Ivanka Trump kicked off the week with a rare television interview, sitting down with the hosts of ‘Fox & Friends’ to rave about the work her father’s administration is doing, dismiss his detractors and bemoan her new job working in the swamp.
It was a surprisingly blunt and candid chat, with Ivanka being asked at one point by host Brian Kilmeade if her new role as President Trump’s assistant was harder than she thought it would be at first.
‘It is hard. And there is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting,’ said Ivanka.
‘I was not expecting the intensity of this experience, but this isn’t supposed to be easy. My father’s administration intends to be transformative, and we want to do big, bold things. We’re looking to change the status quo.’
She then went on to say: ‘So, I didn’t expect it to be easy. I think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity I was a little blind-sided by on a personal level.’
Ivanka also explained that despite everything that is going on around her she is still managing to stay focused on the task at hand.
‘I’m trying to keep my head down, not listen to the noise and just work really hard to make a positive impact in the lives of many people,’ explained Ivanka.
‘I mean, if you want to at the end of the day if you want to think about difficult, it’s the factory worker who has been laid off. Difficult is, you know, the mother who has lost a child to opioid abuse.’
For her appearance, Ivanka wore the same exact look she busted out back in July at the republican National Convention, pairing a Alexander McQueen box-pleat sheath with white agate drop earrings with diamond from her namesake jewelry collection.
She changed things up a bit by wearing a pair of her Ivanka Trump suede heels in nude and a mother of pearl ring with diamonds, also from her defunct high-end jewelry line.
Ivanka also carried a Soho tote in white from her handbag collection on Monday.
Watch the interview below: