Ivanka talks up jobs initiative, Trump’s commitment to American workers

Ivanka Trump is detailing her role in her father’s administration in a Sunday interview with Fox News. Ivanka Trump talks about the important work the administration is doing when it comes to the economy.

“The convening function within government is critical,” she tells Steve Hilton on “The Next Revolution.”

(Screenshot from Fox News’ “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton”)

She adds that her background in the private sector is a great benefit to her work now in government.

“And it’s something that I bring — and probably because I came from the private sector, I realize the efficiency, the nimbleness, the solutions that the private sector brings to every challenge that is out there, whether it’s innovation or job creation,” she says.

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have received criticism from both sides of the political aisle. The left has questioned her specific role in the administration, and some conservatives have theorized that the young couple opposes some of Donald Trump’s agendas.

“It seems to me that conservatives, in particular, should appreciate that role as a catalyst,” Hilton says to Ivanka. “Because you’re making change happen, not through expanding government, not through spending taxpayer money, not through passing new laws and regulations.”

Ivanka revealed her role in the administration is mainly in the area of growing jobs and revitalizing the manufacturing industry within the United States.


Source: Fox News

“The future of manufacturing in America is advanced manufacturing,” she says. “And I do think there’s a disconnect between how people think about manufacturing and the factories of today. Look around us. They’re clean. They’re high tech. They are very much the industries of the future.”

“This economy, because of the policy and because of the environment that’s been created through tax reform and deregulation that has unleashed business and unleashed investment in this country,” she adds, referring to her “Pledge to America’s Workers” initiative, which she says has led to 300 private American companies pledging to train more American workers.

Licensing is another area where she sees herself making progress.

“So we’re thinking about compacts. Where, states say, well, these — we’re going to recognize the licensure that exists,” she says.

She is also promoting the idea of Opportunity Zones, a policy that would make it easier for companies to start and function in areas that are economically struggling. The areas would also receive more consideration for investment.

“One of the critical components of tax reform is the creation of Opportunity Zones,” she says. “So governors determine the ZIP Codes that are most in need of investment, whether they be urban or rural. Eighty-three hundred have been identified across this country — 8,300 ZIP Codes that were previously unable to attract the same type of capital investments as neighboring areas.”

Hilton’s full interview with Ivanka Trump will air Sunday night, September 22, at 9 PM eastern. You can check out a promotional clip from the upcoming interview below:

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