During an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Monday, First Daughter Ivanka Trump said it has been hard for her to focus on what she wants to accomplish under her father’s presidency with so much criticism surrounding their family.
“It is hard and there is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting. I was not expecting the intensity of this experience,” Ivanka admitted. “But this isn’t supposed to be easy. I think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity I was a little blindsided by on a personal level. But for me, I’m trying to keep my head down, not listen to the noise and just work really hard to make a positive impact in the lives of many people.”
When it comes to her thoughts on James Comey’s testimony last week before the Senate, she said her father feels vindicated and is optimistic about what was said.
“With all the noise, with all the intensity of media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately, we’re really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as president,” Ivanka said.
While the criticism has been harsh, Ivanka realizes there are bigger things going on in the world that are more troubling. “At the end of the day, if you want to think about difficult, it’s the factory worker who’s been laid off. Difficult is the mother who lost a child to opioid abuse. So these are the real challenges and I think that does put it in perspective,” she admitted.