Ivanka Trump Suggests Her Father's Impeachment Is Not Important: 'Everything's a Question of Priorities'

In her first reaction to her father President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump suggested it was not important or one of the nation's "priorities."

"I think everything's a question of priorities," Ivanka Trump said in an exclusive interview with Fox Business Network Friday.

"We have our priorities in the White House," she continued. "We're fighting every day for the American worker, we're fighting every day to improve the quality of life for every single person in this country and we're delivering in that fight and on that promise."

The first daughter concluded: "That's our priority."

Ivanka Trump has been a staunch defender of her father, while largely avoiding commenting on his more controversial actions and policies. She has focused on job creation and empowering women around the world to succeed economically.

The network's anchor, Trish Regan, then asked her what she thought of House Democrats' attempt to impeach the president. The inquiry was launched on September 24. Ivanka Trump downplayed the matter again.

"My father has definitely grown used to this. This has been true basically since day one, certainly since the election," the senior White House adviser said. "So we're focused on delivering and fulfilling promises made to the American people."

Ivanka Trump added that the focus of lawmakers and the country should be the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal.

"Let's get it past Congress," she said.

Ivanka Trump Impeachment Response
White House advisor Ivanka Trump speaks before the signing of the White Houses Pledge To Americas Workers at El Centro community college on October 3, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. Ron Jenkins/Getty

The impeachment inquiry was launched after a whistleblower complaint was filed over a phone call Donald Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, asking him to investigate 2020 Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for corruption. The allegation was that as vice president in 2016, Biden pushed Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who investigated a company that his son Hunter Biden was involved in. No evidence has emerged that Joe Biden acted wrongly.

"Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it," Donald Trump said in the call, according to a White House memo. "It sounds horrible to me."

President Trump has insisted he did nothing wrong. On Thursday said not only Ukraine, but China, should probe Biden. He has called the Ukraine scandal and impeachment inquiry a "witch hunt" like special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Donald Trump retweeted Regan's post with a clip of her interview with the first daughter. Ivanka Trump also promoted her interview by retweeting Regan's teases of the exclusive.

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