Ivanka Trump distances herself from controversial policies in interview | US news


Ivanka Trump continued to try to distance herself from her father’s more controversial policies on Tuesday, implying in an interview with CBS News that she expresses her disagreement in private.

The comments come amid questions about her role in the White House and after she said last week that she would take on a formal role as an adviser to her father.

“I would say not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence,” the president’s daughter said in an excerpt of an interview with CBS’s Gayle King to be aired in full on Wednesday morning. She added: “I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard.”

She told King about her conversations with her father, saying: “Where I disagree with my father, he knows it and I express myself with total candor. Where I agree, I fully lean in and support the agenda.”

She did not specify any issues where she disagreed with her father. 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 wanting … to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit … 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 question about whether she was “complicit” comes after a Saturday Night Live parody starring Scarlett Johansson used that phrase.

Ivanka’s role has been in the spotlight since as far back as November, when she sat in on then president-elect Trump’s first meeting with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe. She was also involved in February’s state visit with Canada’s prime minister,…

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