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Ivanka Trump: impeachment is a ‘question of priority’

Ivanka Trump: impeachment is a ‘question of priority’
  • Ivanka Trump told Fox Business that she thinks the impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats last week is a matter of “priorities.”
  • The senior White House adviser told host Trish Regan that “everything is a question of priority” before touting what she said was the administration’s focus on “the American worker,” claiming the White House was still focused on policy despite the drama among lawmakers.
  • Ivanka’s touting of the administration’s trade policy priorities echoes other administration members who have responded with unemployment numbers when faced with questions about impeachment, including the president.
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Ivanka Trump brushed off the impeachment inquiry and widespread legal concerns facing President Donald Trump and echoed the administration’s emphasis on national job numbers instead.

In an interview with Fox Business’ Trish Regan, Trump said that “everything is a question of priority” before touting what she said was the administration’s focus on “the American worker.”

“We have our priorities in the White House,” she said. “We are fighting every day for the American worker. We’re fighting every day to improve the quality of life for every single person in this country and we’re delivering in that fight and on that promise. That’s our priority.”

On September 24, House Democrats announced they were opening an impeachment inquiry after a bombshell whistleblower complaint centered on a July 25 phone conversation alleged Trump had acted inappropriately in pushing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is also a 2020 hopeful, and his son.

Read more: Here’s the truth about the allegations involving Joe Biden’s son and Ukraine drummed up by Trump and Rudy Giuliani

Trump said earlier in the interview that working in the White House was the “greatest privilege in the world” that involved “giving back to a country that has given so much to me and my family.

When Regan lamented the stress and discord she said she imagined the Trump family was experiencing in the face of the impeachment inquiry, Trump brushed it off as “some things that are completely outside of your control.”

“I believe there are some things that are completely outside of your control and to be successful, you have to focus on what’s before you and drive hard every single day to make an impact,” Trump said.

She pointed to the administration’s championing of the United States-Mexican-Canada free trade agreement and her announcement with Google CEO Sundar Pichai of a new jobs initiative that forecasts 250,000 new IT job-training opportunities.

The adviser’s breezy interview came after her father has spent the past several weeks publicly slamming former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic lawmakers, and the whistleblower report. Her touting of the administration’s trade policy priorities echoes other administration members who have responded with unemployment numbers when faced with questions about impeachment, including the president.

The same day Ivanka’s interview aired, Donald Trump mocked Democrats for launching an impeachment inquiry while his administration experienced 50-year record low for unemployment.

“Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops to a 50 YEAR LOW. Wow America, lets impeach your President (even though he did nothing wrong!),” the president said in a tweet after the release of the jobs report Friday.

—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019

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