Ivanka Trump Whines to Fox News About Her Hostile Reception in Washington, D.C.

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In a Monday interview with “Fox and Friends,” Ivanka Trump said the harshness of Washington, D.C. took her by surprise.

Co-host Clayton Morris incorrectly stated that 9 million people had watched last week's testimony by former FBI director James Comey. Actually, approximately 18 million people viewed it. Ivanka Trump quickly pivoted away from Comey to talk about the White House efforts to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

When asked if it was harder than she thought to get things done in Washington, the presidential advisor admitted that she was surprised at the rancor in the city.

“It is hard,” she began. “There is a level of viciousness that I wasn’t expecting. I was not expecting the intensity of this experience.”

Trump’s words come six years and three months after her father’s first accusations about former President Barack Obama not being born in the United States and being an illegitimate president. The conspiracy theory took root and followed the elder Trump throughout the campaign until he was forced to acknowledge that Obama was born in Hawaii, as his birth certificate states.

“This isn’t supposed to be easy,” Trump’s daughter said. “My father and this administration intends to be transformative and we want to do big bold things and we’re looking to change the status quo. So, I didn’t expect it to be easy. I think some of the distractions and the ferocity, I was a little blindsided by on a personal level. But for me, 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.”

Trump went on to say that challenges she faces in the White House pale in comparison to a laid-off factory worker or someone fighting opioid addiction.

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