WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter is not on board with the Green New Deal.
Ivanka Trump, who also serves as a senior White House adviser, specifically has a problem with the proposed environmental initiative’s call for the federal government to guarantee a job for all Americans.
“I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something,” Trump said in an excerpt from an interview on Fox News’ “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton.” The full interview is scheduled to air on Sunday.
“I’ve spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last four years. People want to work for what they get,” Trump said when asked about the proposed progressive guarantee.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., who was one of the Green New Deal resolution sponsors, responded to Trump’s remarks in a tweet on Tuesday.
“As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live,” Cortez said.
“A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create.”