Of all of President Trump’s children, his daughter Ivanka is the most involved with his administration, having worked as a senior advisor to the president since March of 2017.
However, as the 2020 election draws near, speculation is beginning to swirl about Ivanka’s plans going forward. In a recent interview, Ivanka fueled those rumors by declining to confirm or deny whether she plans on quitting the White House if her father is re-elected.
On a recent episode of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” she spoke about her work in the White House as well as possible plans for the future.
“I am driven, first and foremost, by my kids and their happiness,” the mother of 2 told host Margaret Garret after being asked whether she would remain in Washington should her father be re-elected.
“So that’s always going to be my top priority. And my decisions will always be flexible enough to ensure that their needs are being considered, first and foremost,” Trump went on. “So they will really drive that answer for me.”
“Providing pathways to opportunity”
“I think for me,” she explained, “it’s about the impact. It’s about being able to deliver for the forgotten men and women that I met over the course of two years as I campaigned around this country — and over the last two-and-a-half years, as I’ve traveled to almost every state in this nation.”
“It’s about providing pathways to opportunity,” the first daughter continued. “Our policies have created a pro-growth environment, whether it’s tax reform, deregulation, elements like the child tax credit that have afforded parents the relief they need to make the investment that so important in their families.”
“But it’s not enough yet,” she conceded. “One of the things that I’ve been most proud of is some of the work we’ve done around catalyzing the private sector to step up and invest in the skills and potential of American workers across the nation.”
That was a reference to a skills initiative called “Pledge to America’s Workers.” Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced his support for the undertaking after he met with the younger Trump at an event in Dallas earlier this year.
“We need to fundamentally change how we think about learning and education in this country … and celebrate the many pathways to career success that exist today,” CNBC quoted her as saying.
When it came to the question of whether she would ever seek elected office, Trump said politics didn’t particularly interest her but she also didn’t rule out the possibility.
“Oh, gosh. You know, for me … the politics is truthfully less interesting [than] the policy and the impact of lifting communities and changing people’s lives.”