The Trump family has been targets of constant attacks from the mainstream media. One of the President’s daughters has spoken out about the effects of the media’s onslaught.
“I’d be disingenuous if I said it didn’t affect me,” Ivanka Trump said, but added that she and her family are not the real victims. Instead, the focus should be on the millions of Americans who are dealing with real hardships such as unemployment or addiction. “These are the people who are really suffering,” she said. “If we have to take a few body blows in advocating for those men and women, I think everyone in my family…is honored to do it,” according to Fox News.
In an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity, Ivanka Trump spoke on what it was like to have to deal with the relentless attacks from the mainstream media. During the interview, she mentioned that although it did affect her, it was more important to think about the bigger picture.
She added, “I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to serve our country. Nothing about my life was designed to pick-up and move to Washington,” and that her mission is to give taxpayers “the opportunity to remove barriers so more people can experience some of the privileges that my family… were lucky to have.”
While it’s understandable that the President would be in the spotlight, others have found attacks on people such as Ivanka Trump to be unnecessary. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday, “I frankly, I think it’s shameful the way that she’s been treated,” Sanders said during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, according to The Hill.
“If she didn’t have the same last name, they would be celebrating her,” she said. “They would be praising her. They would be thanking God that she is sitting in a position that she is to influence policy and help women across this country.”
“And instead, they attack her, they shame her, and they belittle her. I think it’s very shameful, and I think it’s sad because she’s such a good advocate for so many women. And for them to attack her, I think, is just really disheartening,” Sanders concluded.
Ivanka Trump was named senior advisor to the President in March, alongside her husband, Jared Kushner, who shares the same title. However, the presence of the President’s daughter as an active role in the administration has caused controversy.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), said in a letter that she shouldn’t be part of the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative due to her clothing brand. “I believe it would not be appropriate for her to serve as a public advocate for the fund,” Cardin wrote.
“As long as Ms. Trump continues to benefit financially from a brand that bears her name, her involvement with [the initiative] creates the potential for conflicts of interest that could stand in the way of achieving the fund’s goals,” he added.
Ivanka Trump says her family is happy to bear the attacks on their family in order to make America better for its citizens. Should the Trump family receive full support?
Former-President Jimmy Carter (D), stated in an interview that he thought the media was tougher on Mr. Trump, and by extension his associates, than any other president in recent history, adding that the press was free to call him “mentally deranged” without hesitation, as reported by Fox News.
Doing the right thing often isn’t popular, and in this political climate, standing up for the ordinary American won’t earn many friends in the establishment circles of Washington – or in the media. It’s a good thing some people are willing to suffer the slings and arrows of it all.