Will Ivanka Trump be a great policy ‘moderator’ or a wolf in sheep’s clothing? | US news


Ivanka Trump, who months ago stated her intention to be just “a daughter” to Donald Trump, has given her first television interview since being appointed to a formal White House position as “special assistant to the president”.

The first daughter toed a difficult line, seemingly embracing the role of policy “moderator” to her father, while at the same time telling CBS’s Gayle King: “I’m still my father’s daughter.”

“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,” Trump said in the interview which aired on Wednesday.

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She declined to offer any examples of issues or areas where she disagrees with her father, but asked viewers not to assume her silence – especially on social media – was equivalent to tacit agreement.

“I would say not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence,” Trump said. “I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard … I don’t think that it will make me a more effective advocate to constantly articulate every issue publicly where I disagree.”

King raised Planned Parenthood, gay rights, women’s rights and climate change as issues where some might expect the younger Trump, who has called herself “absolutely” a feminist, to more publicly break with her father’s administration.

“We’re in a very unique time where noise equals, in a lot of people’s perception, advocacy. And I fundamentally disagree with that. I do think there’s a time for public denouncement … I also think there’s a time for discussion,” Trump said. “People who criticize me for not…

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