Ivanka Trump denied the ongoing statements that her father, Donald Trump, and family have taken advantage of their high positions in the White House to make money.
During an interview with The Associated Press (AP) that took place on Friday in Rabat, Morocco, she discussed the difference in the way her father has gathered his fortune and compared it to what most politicians do, giving a concrete example with Joe Biden, of the Democrats.
According to the first daughter, while most people get rich after leaving their political careers, President Trump did the opposite — he had already amassed his considerable wealth with real estate deals before he entered the race for the presidential seat, so he was not after money since he had so much already.
She continued by stating that Biden, who was a senator, and represented Delaware for more than 30 years and then proceeded to become the 47th vice president of the United States, became wealthy as a result of his lengthy political career.
Ivanka stated: “His wealth, and our wealth, collectively and independently, was created prior government service and prior to anyone in our lives having run for elected office. Most people do create their wealth post service. We created ours prior.”
Biden issued a quick response from New Hampshire, saying that Ivanka should look into his tax returns, where he laid everything out, and he had nothing to be ashamed of.
Also, Biden asked for the president’s tax returns to be released to the public.
The former vice president stated: “Tell her to look at my tax returns. I’ve laid it all out — everything,”
During the interview, Ivanka talked about the ongoing investigation against her father too. She stated that the House impeachment inquiry was just the latest of the many attempts to sabotage her family, which have begun when Mr. Trump became president in 2016.
She said: “The whistleblower shouldn’t be a substantive part of the conversation, the person did not have firsthand information.”
The first daughter made her three-day visit to Morocco to promote the role played by the US in the empowerment of women in less developed countries.
The president is betting that voters will ignore his shortcomings and give him a second term next year. Against Biden, early polls do consider him a slight underdog.