Presidential adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump says she’s been angry “at the process” of impeachment, but that it has been “energizing” for her father, President Donald Trump.
In an interview with CBS News’ “Face The Nation” aired Sunday, Ivanka Trump decried the partisan nature of the impeachment of her father.
“You can be angry at a process that has been unjust,” she said. “Angry at the waste of time.”
But she said, nevertheless, the issue has been “energizing.”
“Today we are focused on delivering wins. We are delivering time after time,” she declared, adding her father saw his own impeachment “for what it is, raw partisan politics.”
“You saw his mood,” she said of his remarks at a rally afterward in which he marveled that it “doesn’t feel like” he was impeached.
“There is tremendous energizing… support for impeachment has decreased… not increased,” she said. “He sees it for what it is: raw, partisan politics.”
Of the controversy over the president’s request that Ukraine investigate corruption, and that he tied military aid to Ukraine to those probes, Ivanka Trump said Americans don’t think it’s an impeachable offense.
“It is what it is,” she said. “More than 50% of America doesn’t think he should have been impeached. the facts are there,” she said.
She also refused to criticize her father’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
“I know Rudy Giuliani in a very different context,” calling him “a real hero in New York” after 9/11. “[S]mart and thoughtful… he was a great mayor."
She said she hopes her efforts on paid family leave one day lead to wider coverage.
“Our goal is to ensure that paid leave is available to all Americans,” she said.
“The fourth person I hired was pregnant when I hired her,” she said, adding: “That's something I recognize as critically important. But I do think elevating awareness around the benefits to attracting and retaining the best talent this country has to offer. It is in companies' self-interest to do this. And that's why we've seen employers increasingly adopt paid leave. "
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