Ivanka Trump urges her critics ''not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence,'' saying that she is candid with her father, President Donald Trump, on issues she disagrees with. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In an interview with "CBS This Morning," Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser of President Donald Trump, is pushing back against critics who say she is not doing enough to speak out against her father's policies. When asked why she wasn't speaking out on issues such as gay rights, women's rights, climate change, and on funding for Planned Parenthood, Ivanka urged her critics "not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence." "I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard. In some case it's through protest and it's through going on the nightly news and talking about or denouncing every issue in which you disagree with. Other times it is quietly, and directly, and candidly. So where I disagree with my father, he knows it, and I express myself with total candor. Where I agree, I fully lean in and support the agenda and, and hope, uh, that I can be an asset to him and make a positive impact," she said. Ivanka also defended the involvement in the administration of her and her husband, Jared Kushner, when asked about their being complicit in what is happening in the White House. "If being complicit is wanting to, is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I'm complicit," she said.