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Ivanka Trump, Senior Adviser: ‘Unrealistic’ to Expect Me to Influence President

President Trump’s senior adviser believes it’s “unrealistic” to expect her to advise and influence the president’s decisions. “Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me,” Ivanka Trump, who is also the president’s daughter, said in a new interview with the Financial Times. “That my presence in and of itself would carry so much weight with my father that he would abandon his core values and the agenda that the American people voted for when they elected him. It’s not going to happen. To those critics, shy of turning my father into a liberal, I’d be a failure to them.” Additionally, she said, being the voice of dissent would mean “I’m not part of the team.” Ivanka explained that she organized several weeks of meetings to convince her father to not abandon the Paris climate accord—but to no avail. The younger Trump instead said she should be judged by her accomplishments in the policy areas designated to her, such as gender equality in the workplace.