Ivanka Trump jokes at Gridiron dinner that being president's daughter is 'the hardest job in the world'

Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Trump says he doesn't care if attacks on 'Squad' hurt him politically EXCLUSIVE: Career officials rebut claims of White House interference in security clearance process 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.

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"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-CortezIllinois GOP group shares, then deletes meme labeling minority congresswomen 'Jihad Squad' Trump's calculated climate of fear Two Democrats vow to press forward on Trump impeachment 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 John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller 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."