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Ivanka challenges AOC, progressives: Americans want to ‘work for what they get’

February 26, 2019

Ivanka Trump challenged progressives vision of America, saying citizens want to work for what they get.

President Trumps daughter, a White House senior advisor, made the comments during an interview with Fox News Steve Hilton.

Youve got people who will see that offer from the Democrats, from the progressive Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Heres the Green New Deal, heres the guarantee of a job, and think, yeah, thats what I want, its that simple, Hilton said. What do you say to those people?

I dont think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. Ive spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last 4 years. People want to work for what they get, Ms. Trump said. I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country wheres theres the potential for upward mobility.

Ms. Trump also said that her fathers policies were continuing to allow this economy to thrive and the nations economy is undoubtedly better than it was two years ago.