After a tricky week in the Trump presidency, First
Lady Daughter Ivanka Trump is once again on the PR trail, starting her week with an appearance on the early morning show Fox & Friends.
There, the 35-year-old revealed that she’s been “surprised” by the level of backlash and anger directed towards her father since he took office January 20, 2017, admitting that things have been “harder” than she thought they might be.
“There’s a level of viciousness that I was not expecting,” she said.
“I was not expecting the intensity of this experience…but this isn’t supposed to be easy.”
She then went on to address some of the “distractions” during her father’s first few months in office.
(We’re not sure if she means the ongoing Russia investigations or the endless speculation about Melania Trump not wanting to hold her husband’s hand…)
“I didn’t expect it to be easy, but some of the distractions and some of the ferocity…I was a little blindsided by on a personal level,” she said, adding that her father felt “vindicated” and “positive,” following former FBI boss James Comey’s testimony last week.
Trump said she's now focused on working to make a positive change with her father and his administration.
"I'm trying to keep my head down, not listen to the noise and work really hard to make a positive impact in the lives of many people," she said.
"My father and this administration intend to be transformative and we want to do big, bold things."
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"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," Trump said.
"So those are the real challenges and I think that does put it in perspective for me."
Americans the world is a little confused by Ivanka's statements, given the nature of the campaign her father ran against his opponent Hillary Clinton when he was trying to get elected.
Back then, Trump led a chant to put Clinton behind bars over her "email scandal," appeared to mock a disabled reporter and made derogatory statements about female news anchor Megyn Kelly's menstrual cycle...to name just a few choice moments.
Cue the Twitter outrage after Ivanka's latest comments.
All the tweets mocking Ivanka for being sad about the viciousness her father faces when he won his seat by insulting everyone but himself ????
— Nisreen Eadeh (@NisreenEadeh) June 12, 2017
If Ivanka Trump wants to see an unimaginable level of viciousness, she should read the American Health Care Act.
— Jessie Lahr (@JessieLahrr) June 12, 2017
Apparently Ivanka has no idea who her dad is, because she is shocked, shocked I tell you, at the level of viciousness in DC.
— truthbyDW (@truthbyDW) June 12, 2017
Your dad has been the villain in every movie made since the 1980s. https://t.co/LwO3OaRWq8
— Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll) June 12, 2017
Poor Ivanka misses the good old days when the now-POTUS said his predecessor was un-American and his opponent should be jailed without trial https://t.co/Y7v6fUo9fl
— Adam Schiff (@ajschiff) June 12, 2017