Ivanka Trump: Father Vindicated by Comey Testimony

June 12, 2017 Updated: June 12, 2017

Ivanka Trump said in an interview Monday with “Fox & Friends” that she was surprised by the “level of viciousness” and “ferocity” that has followed the current administration in recent months—but also said that her father, Donald Trump, felt “vindicated” by former FBI Director James Comey’s latest Senate testimony.

She gave a glimpse of the daily battle between the current administration and its detractors. Although she deftly sidestepped much of the drama currently swirling in the media and around the administration, she commented, “Some of the distractions and some of the ferocity, I was a little blindsided on a personal level.” She went on to emphasize that the main goal was following through on the administration’s commitment to bettering the lives of the American people through hard work and clear legislation.

She added, “With all the noise … ultimately we’re really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as our president.”

And they’ve been doing just that. Ivanka said that last week was Infrastructure Week at the White House, where Team Trump focused on its campaign commitment to rebuild the country’s aging infrastructure. She also mentioned that while it “didn’t get the level of headlines, [it] will ultimately have a much more important impact.” The following week will focus on workforce development.

She also praised Trump’s first international trip, where he visited Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Turkey. In particular, Trump’s historic visit to the Western Wall in Israel, which is a first for any sitting U.S. president, “was truly an unbelievable moment” for her. Ivanka, who converted to Judaism before she married Trump senior aid Jared Kushner, said she felt “blessed and privileged to have been there.”