Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Meadows comes under growing Jan. 6 panel spotlight Tucker Carlson rips Graham over report he told officers to shoot Jan. 6 rioters MORE prodded at the media, Democrats and herself during an appearance late Saturday at the Gridiron Club dinner, an annual high-end gathering of government officials and elite media types.
The Washington Post reported that the president's oldest daughter and senior adviser told the audience that she "didn't have time to write any jokes" because her father asked her to appear on his behalf the day of the event.
"So I figured the funniest thing I could do is read you excerpts from the Green New Deal," she said, a reference to the progressive environmental proposal put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Restless progressives eye 2024 Five issues that will define the months until the midterms MORE (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats.
"The press seems to think that it's ironic that I, born of great privilege, think that people want to work for what they are given," Trump said. "As if being Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE's daughter isn't the hardest job in the world."
Ivanka Trump and Ocasio-Cortez sparred on Twitter last week over the congresswoman's support for a universal job guarantee included in the "Green New Deal."
The president attended last year's Gridiron dinner, where he chided the press, Democrats and a few members of his own administration.
Ivanka Trump said Saturday her father regretted missing out on this year's event, according to NPR.
"The opportunity to poke fun at the media is not something that he passes up lightly," she said. "That said, in some ways you could say that to my father, every day is a Gridiron dinner."