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I have 'latitude... as a daughter' but it's not my role to 'moderate' my father: Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump's interview on the The Dr. Oz Show is set to air on Thursday.
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Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence wait for U.S. President Donald Trump to announce his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address from Fort Myer, Virginia, Aug. 21. Photo: Reuters

The Dr. Oz Ivanka Trump interview is slated to air on Thursday, but clips are already online. President Trump’s eldest daughter and senior advisor talked about her postpartum depression on Dr. Mehmet Oz’s medical show, as well as Hillary Clinton and why it’s not her job to “moderate” her father.

Ivanka Trump on advising her father President Trump

Ivanka Trump told Dr. Oz that her role as a member of the Trump administration is to advise, but that she doesn’t have the power to make decisions, People reported.

“Well, I think that my role, and anyone who works for the President of the United States, their role is to inform, advise and then ultimately execute,” the 35-year-old said on The Dr. Oz show.

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“So, I’m not a decision maker. I have my views and I share them candidly and as a daughter, I have the latitude to do that.”

She added: “Where I disagree with the agenda, I will share it with him quietly. I don’t view it as my obligation to moderate. And I don’t think anyone working for a sitting president should see themselves in that capacity.”

“I also respect the process and my father is now president and the American people elected him based on his agenda and my job isn’t to undermine that agenda,” the fashion designer continued. “It’s to embrace the areas where there’s commonality and there are so many areas.”

According to Politico, Ivanka Trump “desperately wants to lower expectations of what she can achieve” from inside the administration. She “has told allies that she wants to be held accountable solely on those issues she is actively working on — uphill battles that will count as major victories if she is successful — and the success of a World Bank fund she helped start, geared at helping female entrepreneurs gain access to capital.”

Ivanka Trump on “What Happened” to Hillary Clinton

A viewer at the taping of the interview told Page 6 that when asked how she felt about Hillary Clinton’s book “What Happened,” Ivanka Trump said she was curious what the former Secretary of State would do if she disagreed with her husband former President Bill Clinton while he was in office.

“Was blown away by how beautiful and elegant Ivanka Trump was,” another audience member wrote on Facebook, Page Six reported. “The highlight of the show was when Ivanka joked about taking over her father’s Twitter account. I’m surprised she even commented on [Hillary Clinton’s] book …”

Ivanka Trump on postpartum depression

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, also a part of the Trump administration, have three children: Theodore, 1, Joseph, 3, and Arabella, 6. The businesswoman told Dr. Oz that she suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth to Arabella.

"With each of my three children I had some level of postpartum ... depression," Ivanka Trump said on “The Dr. Oz Show,” ABC News reported. "It was a very challenging emotional time for me."

"I felt like I was not living up to my potential as a parent, or as an entrepreneur, or as an executive," she added. "I had had such easy pregnancies that in some ways the juxtaposition hit me even harder."

The mother of three said she decided to speak out now because postpartum depression is “incredibly important” and it affects parents indiscriminately.

"I consider myself a very hard-charging person, I'm ambitious, I'm passionate, I'm driven. But this is something that affects parents all over the country," she said.

 
 
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