Ivanka Trump Assures to Separate White House Role from Clothing Line Business

By Diana T. / 2017.04.27

Ivanka Trump defended her role in the White House amidst backlash for being appointed as the adviser of President Donald Trump.

During the recent Women20 (W20) Summit in Berlin, the first daughter made clear that her new affiliation should not be mixed up with her private businesses which she has established even before her father was seated.

"What is your role – to whom are you represented? Your father, the American people, or your business?” Miriam Meckel asked Ivanka who firmly denied the latter.

The 35-year-old tycoon was previously criticized by a journalist who questioned her ability to influence the policies of the POTUS. Not only that, the critic even said that Ivanka would only use her White House post to expand her clothing line.

“I am rather unfamiliar with this role as well, as it is quite new to me. It has been a little under 100 days, but it is just been a remarkable, an incredible journey,” she explained.

Despite her unfamiliarity of her actual role in the White House, Ivanka is hopeful to have an impact on the lives of the American people as she tries to help her father lead the nation.

Tension started to build up inside the venue when the first daughter started to talk about President Donald’s advocacy towards women and family. Ivanka insisted that her father has been an active sponsor of the less fortunate long before he took the presidential seat.

“He's been a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive," she said, drawing boos and hisses from the German crowd as per CNN.

When asked if she considers the POTUS an “empowerer of women,” Ivanka definitely agreed and justified that even those who have worked for his father when he was still in private sector would agree that.

“I think in my personal experience – and you were asking me about my role as daughter – and as adviser, as a daughter, I can speak on a very personal level knowing that he encouraged me and enabled me to thrive," she explained.

The 35-year-old businesswoman also labeled herself a feminist and slammed the movement for its lacking. Ivanka stated that despite the call for equality, a lot of women still have the feeling of exclusivity.

"I think even this discussion on feminism and why it's become so loaded is that I think there can be a negativity attached to labeling because it does feel exclusionary of others," she added.

She suggested that the feminist movement should hold more dialogues and engage all women to uphold each other to achieve inclusivity.

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