Billionaire's Daughter Ivanka Trump Slammed for Saying, 'People Want to Work for What They Get'

White House adviser Ivanka Trump—who, of course, is the daughter of billionaire President Donald Trump—said people in the U.S. "want to work for what they get" in an interview with Fox News published on Tuesday.

Interviewer Steve Hilton asked Trump about the Green New Deal. "You've got people who will see that offer from the Democrats, from the progressive Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Here's the Green New Deal, here's the guarantee of a job,' and think, 'Yeah, that's what I want, it's that simple.' What do you say to those people?" Hilton asked.

"I don't think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something," Trump said in the interview. "They're—I've spent a lot of time traveling over the last four years. People want to work for what they get. So, I think this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where there's the potential for upward mobility."

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President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump arrive for an event at the White House, on October 31, 2018. In a recent interview, Ivanka Trump said, “People want to work for what they get. So, I think this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want.” Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

There was a swift reaction from a fair number of folks online, who pointed out Trump has spent much of her working life building upon what her grandfather and father did. The account from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, for instance, tweeted out a passage from Trump's book detailing an anecdote from her childhood, when she forced household staffers to buy lemonade from her stand because it wasn't performing well. "When life gives you lemonade, sell it to the staff. Ivanka Trump on working for what you get," the account tweeted.

Plenty of others chimed in as well.

"Here is Ivanka Trump's financial disclosure as a White House staffer, full of royalties from dad's businesses. You decide how true a believer she is in working for what you get," tweeted Anand Giridharadas, an author and a Time editor-at-large‏.

"Has Ivanka Trump ever had a job that her father did not give her?" wondered Eugene Scott of "The Fix" at The Washington Post.

Here's a collection of some of the responses to Trump's comments.

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