Hillary Clinton agrees with critics of Donald Trump when it comes to the role that his favorite child Ivanka Trump has played in his divisive exercises of presidential power.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House on Sept. 11. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
“Everyone associated with him…they’re either on board with that, or they’re not,” said Clinton in an interview published Tuesday — the same day of the release of her memoir “What Happened,” about the 2016 presidential election.
The former secretary of state, who stunningly lost the election to the reality TV mogul in November, has recently pronounced him to be a “clear and present danger” to the United States,” due to what she views to be his unstable personality and authoritarian impulses.
In the interview with Refinery29, Clinton, also a former First Lady and U.S. senator, doesn’t hold back when asked about whether Ivanka Trump should be held responsible for his agenda or his sometimes inflammatory rhetoric on Twitter and elsewhere.
Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump at a rally in North Dakota earlier this month. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Yes, Clinton said, Ivanka Trump, a White House special assistant, “should be judged and held accountable.”
Since campaigning for her father and then taking a job in the White House with her husband Jared Kushner, Ivanka has tried to shed the “complicit” label attached to her in a scathing “Saturday Night Live” skit.
In interviews or in leaks to the media, Ivanka has tried to get away with giving the impression that she’s in the White House to do good and to be a moderating force on such issues as immigration, health care, climate change, LGBTQ rights and women’s equal pay.
In a June interview with “Fox and Friends,” she said she tries to “stay out of politics,” an assertion that sparked howls of disbelief among Trump critics, given that she works for man who holds the most powerful political office in the country.
Ivanka also insisted to CBS News’ Gayle King in April that she is very forceful in telling her father when she disagrees with him, while justifying her choice to not speak out publicly about her different viewpoints.
“I would say not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence,” she said. “I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard … So where I disagree with my father, he knows it. And I express myself with …
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