Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump has spoken about her view of the media at an event sponsored by US news website Axios.
"No, I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people," she said, admitting, however, that she has been the subject of her fair share of not “fully accurate" reports, as she said, and that she can understand why some people are sensitive to the topic.
Donald Trump has repeatedly lambasted US media for spreading “fake news” and publishing leaks. He recently slammed the press as having been “driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Last year he referred to what he described as the “fake news” media as “enemy of the American people” in one a Twitter post lambasting them for spreading lies.
Ivanka’s dismissal of her presidential father’s press vitriol caused its own social media frenzy.
Some described the move as “breaking with her dad” and mocked her for switching sides.
Ivanka needs to develop bigger balls— Becky (@bh8811) 2 августа 2018 г.
Ivanka Trump Says She Feels For Immigrants, The Media Is Not The Enemy And Suggests Donald Trump Might Not Even Really Be Her Dad— Oliver Willis (@owillis) 2 августа 2018 г.
— "Donald? I'm not familiar with this person," she added
Mike Allen: Do you think the media is the enemy of the people?— Allyn Beake (@AllynBeake) 2 августа 2018 г.
Ivanka Trump: Sorry?
Allen: Do you think the media is the enemy of the people?
Ivanka: No, I do not.
Allen: That's not a view that is shared in your family.
Others suspected some conspiracy on Ivanka’s side.
She wants to be considered daddy’s successor.— Alathena (@Alathena) 2 августа 2018 г.
I feel like this is a set up.— Deborah Gahres (@DLGahres) 2 августа 2018 г.
Others were sure that it was all smoke and mirrors — Trump family damage control.
Stop covering @IvankaTrump as if she has sway w this admin. She’s doing nothing but damage control for the trump brand.— Beth (@TheBoopBlog) 2 августа 2018 г.
Her lips move, she strings sentences together, she has a different opinion: #BlahBlahBlah Not my definition of "breaking" with her father. That would involve some meaningful action, like joining a protest, quitting her fake job, donating time/money to reunification process.— Anne (@SparksMom53) 2 августа 2018 г.