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Ivanka: '100 Percent Aligned Viewpoints' Not Normal

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Monday, 26 June 2017 07:53 AM EDT

Ivanka Trump is an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, but she said in an interview airing Monday that there are often areas in which they disagree.

"I think it's normal not to have 100 percent aligned viewpoints on every issue," Trump told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt, in an interview recorded at the White House last Friday.

"I think that would be a very strange scenario. I don't think anyone operates like that with a parent or within the context of an administration."

Trump said she advises her father "on a plethora of things" and he trusts her to be "very candid" with her opinions.

"I don't have a hidden agenda," she told Earhardt. "I make it very clear where I stand on a certain issue. So I give him my open and candid feedback. Sometimes we agree. Sometimes we disagree."

Trump's comments followed a cover story earlier this month in US Weekly magazine, which featured her with a cover caption saying "Why I Disagree With My Dad."

"I never actually spoke with them," Trump told Fox News. "I didn't know about the article written until after it was published. It is written in first person, which is a slightly misleading headline."

But she did admit that there are areas where she and her father disagree, as they are "different people."

Trump said she also believes having different viewpoints at the table is a "positive thing. I think one of the things that in this country we don't have enough of is dialogue. And substantive dialogue where people who have different pinions can speak about that."

She noted that she is more interested in being "for something than against something," and that she likes to focus on areas where she can add "positive value" and "contribute to the agenda," Including on policies like workplace development and policies that enable families to survive.

Trump also said she likes focusing "on how we can help our veterans and how we can really deliver them the care that they so need, and focusing on issues relating to the really devastating opioid problem that we have in this country."

Meanwhile, when asked what she'd advise her father in regards to his use of Twitter, Trump said she tries "to stay out of politics," and that her father's "political instincts are phenomenal."

Trump said she'd give her father an "A," while admitting she's "slightly biased."

Trump said she and her family are becoming used to living in Washington D.C., and that she is excited for the opportunity to help him achieve his goals.

She noted that she and husband Jared Kushner, one of Trump's closest advisers, were entrepreneurs before her father became president, and got their first experience of "working collectively with one another" during the campaign.

"This is a really exciting extension of that and now I get to see him every day, which is amazing," Trump said.

She noted, though, that while she converted to Judaism, she tends not to talk about her faith openly, as it is "one of the things in my life that is truly my own, especially these days," but her faith helps them connect as a family.

Trump noted that her children understand their grandfather is the president, "in a limited capacity."

"They call Air Force One the candy plane because there is lots of M&Ms and trays of candy," Trump said. "They always exit the plane a lot more hyper and on a sugar high. It's almost no controlling it, but you know, it's a surreal and remarkable experience and I really hope that they will be able to look back and reflect even on these very early years with such gratitude for having been able to be part of this unique experience."

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Ivanka Trump is an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, but she said in an interview airing Monday that there are often areas in which they disagree.
ivanka, trump, view points, presidency, white house
Monday, 26 June 2017 07:53 AM
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