Donald Trump’s favorite child is daughter number one, Ivanka Trump. She is the epitome of entitlement, and the White House staff resents her for jumping between two very different roles when it suits her needs. Sometimes she is a top aide to the president, while at other times she is just the president’s daughter. Clearly, she believes she can play both U.S. representative around the world and naive daughter.
Ivanka appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss the controversy over her using her private email account while doing White House business. She used it to talk to cabinet members and her own aides. The president’s daughter also used her private account to handle her own schedule, which could have had disastrous consequences.
With “lock her up” being the chant that greets her father at every one of his rallies, surely Ivanka would have been aware of issues around emails. That chant was not directed at Ivanka, but Hillary Clinton. The president ordered his Department of Justice to prosecute Clinton, which is still illegal in America. Presidents cannot jail their political opponents.
House committees investigated Clinton endlessly over the private email server she kept in her home. Yet, Ivanka claimed that there was “no equivalency” between her and the former secretary of state:
‘There really is no equivalency. All of my emails that relate to any form of government work, which is mainly scheduling and logistics … are all part of the public record. Everything’s been preserved.’
In actuality, she used her personal account and sent hundred of emails in violation of federal records rules. These rules exist for a reason. Certainly, there were plenty of bad people who could have hacked her schedule and kidnapped her, just to name one reason.
Ivanka denied that what she did had any relationship to what happened to Clinton:
‘People who want to see it as the same, see it as the same. In my case, all of my emails are on the White House server. There’s no intent to circumvent. (With Clinton) there were mass deletions after a subpoena was issued. My emails have not been deleted, nor was there anything of substance ― nothing confidential that was within them.’
ABC asked her about the tear gassing of hundreds of migrants. She replied that “It’s devastating:”
‘It’s devastating to see the images and seeing children put at risk. It makes me angry that we haven’t been able to come together as a nation and change our laws.’
Ivanka Trump appeared confused when ABC questioned her about the president’s lethal-force order:
‘I don’t believe that that’s what he said. But his primary role as commander-in-chief is obviously to protect the nation’s borders. He has to protect our country’s security. But I don’t ― lethal force in this case would ― that is not, I think, something that anyone is talking about.’
ABC asked her to comment on 45’s “climate for hatred:”
‘I reject that. I think that he is creating policy that is going to lift all Americans. And that’s what his number one role is.’
Ivanka said she often disagrees with her father:
‘He’s my father and he’s my boss. And one of the reasons that I have such a good relationship with him in both a personal and professional capacity is because I’m incredibly candid with him. … He knows exactly where I stand on any issue.’
Check out the full interview below:
.@IvankaTrump says she “frequently” disagrees with her father and says he knows where she stands on all issues: “One of the reasons that I have such a good relationship with him…is because I’m incredibly candid with him.” https://t.co/vN9BjW67gR pic.twitter.com/X8iWrE4jgC
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 28, 2018
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