Ivanka Trump went on “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren” in an exclusive Tuesday night interview about her father, GOP nominee Donald Trump. The Donald’s first daughter responded to comments made earlier in the day by President Obama calling her father “unfit to serve” and “woefully unprepared to do this job” in an , countering back with comments about her father understanding “how to put this country to work.”
“I clearly disagree,” Ivanka said when asked of her reaction to what Obama told reporters. “I think he’d be an excellent president,” she said, adding, “He understands how to create jobs, and maintain them. He understands how to put this country to work — that makes him very qualified.”
She pointed to her father’s experience creating jobs at large construction sites as a skill that qualified him to tackle fixing the nation’s infrastructure problems, and also would appeal to voters who wanted an outsider to change the country’s fundamental directions.
“I look at my father’s own experience in creating jobs, building infrastructure, you know every time he builds a 92-story building, every time he has in the course of his career built a massive skyscraper, that’s unbelievable experience for repairing the dilapidated infrastructure in the country,” she said.
“I think the American people want change,” she told Van Susteren. “They see an outsider that can bring fresh perspective and solutions to the table to bring the country where it needs to go.”
She said that one of the most incredible things about her father’s campaign so far has been watching him fill arenas all over the country with “people who are so hopeful and excited and passionate about the message he has for them, and about his ability to fulfill their hopes for this country.”