Report: Ivanka Trump Is Nothing Like Who She Appears to be on Camera
Despite what Americans and voters see on television, the Ivanka Trump in real life is a little different than the person who is splashed across screens.
Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, has a voice that's an “octave” deeper when in private; vacillates between “defiant” and “lighthearted”; and curses like her father, President Donald Trump, and her husband and fellow senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, according to the Washington Post’s interview published Sunday.
The description might stand in stark contrast to the one of the woman who has made countless television appearances defending her father and touting his agenda.
Also, privately, Ivanka Trump thought she and her husband were initially “naïve” when they headed to Washington to work for the president, and neither was able to fight back against negative coverage or within the White House until the hiring of spokesman Josh Raffel, according to the Post. (Raffel is expected to soon leave his role.)
Ivanka Trump also came realize she could be “weaponized” by others hoping to push a particular part of their own agendas or to increase attention.
The report also delved into Ivanka Trump’s work in the White House as well as controversies and infighting involving the president’s staff and his children. Trump and Kushner have reportedly found themselves in a sort of power struggle with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, while Trump was also praised for her work in getting votes for the Republican tax bill passed late last year and for her recent trip to South Korea as a representative for the Olympics.
“Everybody loves and respects Ivanka,” President Trump said in a statement. “She works very hard and always gets the job done in a first class manner. She was crucial to our success in achieving historic tax cuts and reforms and served as my envoy in South Korea, where she was incredibly well received. Her work on behalf of American families has made a real impact.”
While in South Korea, Ivanka Trump also managed to fend off questions about women who have accused her father of sexual harassment and assault. She claimed it was “inappropriate” to be asked, but stated she believed her father’s denials.