Ivanka Trump breaks with dad: ‘I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people’
Ivanka Trump broke with her father on Thursday and said she does not think the media are the “enemy of the people.”
The White House adviser said she’s seen stories about herself in the press that weren’t completely accurate, but still differed with the president, who has stepped up his attacks on the press.
“I’ve received my fair share of reporting on me personally that I know not to be fully accurate, so I’ve had some sensitivity around why people have concerns and gripe, especially when they sort of feel targeted,” the president’s eldest daughter said during an Axios event. “But no, I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people.”
.@IvankaTrump: “No. I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people.”
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President Trump has referred to the press as the “enemy of the people,” including after the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting in June that left five people dead and several others injured.
He also frequently characterizes the news media as “fake news,” often focusing his criticism on CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Trump on Tuesday promoted a video of his supporters chanting “CNN sucks” at senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta while he was live on air from Trump’s campaign-style rally in Florida.
Last week, the Trump administration came under fire for refusing to allow CNN’s Kaitlan Collins to attend a press event at the White House, saying she asked questions inappropriately at a previous event.
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, were mostly out of the public eye for the past few months, but they have made more public appearances in recent weeks.
Ivanka Trump on Thursday also referred to the Trump administration’s earlier policy of separating migrant families at the southern border as a “low point.”
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