Appearing on Fox and Friends, Ivanka Trump discussed her experience thus far in the White House, working with her father, and her impressions of Washington D.C. stating that she didn’t expect it to be “this extreme”.
“It is hard, and there’s a level of viciousness that I was not expecting. I was not expecting the intensity of this experience but this isn’t supposed to be easy.”
Adding, “my father and this administration intends to be transformative and we want to do big bold things and we are looking to change the status quo so I didn’t expect it to be easy.”
“Some of the distractions and some of the ferocity was, I was a little blindsided by on a personal level,” she said. “But for me I’m trying to keep my head down, not listen to the noise and just work really hard to make a positive impact in the lives of many people.”
“At the end of the day if you want to think about difficult it’s the factory worker who’s been laid off. Difficult is the mother who’s lost a child to opioid abuse. Those are the real challenges and I think that does put it in perspective for me every time we get out into the country, and meet with American people who are very optimistic about what’s happening,” she said.