Ivanka Trump Says She’s Not ‘President of All Women’s Issues’


Ivanka Trump has faced criticism for staying silent amid some of her father’s most controversial moments, despite positioning herself as an advocate for women’s rights and for families in America.

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In the interview, Abby Huntsman asked Trump how she reconciled her support of certain women’s empowerment initiatives with the White House’s decision to enact practices like the zero-tolerance program that led to the separation of thousands of families at the U.S. border. Many people had called Trump out because she wasn’t more vocal, although months later she referred to it as a ‘low point.’ Donald Trump also revealed to lawmakers that it was his daughter who encouraged him to sign an executive order to end the separations.

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Ivanka Trump project seeks to help women in developing world

Ivanka Trump speaks during a roundtable on the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) ‘ Ivanka Trump launched a White House effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years.

The White House on Thursday unveiled the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President Donald Trump. The initiative will involve the State Department, the National Security Council and other agencies. It aims to coordinate current programs and develop new ones to assist women in areas such as job training, financial support, and legal or regulatory reforms.

  • Publisher: KOMO
  • Date: 2019-02-07T15:00:42+00:00
  • Author: CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press
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Ivanka Trump’s empowerment plan aims to help 50 million women. So far, $50 million has been pledged.

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‘This new initiative will for the first time coordinate America’s commitment to one of the most undervalued resources in the developing world ‘ the talent, ambition and genius of women,’ Trump wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that announced the news. For the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, the U.S. government will team up with several private companies such as UPS and Pepsi to ‘facilitate complementary private-sector investments to achieve our shared goals,’ Trump said.

Ivanka Trump Says She’s Not ‘President of All Women’s Issues’

‘My job as a member of this administration is not to share my viewpoint when they diverge,’ she told Huntsman. ‘Subsequently, I was asked the question and I gave an answer. But my role in this regard is not to’is not ‘president of all women’s issues’ or running all women’s issues across the United States government.’

She also said that when she does come forward, it’s probably because people aren’t listening in the White House. ‘I think that when you hear me start to speak publicly on an issue that’s active, it’s because my voice isn’t being heard privately,’ she said.

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Ivanka Trump Says She Is Not ‘President of All Women’s Issues’

‘Do you wish that maybe you had spoken publicly to the American people?’ asked ABC’s Abby Huntsman.

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