Ivanka Trump: 'I try to stay out of politics', President's daughter and senior adviser tells Fox News

Ms Trump has been a constant presence since Mr Trump announced his presidential run

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Monday 26 June 2017 13:57
Ivanka Trump: 'I leave the politics to other people'

Ivanka Trump, the President’s oldest daughter and a person who holds the position of official advisor, has claimed she leaves “the politics to other people”.

Since Mr Trump assumed the presidency in January, few people have appeared to wield more power and influence that Ms Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Her presence and views are frequently cited as a moderating influence on her father.

Yet in an interview with Fox News, the 36-year-old designer and businesswoman, sought to claim her role was apolitical.

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“I try to stay out of politics,” Ms Trump said, when she was asked what she advised her father regarding his seemingly knee-jerk use of Twitter.

Rather, she said her father’s instincts were “phenomenal”.

“He did something that no one could have imagined he’d be able to accomplish. There were very few who saw it early on,” she said. “He did something pretty remarkable.”

Ms Trump, who was forced take on a federal job in order for her to take up a post and office in the White House, said she did not try to be a “political savant”.

“So I leave the politics to other people and really lean into the issues that I care deeply about,” she said.

She said there were areas and issues on which she disagreed with her father.

“Naturally, there are areas where there is disagreement. We're two different human beings. I think it’s normal to not have 100 per cent aligned viewpoints on every issue.

“I don’t think anyone operates like that with a parent, or within the context of an administration, And I think that all different viewpoints being at the table is a positive thing. And I think one of the things that, in this country we don’t have enough of, is dialogue.”

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