Trump’s eldest daughter-turned-White House senior advisor, Ivanka Trump, attempted to laugh off the criticism she received for saying most Americans wouldn’t necessarily want a guaranteed minimum income, reports HuffPost.
In brief remarks at the annual Gridiron dinner in Washington on Saturday night, a gathering hosted by journalists, Ivanka joked about her privilege she was born into as the daughter of President Donald Trump, calling it the “hardest job in the world.”
“The press seems to think it’s ironic that I, born of great privilege, think people want to work for what they are given,” she said, according to The Washington Post. “As if being Donald Trump’s daughter isn’t the hardest job in the world.”
In an interview with Fox News that aired last week, Ivanka criticized the proposed Green New Deal’s job guarantees initiative, which would increase the federal minimum wage and guarantee jobs to everyone in the U.S.
“I spent a lot of time traveling around this country, over the last four years, people want to work for what they get,” she told Fox News.
In her remarks Saturday night, Ivanka acknowledged her father’s absence from the dinner.
“The opportunity to poke fun at the media is not something he passes up lightly,” she said, adding that for her father ― who regularly criticizes the media on Twitter ― “every day is a Gridiron dinner.”
At a White House business session on Monday, President Trump told the nation’s governors that his daughter Ivanka had “created millions of jobs,” although he did not provide any details.
“My daughter, Ivanka, who is going to be speaking later, is—she has been so much involved. So incredibly involved,” Trump said at the White House.
“Where is Ivanka? Ivanka, keep going. My daughter has created millions of jobs. I don’t know if anyone knows that, but she’s created millions of jobs,” he added.
The president did not explain exactly how he believed his daughter, who he made a senior White House adviser, had been directly responsible for millions of jobs.