Ivanka Trump Tells ‘Fox & Friends': ‘I Try to Stay Out of Politics’ (Video)

“I leave the politics to other people and really lean on those issues that I feel deeply about”

Last Updated: June 26, 2017 @ 7:59 AM

For having a job that takes her into the White House every day, Ivanka Trump has an unexpected philosophy on her burgeoning career in politics.

“I try to stay out of politics,” the First Daughter said Monday morning in an interview with “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt. “I leave the politics to other people and really lean on those issues that I feel deeply about.”

Instead of being involved in politics, Trump said she focuses “on areas where I can add positive value, where I can contribute to the agenda.”

“Policies around workforce development, around ensuring that barriers are removed from around the working family,” she said. “Policies that enable that family to survive. Focusing on how we can help our veterans — and how we can really deliver them the care that they so need. Focusing on issues related to the really devastating opioid problem we have in this country.”

In the interview, Trump discussed her role as an adviser to President Trump in the White House. “He trusts me to be very candid with my opinions,” she said. “I don’t have a hidden agenda. I make it very clear where I stand on an issue… I give him my open and candid feedback.”

Recently, the First Daughter was the subject of Us Weekly’s cover story, titled “Why I Disagree With My Dad.” When Earhardt asked what it is they disagree on, Trump responded, “We’re different people… I think it’s normal to not have 100 percent aligned viewpoints on every issue.

“That would be a very strange scenario. I don’t think anyone operates like that with a parent or in the context of an administration, and I think all different viewpoints being on the table is a positive thing.”

Watch the interview above.