Trudeau. “Shes been” painted in several narratives based on friendly leakages in the press as having a moderating affect on her father-gods administration on issues such as the environmental issues and lesbian rights. Nonetheless, the Trump administration is still are taking action to cancelled Obama-era guidance on the use of bathrooms by transgender people and rolling back efforts to combat climate change.
Kushners expanding role has also been under scrutiny. He has a wide-ranging portfolio at the White House on issues ranging from Middle East peace to the opioid epidemic to addressing US government reform and relations with countries such as Mexico and China.