Ivanka Trump 'Blindsided' by Attacks on Her Father

First daughter says she wasn't prepared for 'level of viciousness' among his critics
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2017 12:05 PM CDT
Ivanka Trump: 'Viciousness' of Critics Has Stunned Me
Ivanka Trump says she has been surprised by the 'viciousness' of the reporting about her father.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Ivanka Trump says she never expected life in the White House would be easy—nor did she expect the "level of viciousness" she has encountered among the critics of her father. "I was a little blindsided by it," she says in an interview with Fox News. "I was not expecting the intensity of this experience." Trump, who is officially an adviser to her father, said she was "trying to keep my head down, not listen to the noise and just work really hard to make a positive impact."

In other comments, Trump said her father felt "very vindicated" because James Comey confirmed he wasn't personally under investigation; dismissed speculation about White House back-stabbing, chalking it up to a 24-7 news cycle hungry for "salacious" rumors; and said husband Jared "loves" his role as special adviser and head of the new Office of American Innovation. Meanwhile, CNN thinks Ivanka's comments about the nastiness of critics are "striking" given President Trump's penchant for striking out himself. (More Ivanka Trump stories.)

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