Ivanka says why she is proud to be an American
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First daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpCohen says Trump attorney told him to say Trump Tower talks ended earlier than they did Cohen told lawmakers that Trump lawyer Sekulow instructed him to lie about Moscow tower project: report House Intel to probe whether lawyers for Trump family interfered in investigation MORE said Tuesday that traveling the country during her father's presidential campaign and following his inauguration has bolstered her appreciation for the U.S.

"I am proud on so many levels, and really traveling this country has made me even more of a proud American today than at any other point in my life," she said in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday. "You see the spirit, the tenacity. You see the sacrifice."

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"You meet with soldiers and sailors and their families, and you think about all the things that they're doing to ensure that the America we know remains true and can continue on," she added.

The now-first daughter was a staple during her father's appearances as a presidential candidate and moved to Washington in January when President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE took office. Both she and her husband, Jared Kushner, are considered two of the president's closest and most influential advisers.