As her father gave the biggest policy speech of his political life, Ivanka Trump, arguably Donald Trump’s closest advisor, spoke one-on-one with 7 Action News Investigator Jonathan Carlson.
In his speech Trump singled out his daughter, saying she is a key architect of his economic policy.
Ivanka Trump met with 7 Action News just moments before joining her father for the biggest policy speech of his campaign.
The family was short on specifics today, but the campaign says expect more in the coming weeks.
Ivanka’s leadership in the Trump organization over the past decade has made her a key adviser in the White House run.
“I have the unique perspective of knowing my father in two very different capacities,” she told us.
As a partner and daughter. She says the family business shouldn’t be overlooked by voters.
“Over the last decade I’ve worked alongside him at the Trump organization,” Ivanka says. “I have seen him as a business leader - as an employer to tens of thousands of people.”
Mr. Trump relies on Ivanka’s experience so heavily he recently said she might have a place in his cabinet. Should Trump win, she says she and her brothers will take over Donald Trump’s businesses.
But things aren’t all rosy in Trumpland. The past week has seen the candidate engulfed in self-inflicted mistakes, accompanied by a steep drop in the polls. Many insiders say today is an attempt at regaining ground - something Ivanka refused to admit.
One of the missteps - Trump taking a Muslim American military family to task after alienating that demographic almost entirely.
Metro Detroit is home to the largest population of Muslim Americans.
“My father will be an incredible president for all Americans - full stop. For all Americans. He will put America first,” was all Ivanka would say about the controversy.
It was clear she was more comfortable talking about her relationship with her father and the family business as opposed to commenting on recent controversies.