White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump insists she is not holding back from telling her father, President Trump, when her more progressive views on social policy issues collide with his.
When asked in a "CBS This Morning" interview why she has not publicly spoken out regarding gay rights, women's' rights, climate change and abortion, the first daughter said she is making her opinions heard where she believes it matters most.
"I would say not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence. I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard. In some ways, it's through protest or calling on the nightly news and talking about or denouncing every issue which you do not agree with," Trump said. "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."
Despite their differences, Trump said she "fully" supports his agenda in hopes of making a "positive impact, but I respect the fact that he always listens it's how he was in business and it's how he is as president."
Trump has used social media to draw attention to social issues, especially women's issues. Earlier on Tuesday, she shared a USA Today graphic on Instagram that cited the gender wage gap.
The full interview will air Wednesday morning on CBS News.
Today, on #EqualPayDay, we are reminded that women deserve equal pay for equal work. Closing the gender pay gap is critical to the economic empowerment of American women, and it is the responsibility of all Americans to come together in pursuit of equal pay. I am proud to work towards this goal alongside my father and in support of the administration's commitment to women and families.A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Apr 4, 2017 at 4:38am PDT