Fox News has released a short clip of an interview with Ivanka Trump that will air on Sunday night, in which host Steve Hilton asked the president’s daughter to comment on the progressive Green New Deal resolution spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA). Although details still need to be hammered out, the nonbinding proposal is working towards the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within the next 10 years while simultaneously creating millions of “good, high-wage jobs.”
Hilton specifically asked Ms. Trump what she would say to the people who see the guarantee of a job from progressive Democrats, and think, “Yeah, that’s what I want, it’s that simple.” Her response was mind-boggling in its lack of self-awareness.
“I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last 4 years. People want to work for what they get,” Trump told Hilton. “So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where’s there’s the potential for upward mobility.”
Ivanka, of course, has clearly benefited greatly from nepotism and her last name and currently sits as a senior advisor to the president of the United States despite having zero experience in law or government.
The irony is rich, in other words, as people began to point out after the clip of Sunday’s interview began making its way around the internet.
And this excerpt from Trump’s 2009 memoir, The Trump Card is especially relevant in light of her recent remarks:
Ocasio-Cortez has yet to respond to Ivanka’s remarks, but people will be waiting with bated breath until she does.