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Ivanka Trump spoke out against her critics and revealed what exactly her new White House role would entail during an interview with Gayle King on 'CBS This Morning' Wednesday.
The First Daughter also stated that while she not be publicly attacking her father's stances in the press or on social media, they two so have disagreements and her is very much aware how his famous daughter feels on a number of subjects.
'I’ll weigh in with my father on the issues I feel strongly about,' said Ivanka, who when pressed refused to actually cite a specific example of one of these issues.
'So where I disagree with my father, he knows it. And I express myself with total candor.'
When King was asked later in the newsroom by co-host Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose what these issues were, King said that she believes Ivanka and her father have different viewpoints when it comes to gay rights, immigration and Planned Parenthood.
And while Ivanka may never publicly denounce her father, she did tell King: 'I would say not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence.'
When later asked if a political run was in her future, Ivanka quickly said it was not, adding: 'Politics is a tough business. Politics is a tough business.'
Ivanka also used her appearance to speak up about Syria by tweeting out oin Twitter two minutes after her first segment aired at 7:16am: 'Heartbroken and outraged by the images coming out of Syria following the atrocious chemical attack yesterday.'
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Spilling secrets: Ivanka Trump (above) spoke about her new White House role and her relationship with her father in an interview with 'CBS This Morning' on Wednesday
Answering questions: Ivanka also responded to critics who have attacked her for not publicly challenging her father on a number of issues
Ivanka also made it clear that she and her father agree on a number of issues as well, saying: 'Where I agree, I fully lean in and support the agenda and hope that I can be an asset to him and make a positive impact. But I respect the fact that he always listens. It’s how he was in business. It’s how he is as president.'
King pushed back on why Ivanka was deciding to keep so quiet, especially given the very fractured state of the country after an incredibly polarizing election, naming gay rights and Planned Parenthood as two examples of issues that need public support but on which she had stayed quiet.
'I also think there's a time for discussion, so you ask me about people who criticize me for not taking to social media on every single issue and I think I would ask them if that would render me more effective or less effective with he people ultimately making decision,' said Ivanka.
She also responded to those who say she has been 'complicit' in aiding the agenda of her father's administration.
'If being complicit is wanting to, is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact then I’m complicit,' Ivanka told King.
'I don’t know that the critics who may say that of me, if they found themselves in this very unique and unprecedented situation that I am now in, would do any differently than I am doing.'
Ivanka then added: 'So I hope to make a positive impact. I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but you know, I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be.'
King asked her at one point who it is that is giving President Trump the 'hard truths' in the White House, and she admitted that it was in fact her who would speak up to her father, but said she is not the only person in the administration voicing differing opinions.
'I do. And almost everyone he surrounds him with does,' explained Ivanka.
'We’re in a very unique time where noise equals, in a lot of people’s perception, advocacy. And I fundamentally disagree with that.'
Answering for Ivanka: King said that later that she believes Ivanka and her father have different viewpoints when it comes to gay rights, immigration and Planned Parenthood
Out and about: Ivanka emerged from her house (above) after the CBS interview aired early Wednesday morning in an all-white ensemble from designer Oscar de la Renta
Ivanka later made a point of telling King that she was not the one chosen to lead this country back in November, saying that this fact guides how she uses her voice.
'I think that for me this isn’t about promoting my viewpoints. I wasn’t elected by the American people to be president,' said Ivanka.
'My father is gonna do a tremendous job. And I wanna help him do that. But I don’t think that it will make me a more effective advocate to constantly articulate every issue publicly where I disagree.'
She went on to state that if this upsets her critics there is nothing she can do to change that, and she is not going to try to change their minds.
'That means that I’ll take hits from some critics who say that I should take to the street. And then other people will in the long-term respect where I get to,' said Ivanka.
'But I think most of the impact I have, over time most people will not actually know about.'
Power players: Ivanka said she is not considering a run for office but did not address whether or not her husband Jared (above in February) might one day seek the presidency
Careless whisper: 'If being complicit is wanting to, is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact then I’m complicit,' Ivanka told King (above with her father in January)
Early in the interview King also pointed out that when President Trump was elected, Ivanka went on '60 Minutes' to say that she would not take a role in the White House, which has of course changed in the past weeks.
When asked to respond to going back on her claim, Ivanka said: 'When I spoke to "60 Minutes" it was, I think five or six days following the election. And I was processing real time the new reality and what it would mean.
'I realized that having one foot in and one foot out wouldn’t work. And the reality is that all happened very organically for me.'
She said that all this happened however only after she could divest from her businesses and relocate her family and get them settled into their new life.
When asked to specifically speak about what her role will be, Ivanka said: 'I think for me, what it means is that I’ll continue the advocacy work that I was doing in the private sector, advocating for the economic empowerment of women.
'I’m very focused on the role of education.'
Working the room: Ivanka was at a town hall meeting on the business climate in the US prior to her interview on Tuesday afternoon
Big day: King interviewed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday afternoon (above) at her $5.5million home in Kalorama
Ivanka pointed out however: 'I’m still my father’s daughter. So to me the ... this particular title was about giving critics the comfort that I’m holding myself to that highest ethical standard. But I’ll weigh in with my father on the issues I feel strongly about.'
Talk turned to her husband at one point in the interview as well, and the criticism he has faced for being appointed to such a high-ranking position in the administration despite his lack of experience in world affairs and global politics.
At the time, Jared was on his way back from a four day trip to Iraq.
'So, you know, a lot of people would say the same about how could somebody successfully win the presidency who had never been engaged in politics? And my father did that, and Jared was instrumental in helping his campaign succeed,' pointed out Ivanka.
'So, you know, Jared is incredibly smart, very talented, has enormous capacity. He is humble in the recognition of what he doesn’t know, and is tremendously secure in his ability to seek informed viewpoints.'
Ivanka went on to say: 'He has an amazing team that my father has built at the White House and that he’s built that’s helping work on each of these initiatives. So, you know, the myth that he’s operating in a silo is just that.'