Ivanka Trump’s response is up for interpretation concerning White House role if her dad is reelected

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If President Donald Trump wins reelection next year, his daughter Ivanka Trump may not necessarily follow him back into the White House. It just depends.

“I am driven, first and foremost, by my kids and their happiness,” she said when asked about her post-2020 plans during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” slated to air Sunday.

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“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. So they will really drive that answer for me,” Ivanka added.

When she said “that’s,” she meant her work for the Trump administration, which has thus far encompassed everything from advancing her father’s agenda on manufacturing and job training to advancing her own agenda on paid family leave and affordable child care.

Listen to the relevant portion of the interview below:

Despite her ambiguous answer, what Ivanka said next to CBS’s Margaret Brennan strongly suggested she has plenty of “unfinished business” she’d like to attend to before she steps down from her post as her father’s senior adviser.

“I think for me, I came down here, it’s about the impact,” she continued. “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 the 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. 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’s so important.”

It was then that Brennan cut her off to broach the subject of “unfinished business.”

“I hear you say unfinished business, and it makes me think you want to keep working,” she said.

“Oh, it’s always unfinished,” Ivanka replied. “I mean, we’ve done so much, but it’s not enough yet. One of the things 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. Fourteen million Americans will benefit from the pledges of over 350 companies to invest in their skills. It is incredible. That’s 14 million lives improved.

Over 350 companies, including Google, have added their name to a Trump administration-written pledge known as the “Pledge to American Workers.”

“When you look at the stats about the prosperity that’s been created by this president, one of the statistics out of so many that really just excites me and drives me each and every day is the fact that over the past year, of all the new jobs created — and seven million jobs have been created since the president took office — of all the new jobs created, 43 percent of them were secured by Americans on the sideline of our economy,” Ivanka continued.

“Not even those that are unemployed but those who had been completely marginalized who are now coming back into the workforce and being taught the skills they need not only just to secure a job in this hot economy but to ultimately transition into a career.”

Brennan then asked whether, given her passion for helping the forgotten men and women of America, Ivanka boasts any desires of running for office herself.

She replied by explaining that she doesn’t care an iota about the politics — that her interest lies only in “lifting communities and changing people’s lives.” Especially given that the current state of politics is so “combative” and “partisan.”

“There is so much positivity and there’s so much hope [outside of politics], and the stories I could share with you when we have longer about the policies we’ve put in place and how that’s impacted American families,” she said.

“Whether it’s criminal justice reform and the impact that that’s made on communities across the nation and that hope of a second chance, to workforce development and job training, to child care affordability.”

She concluded her remarks by reiterating her passion for making a difference in the lives of the forgotten men and women whom Democrats have abandoned.

“But the day I walk into the West Wing and I don’t feel a shiver up my spine is the day I’ve been here too long,” she added. “And I still every day feel a tremendous humbling and a sense of privilege that I’m able to do the work that I came to Washington to do, that the president’s empowered me, and I feel just incredibly grateful to be able to give back to a country that it’s given so much, and I’m doing my very best.”


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