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Ivanka Trump Claims ‘Lock Her Up’ Doesn’t Apply To Her

Well, Ivanka Trump has at long last weighed in on the controversy over her use of a private email account to conduct government business. In an interview with Good Morning America that aired Wednesday, the White House adviser and Daddy’s Little Girl claimed that there was “no equivalency” between her gaffe and the Hillary Clinton email situation.

“There really is no equivalency,” she told Deborah Roberts. “All of my emails that relate to any form of government work, which is mainly scheduling and logistics … are all part of the public record. Everything’s been preserved.”

Regarding the “But her emails” Hillary situation, Ivanka insisted that “People who want to see it as the same, see it as the same. In my case, all of my emails are on the White House server. There’s no intent to circumvent.”

Ivanka claimed that her email screw-up is different from the Clinton email server stuff because in that situation, “there was mass deletions after a subpoena was issued.”

She continued, “My emails have not been deleted, nor was there anything of substance—nothing confidential that was within them.”

Last week, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee planned to look into the matter.

The two women also discussed American troops tear-gassing migrants, including women and children, at the Mexican border. Ivanka said, “I think like any other person with a heart, it’s devastating to see the images and seeing children put at risk, running towards the border, is heartbreaking.” It also made her “angry” that “we haven’t been able to come together as a nation and change our laws.”

Ivanka’s father seems to feel differently about the situation, because last week President Daddy Trump told reporters that he’d “given the OK” to the U.S. Border Control agents to “use lethal force if they have to.” He added that he hoped they didn’t “have to.”

“I don’t believe that that’s what he said,” Ivanka responded, “but his primary role as commander in chief is obviously to protect the nation’s borders. He has to protect our country’s security. But I don’t—lethal force in this case would not—that is not, I think, something that anyone is talking about.” She actually laughed at that last part, as though she didn’t believe it could happen.

And what does she mean, she doesn’t “believe” that that’s what he said? It’s a direct quote. And clearly, yes, that is something people are talking about or at least asking about. Maybe whenever something upsets her, she just pretends that it’s not happening, that it’s somehow all made up. She probably gets that from her father.

When asked if her father was creating a “climate for hatred,” Ivanka, predictably, said no. She said, “I reject that. I think that he is creating policy that is going to lift all Americans. And that’s what his number one role is.”

Ivanka said that her father’s “number one role” is to create policy that will “lift” Americans, but at the same time, his “primary role” is to protect the nation’s borders. Does she even know what she’s saying? Do words have meanings, or are they just sounds that fall out of her mouth?

She wouldn’t say if she advised her father on his “tone,” but she did say that she disagrees with him “frequently.”

″He’s my father and he’s my boss,” she said. “And one of the reasons that I have such a good relationship with him in both a personal and professional capacity is because I’m incredibly candid with him. … He knows exactly where I stand on any issue.”

Yes, we also know where she stands—just off to the side, out of the way.


Written by Dean

Dean Altman is a writer living in NYC.