In Artful Word Twist, Ivanka Trump Defines 'Complicity' As A Force For Good

'CBS This Morning' anchor Gayle King interviews Ivanka Trump

'CBS This Morning' anchor Gayle King interviews Ivanka Trump

“If being complicit is wanting to, is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact then I’m complicit,” Ivanka told 'CBS This Morning' co-host Gayle King. “I don’t know that the critics who may say that of me, if they found themselves in this very unique and unprecedented situation that I am now in, would do any differently than I am doing,” Trump said. “So I hope to make a positive impact. I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but you know, I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be.”

When King asked her to give an example of an issues she and her father disagree on, one that she “speak[s] up frequently” about, she dodged the question, saying, “I think that for me, this isn’t about promoting my viewpoints.”

Now that Ivanka's personality is on frequent public display, SNL's 'Complicit' perfume parody rings truer than ever. Even her voice is starting to sound like a Stepford wife-daughter's. “I think most of the impact I have, over time most people will not actually know about,” Ivanka told King.  

For most thinking women, Ivanka's tacit approval of her father's executive orders against women are alarming. Even the Bush women always made it clear they stood for Planned Parenthood, because if a woman can't control her fertility with contraception, she has no way out of poverty.

The actions Donald Trump has taken against poor women worldwide in not only reinstating the Mexico City policy but expanding it will cause millions of women and children to die. Far more than the horror that is Syria, frankly. We stand with Melinda Gates in her fight for women, not Ivanka Trump's blonde ambition US presidency tour. 

Morning Consult Poll: Americans Not Happy About Ivanka's New Role

Voters acknowledge the strong influence Ivanka Trump—and her husband Jared Kushner—appear to have on Donald Trump. This influence does not qualify Ivanka to assume a major role in her father's administration, joining her husband Jared Kushner in the West Wing.

A recent Morning Consultant/Politico Poll found 50% of voters disapprove of Ivanka Trump serving in her father’s administration with 35% strongly disapproving of her special assistant role. By contrast, only 40% of voters approved of Ivanka's new West Wing role, with 17% strongly approving. 

A 66% majority of Americans polled agree that Ivanka has her father's ear and is more influential to President Trump than congressional leaders, answers that put her in second place for having the most influence on the president. Vice President Mike Pence was seen as the most influential person to the president, with 70 % saying he has more influence than congressional leaders.

Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner -- Ivanka's husband -- also had a high level of influence on the president at 59%. The Morning Consultant/Politico poll was based on a sample of 1,995 voters between March 30 and April 1 with a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points, writes Newsweek.