New comments from Ivanka Trump about handouts and a “guaranteed minimum” have some people calling her out on apparent hypocrisy.
The Trump daughter and White House official sat for an interview with Fox News, set to air on Sunday, and told host Steve Hilton that she does not agree with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) proposals as part of the proposed “Green New Deal.”
Asked how she would answer supporters of a guaranteed jobs proposal, Trump expressed a belief that most Americans would not want “to be given something”:
“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. 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,” the first daughter and senior adviser to the president explained.
Watch the video below:
Ivanka debuts as admin spokesperson for rugged individualism: "I don't think most Americans want to be given something. People want to work for what they get." pic.twitter.com/RerMUQ7aIj
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 26, 2019
But some were quick to point out that Trump has personally benefitted from handouts and inheritance from her father. Some questioned what, if anything, Ivanka had personally worked for.
Woman Whose Entire Lifestyle Is Financed By Her Dad Is Convinced People Hate Free Money https://t.co/FevvKbSkRB
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) February 26, 2019
Has Ivanka Trump ever had a job that her father did not give her? https://t.co/J3ST0eAix1
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) February 26, 2019
“In a major reversal, Ivanka Trump comes out in favor of working for what you get.”
In a major reversal, Ivanka Trump comes out in favor of working for what you get. https://t.co/NOaTYPmtSn
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) February 26, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O’Brien used Trump’s public financial disclosure form to illustrate that the majority of her income “she largely gets for just sitting there.”
Ivanka Trump gets lucrative annual streams of income, rents and capital gains — $1 million here, $5 million there — from her biz, her husband's biz, and her father's biz that she largely gets for just sitting there. Her public disclosure form: https://t.co/9V53mqN6eS https://t.co/toTByQ3udc
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) February 26, 2019
Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell highlighted the paper’s reporting on low wages at factories in Indonesia and China where products for Trump’s clothing lines are produced.
Workers at an Indonesian factory making Ivanka Trump clothing told us they were paid $68 for 24 days of work, far below the local minimum wage: https://t.co/bX47XoI22H.
— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) February 26, 2019
Trump’s full interview with Fox News is scheduled to air on Sunday’s episode of “The Next Revolution” at 9pm Eastern.