When Samantha Bee used a vulgarity last month to describe his eldest daughter, President Donald Trump lashed out at the “no talent” comedian and asked why she hadn’t been fired.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Bee’s language “vile and vicious” and said that her “disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast.”
Ivanka Trump remained silent.
During a television interview Friday morning, she sought to explain why.
“I have chosen, and I made a conscientious decision a long time ago, that I was not going to get into the fray, and that means that I’ll absorb the body blows that come my way,” Trump told host Maria Bartiromo during an appearance on the Fox Business Network.
“It is important to me to focus on the task at hand, which is serving the American people and using this moment in my life to advance an agenda that I deeply believe in and feel very fortunate to be able to work on,” added Trump, who serves as a White House adviser.
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