Ivanka Trump Needs to 'Show Up' for Women, Stop 'Trading Away' Their Rights, Planned Parenthood President Says

First daughter Ivanka Trump, who has promised to advocate for women in the White House, needs to "show up" and prove that commitment, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said.

On tour, Richards elaborated on the claim in her new book Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead, that Trump and her husband Jared Kushner seemingly tried to "bribe" her to stop providing abortions in exchange for more federal funding in January 2017.

Kushner apparently did most of the talking. Richards, who is stepping down from her role, in a recent stop in Oregon detailed how Trump acted and scrutinized her for it.

"My criticism of her isn't as a daughter of the president—it's that if you're supposedly in charge of advancing women's situations in this country, then show up," said Richards, according to W magazine. "And for God's sake, you can't be trading away women's rights."

"That's not a very effective goal," she said.

Richards acknowledged the "complexity" of Trump with her two different roles.

"One is as the president's daughter, and I know she feels quite committed to defending her father in every way," Richards said. "But she also decided to take a job as one of the highest-ranking women in the White House, and my understanding is that her job is to represent women—and this administration has been terrible for women. Just terrible."

Trump was "pretty quiet" during the meeting and only said something along the lines of, "Well, you have to understand, my father is pro-life," Richards recounted.

Richards did not buy that.

"I'm sorry, but just saying that your father is pro-life doesn't explain the full impact of what his policies could be," Richards said on tour. "I mean, I'll remain optimistic, but I haven't been too impressed so far by any progress this White House has made for women."

The White House did not respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

Trump, who branded herself as an advocate for women's empowerment, received an "F" from the Center for American Progress, which released a report on its review of her work last October.

"Ivanka Trump has the opportunity to be a force for policies that help women. But so far, her work has amounted to little more than photo ops and tweets, and she has failed to articulate a set of concrete policy solutions to address women's diverse experiences and challenges," the report states. "If she wishes to improve her performance, there are countless actions that she could take on policy issues."

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