Fox News host Steve Hilton expressed how “shocked” he was at the social media hate leveled against Ivanka Trump despite her attempts to “do good work” for America.
In a panel discussion on “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton,” the host expressed his disappointment with the “offensive” treatment President Donald Trump’s daughter was given after Fox News aired a clip of his interview with her.
“A lot of people agreed with what she had to say,” Hilton said. “But there was so much hate as well expressed, particularly on social media that really shocked me.”
“Okay, she’s got a rich father. So do a lot of people, but she’s built on that. She’s done businesses, she’s been an entrepreneur. She’s not sat around like Paris Hilton,” he added. “Someone trying to do good work for the American people, and they just get hate.”
Townhall columnist Kira Davis noted that many people are “so enraged because they got it so wrong” and that any representative of the Trump Administration is a “target for that rage.”
“She should be a great example,” Davis explained, noting Trump’s elder daughter and White House senior adviser was “a New York Democrat until her father decided to run.”
“She’s got all the hallmarks of a great liberal role model. She just happens to be related to Donald Trump,” David said.
Panelist Charlie Kirk had weighed in on Trump’s interview, saying his “favorite part” was when she said “free-market capitalism has been the engine that made this country great,” noting how she was able to “juxtapose that with this rise of socialism that we see in this country.”
“Look, I’ve spent time in the White House, I’ve seen how much intentionality Ivanka and her whole team puts forth in workforce development and to really help spur jobs and get corporations and companies on board for job training and to bring jobs back to this country,” Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, said.
“It’s just amazing to see the whole Trump team and the whole administration get on board for market-based solutions that have created the best economy arguably in American history,” he added.
Trump touted her father’s economic record during the interview which aired on Sunday, focusing on the Workforce Development Initiative that she is spearheading.
“How can we pull them into the workforce at a time where we have the private sector incentivized to invest in that worker order and to train that worker for, not just a job today but a career,” she said, speaking about the “ultimate forgotten men and women.”
“We have decided to really focus on the fact that, since we have such record low unemployment, we’re going to use this as a moment to get the private sector to step up, really focus on the investment they need to be making in the workforce but also work with us, because at the end of the day, it’s the private sector that knows which jobs are at risk of being automated out of existence.,” Trump explained.
“They need to inform us of those facts. We need to prepare the American workforce for that inevitability. Technology is exciting. It’s disruptive, however, and we need to make sure we are working hand-in-hand with the states,” she said, noting that workforce development was listed as the number one issue by governors across the nation.
“It’s a great problem to have,” she told Hilton.
Trump also added that, in traveling the country and speaking with people who have benefited from programs that have reskilled workers, she has found the optimism “deeply inspiring.”
“It is the greatest privilege in the world to be able to do this work,” she said.
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