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Ivanka Trump: ‘From Day One My Father Set the Agenda for What the Whole Party Is Talking About’


Ivanka Trump, daughter of 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump, joined Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on the Sirius XM Breitbart News Daily radio program to share her unique personal and professional perspective on her father’s qualifications to hold the position of President of the United States of America.

A wife and mother herself, Trump spoke to the character of the man that she grew up with and has spend a decade working with at the Trump organization. “I’ve seen him in the capacity obviously as a father, and a very loving one, and also as an incredible executive who built an amazing company. And he really is remarkable.”


Ultimately I think the testament to any person is their track record and that’s not just their professional track record, of which his is well known, he is enormously accomplished, he’s employed tens of thousands of people, he’s achieved success in multiple industries at the highest level.

She continued, “His professional accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable.”

Trump commented that as a parent herself she now realizes how hard it is to raise up kids with the “right moral compass” especially children that grow up with a lot of privilege.

Bannon reference Trump’s book The Trump Card and that she notes in the book that her parents instilled confidence and perseverance in her.

One of the things he would always say to us is you have to do what it is you are passionate about. If you want to achieve success at that high level you have to be passionate about it because if you’re not you won’t put in the work. And then it comes down to perseverance. So without grit it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter how good your idea is, it doesn’t matter how intelligent you are, you’re just going to get outworked. My whole life he is a worker, he is relentless.

Trump recalled early memories of coming to her father’s office and playing on the floor with their toys while he was in major meetings. “He always included us in his world in that regard.”

“That’s really the story of my father, he’s a hard worker,” Trump remarked.

Bannon asked why a loving family who has accumulated so much wealth and success would put themselves through the “wringer of the politics of personal destruction?”

Trump explained:

A lot of people who run for elected office are looking for a platform you know and it’s the next step in a political career so they don’t have that much to lose in the national awareness, my father had that. He has an amazing life and he’s built an incredible company and really he’s doing this for the reasons he’s articulated,I mean he can’t stand back and watch what’s happening to this country anymore, and he’s been saying this for a long time and he’s been seeing it happen and so what he’s doing is incredibly difficult, it’s incredibly selfless you know it takes a lot to want to enter this arena, and it is definitely a bloodsport as we’re seeing, but ya know win, lose or draw he’s got a family who loves him, who’s incredibly proud of him. The energy and the passion that he’s elicited, you were talking about in the beginning about sort of leadership and his viewpoint on different issues — from day one my father set the agenda for what the whole party is talking about and really politics in general across parties.

Bannon elaborated that Donald Trump has driven the national conversation on issue like immigration and trade that the corporate media interests did not want to talk about.

Ivanka agreed, “A hundred percent and that’s what you want a leader to do. So ya know all the other candidates would sit back silently for around three weeks until they realized that the voters agreed and then they’d come forth with their positions…”

During a Donald Trump rally on Monday night in New Hampshire an audience member used the vulgarity “p****” to describe candidate Sen. Ted Cruz on the issue of waterboarding. Trump eventually repeated it himself for the audience to hear to which they laughed and applauded according to KCCI 8 Des Moines News.

Bannon asked Ivanka Trump for her perspective on her father’s use of that word during the evening rally.

“I balance it knowing who my father is,” Trump responded. “There’s a different spirit in that kind of room than certainly in a board room or a conference room.”

She went on to say that the American people want someone with competance.

“They don’t want somebody who is slick tongued and says all the right things and then gets to Washington and does absolutely nothing.” She emphasized, “My father’s life has been about execution.”

What I have so much conviction in is not only is he an unbelievable person, an unbelievable man, he’s been a great mentor to me both personally and professionally as I was telling you before, but he’s incredibly capable.

Two of Ivanka Trump’s brothers have and are also joining Breitbart News Daily radio Monday and Tuesday.

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