At an Axios360 News Shapers event in D.C., Ivanka was asked by Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen if she thinks the press is the enemy of the people. She actually looks a little shocked by the question, like she'd never heard that phrase before, or was so confused as to why she'd be asked that question she needed to hear it again.
She was either honestly taken aback by it, or she'd been practicing in front of a mirror how'd she react when asked a question everyone in her family and her father's administration knows they'll eventually be asked.
"Are you looking for me to elaborate?"
Uh, yeah, Ivanka, your father, the President of the United States, has repeatedly called the media "the enemy of the people;" you're one of his senior advisers, maybe take a moment. And it's not like it's something new that he's doing. (See February 2017)
Then she calls father "people."
"I have some sensitivity around um why people have concerns, and gripe, especially when they sort of feel targeted."
Or was she also referring to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who was asked if the press is the enemy of the people, referencing Ivanka's statement. She never says they aren't.
Why doesn't she just say, "No, I do not feel the media is the enemy of the people?" Maybe she doesn't want to lie.
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