Ivanka Calls President Donald Trump's Critics 'Vicious' But We Think We'll Live

The assistant to the president has opened up about feeling 'blindsided' from the 'viciousness' of Donald Trump's critics, probably just as much as we were when he became president of the US.

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As the eldest daughter to the 45th President of the US - for whom she serves as assistant and her husband Jared Kushner an adviser - it is understandable that Ivanka would be quick to jump to her father's defence.

However, following a two-year presidential campaign and six months in office that has seen President Trump insult women across the world, call Hillary Clinton 'crooked', attempt to implement a 'Muslim Ban' in the US, restrict women's rights globally, take aim at Planned Parenthood funding, and repeal ObamaCare, it seems a little rich that he or Ivanka would be offended by other people's Twitter commentary.

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Last night, the businesswoman was making an appearance on the 'curly couch' (their term, not ours) at Fox and Friends, to discuss the president's infrastructure initiatives, work force development, former FBI director James Comey's testimony – which she says made Trump feel 'vindicated' – and economic policy.

Leaving Washington DC – or the 'swamp' as one presenter named the Trump administration – for her special appearance on the show, Ivanka took the opportunity to open up about the 'level of viciousness' her family has experienced since her father was elected to office.

'I was not expecting the intensity of this experience,' she said. 'I think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity, I was a little blindsided by on a personal level.'

Look, just one watch of The West Wing or House of Cards could have told Ivanka that working in the White House wasn't exactly going to be like an episode of Friends with coffee catch-ups and studio laughter.

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As House of Cards' Frank Underwood would say, in politics you 'shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in the left'.

On the subject of Ivanka feeling a 'little blindsided' about her experience in the White House, there are many that would counter her commentary by saying a man accused of sexual assault himself, who seems to think sexual assault in the military is to be expected and who thinks its funny to suggest men 'grab women by the pussy,' or to mock a disabled reporter, has caused more harm than he has experienced.

Plus, with all of these controversial (and some entirely damnable actions) he has, arguably, invited people to criticise him as freely and 'viciously' as they see fit.

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Also, before you go and feel sorry for Ivanka and the rest of the Trump clan who, like most political families, have undergone scrutiny and criticism, it's not like they haven't given as good as they've gotten when it comes to taking down the opposition.

And when we say 'taking down the opposition' we mean ridiculing, insulting, condemning and lying.

After all, it's not like President Trump is a novice when it comes to throwing the occasional verbal punch to his critics.

Ivanka, we have a feeling it's not the world's vicious tongue you should be worried about.

As Underwood would say, when you enter the lion's den, 'hunt or be hunted'.

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