Ivanka Trump: Donald's 'disrupting the process' in positive way
© Getty Images

Ivanka Trump says while she’s “incredibly proud” of her dad for his White House bid, she can’t exactly say she’s happy about it.

“That’s a complicated question,” the 33-year-old daughter of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE told moderator Pattie Sellers to laughs at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women summit in Washington on Wednesday when asked if she was happy about her father’s GOP presidential campaign.

“So ‘happy’ is an interesting word. I’m incredibly proud of him,” Trump continued.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It’s a very difficult thing to do, and I see now just how difficult it is, and he’s achieved tremendous success.”

The mother of two and executive vice president of development and acquisitions at The Trump Organization said her dad “is not a politician. But he’s really changing the dialogue, and he’s really disrupting the process in a very positive way.”

Trump said while “as a citizen, I love what he’s doing,” as the daughter of the real estate mogul, “it’s obviously more complicated, because the level of interest and scrutiny is beyond anything I’ve ever experienced.”

Saying she’s “amazed” by her father and calling him an “unbelievable” parent, Trump, who’s five months pregnant with her third child with husband Jared Kushner, told the audience she’s not surprised by his front-runner status in the Republican field.

“For a long time, politicians have been talking, but it’s been a lot of talk and not a lot of action. And I think he’s known for action.”

“He’s also unguarded in his opinions. He says what he’s thinking. So whether you disagree or you agree, I think people appreciate the candor.”

Trump added, “Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, I think everyone can appreciate the fact that he’s created a dialogue around some very real issues facing this country.”