Mar 3, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Ivanka Trump: Americans are undoubtedly better off now

Ivanka Trump discussed the economic agenda of her father's administration in the Fox News broadcast

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Americans are "undoubtedly" better off today than they were than two years ago, Ivanka Trump told Fox News in an interview broadcast Sunday evening, as she touted President Trump's economic record.

Driving the news: In her interview on "The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton," Trump's elder daughter and White House senior adviser pointed to the policies of his administration, such as the Workforce Development Initiative she is spearheading, which she believes will set him apart from rivals in the 2020 election campaign.

What she's saying: "America is doing very well. And it stands in quite sharp contrast to the rest of the world.  ... [W]hen you think about the foreign policy agenda, when you think about -- the interest in domestic security and then you think about our economic agenda, Americans are better off today than they were in the past ..."

Why it matters: President Trump needs to reinforce messages about his administration's economic strengths ahead of the 2020 election. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Sunday shows only 4 in 10 voters would re-elect him.

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