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Trump on Ivanka: It ‘would be so much easier for her’ if she wasn’t my daughter

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In a rare display of modesty, President Donald Trump praised daughter Ivanka Friday while speaking in Hamburg, Germany, saying he has been proud of her from “day one.”

…not that he dismissed how difficult it is for her being his daughter.

“If she weren’t my daughter it would be so much easier for her,” the president said with a laugh, according to the New York Post. “That might be the only bad thing she has going if you want to know the truth.”

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Trump made the remark at the launch of a new women’s entrepreneurship fund that Ivanka Trump helped put together with the World Bank to grant female entrepreneurs access to capital, financing and other support.

The fund has raised $325 million from governments around the world, with President Trump committing the U.S. to a $50 million contribution The Post reported.

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Ivanka, a strong advocate for women, has faced criticism from the left over her role in the Trump administration. Those who look to Ivanka to influence her father in a more liberal manner often claim she is being “complicit” when the president pushes controversial policies — see conservative.

A claim Ivanka dismissed in an interview earlier this year with CBS News.

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“If being complicit is wanting to…be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit,” she said.

Speaking of criticism, critics were out in force when Ivanka sat in for the president Saturday morning at a G-20 Summit meeting on Africa, health and migration.

According to her spokesman, Ivanka was sitting in the back of the room and briefly joined the main table when the president stepped out to meet one-on-one with world leaders, Bloomberg reported.


Tom Tillison


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