Sep 14, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Ivanka’s reasons for not publicly disagreeing with her dad

Ivanka Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP

Ivanka Trump gave three in-person interviews to the Financial Times for this weekend's edition:

  • On her ability to change her father's policies: "Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me. That my presence in and of itself would carry so much weight with my father that he would abandon his core values ... It's not going to happen."
  • On why she so rarely publicly criticizes her father: "To voice dissent publicly would mean I'm not part of the team. When you're part of a team, you're part of a team."
  • So far she and Jared "haven't felt much of a chill" in the liberal New York circles they ran in before the campaign. They know that friends who are happy to trash Ivanka anonymously in newspapers are usually not gutsy enough to do it to her face.
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