Ivanka Trump leads Wake rally
President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump holds a campaign rally for her father in southern Wake County.
It's a lot warmer than Michigan and Wisconsin E. You've been going on the road. How many days I can't even keep track. We lose track of what state for it. At this point, it has been. Well, let's just say we'll all leave it on the field on, and that's the only way we know how to do it. Quite frankly, although you are one of North Carolina, sweetheart, I have to say, Laura Trump is North Carolina. We are very true. Laura is amazing. She's my sister, obviously. So I love her very much. But But there is not a conversation I could have with her about any topic where she doesn't tell me how North Carolina does it better, doesn't know what it is. North Carolina don't even talk about sweet potatoes, right? And then just like a a soliloquy. But But she loves it here, and we've all grown to love affair as well, so it's great to be back. So I gotta tell you, Joe Biden had a really tough question. The other day. He was buying some ice cream, and one of the journalists came out and asked him. It was so tough. I mean it took him a while to answer what is your favorite flavor of ice cream? And he couldn't even answer the question. I don't think I don't remember what he said. So I'm gonna ask you the same question, Ivanka, what's your I mean, it's the toughest question and ask you all day. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? I actually agree that that's a very difficult question. I think that's enormously challenging. But I'm gonna go with chocolate chip cookie dough 1st, 2nd, 3rd and maybe a little cookies and cream right after that. Definitely. But it is. It is amazing, though it is, um, it is amazing. We don't, uh we don't get themselves well. I don't think they're as the president that, but and and coming along the heels of the fact that this administration's had huge success, But yet your family gets attacked constantly. I mean, from the far left from the Democrats, for many in the liberal media, he's gonna get tiring at times. So why do you do what you do every single day? Because we love this country. I mean, it's so simple, right? And that's how he feels about it. He takes an enormous amount of incoming, for sure, but it's worth it because it's very clear to him what he's fighting for, who he's fighting for. And that's and that's all of you and for policies that will lift your lives and the lives of your families and communities. And so it's his great honor to take the slings and arrows that that comes away and truthfully, in this business, you aren't getting anything done. If you're not angering people, right? The status quo is so easy to maintain, and there's tremendous resistance to change. So he used it as a source of pride. When the swamp kicks back, it means he's actually fighting for reforms that will not benefit the establishment. But it benefits people, so so he loves it. There's no question, and I agree with this where when you're looking at the fact that this president has been a president of results, Okay, do you see like you don't get anything done when you're talking about it's a swamp, it's a swamp. This is like beautiful here. By the way, Leon family. Thank you for having us. It's a wonderful way, Jared, I don't know when we come back here. And if anyone out there has my sunglasses, feel free to bring them out way. Yeah, eso. But you know, I think that we've learned with this president and I'm seeing him in action. He just never asked. I mean, let's think about it. He completely results oriented, focused on doing what he can to build a strong America. And let's talk a little bit about this great American come back. Let's talk about how your father has understood what it takes to build a strong economy, even during during a very tough time that our country is going through. Yeah, well, I think first and foremost it's what are the policies that created this foundation upon which the economy was driving and you go back to January before the plague came in. And as the president is so proud to talk about, the economy was just rocking every single metric of success. Every single previous historic milestone was being beaten by every demographic, the lowest unemployment for veterans, the lowest unemployment for every single subgroup. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans without a college degree, disabled Americans. I mean, it was amazing when you talk about lifting up all people. All people were truly being lifted, and that was not an accident, right? That was a very intentional syriza policies that reversed what was happening in this country, which was a trajectory very, very, very slow post recession growth that was being curtailed by taxes that were too high to be competitive with the rest of the world over regulation without achieving and desired result. Poor trade deals that were shipping our jobs overseas and our factories along with them and environmental policies that did little to benefit the environment, the cost. US jobs. So the president reversed all of those things, and that's what's at stake. He cut taxes. He thought about regulation through, ah, common sense filter. Anyone knows in a bureaucracy that there is layer upon layers like an onion, Right? So after all this time, there were so many regulations that did nothing to benefit people or protect our environment. But we're incredibly cumbersome and stifled innovation. So he really rolled all of that back, and it was just amazing. It was amazing to see and to enable this come back to transpire. He's gotta be out there. He's got to be the one who build upon that foundation. Forget reversing it, which is what the Democrats are talking about doing, which makes absolutely no sense based on the fact that he saw what was happening with our economy. So it's not even. It's not even a question of whether the economic agenda it was working for the American people and the people of North Carolina. But but in order, Thio see this great American comeback happen and to secure and create a 10 million jobs over the next 10 months, you're going to need somebody like President Trump to do it. Yeah, D uh, I'll just close my S o Let's go into what we're dealing with right now. Kobe, we know this has been an issue that has really impacted all of our lives. You know, talk about I've got five girls. Ivanka's got her three Children. I can't even keep track of my five kids. So I'm hoping they're learning somehow. But it really has been a huge challenge for families that they're trying to manage, uh, work and get a paycheck and basically ensure that they can support their Children. So you were involved in a program which I think is one of the most creative programs that we've seen come out of our government, the Farmers to Families program. And actually, you were here in North Carolina with your father recently. Uh, talk us, talk us through a little bit about what that program means to the people here in North Carolina. Um, extraordinary program. And there's been a tremendous amount done with it here in North Carolina, through throughout the state. But I think it it underscores the way the president approaches. Ah, challenge with creativity and thinking about innovation and just plain common sense. So he, like the rest of America, was seeing in the early days of the plague descending on our shores lines add food banks Ah, lot of times with people who had never been to a food bank in their life, but because this descended upon us also quickly and and the world, they were now having food insecurity for them and their families. At the same time, you saw images of our farmers, including right here in North Carolina, dealing under their crops. We just came from Wisconsin today, three dairy producers pouring the beautiful, perfect milk down the drain. So he calls me and he said, What can we do to make sure that a mayor American amazing produce fruit, vegetables, meat on dairy get from our small farms to those in this country her most vulnerable and needed the most during this unique period of time. So within a matter of days, we created the farmers to family Food box program, and it was really about grants, a lot of them through churches to get product from point A to point Z. So that was, you know, every farmers had the product, but they couldn't package it Andi and couldn't deliver it. So just creating that intermediary and it was amazing. So we heard from distributors that they weren't having to lay off their workers, um, from churches that they were able to effectively help communities and really go that last mile into the food deserts, obviously from the families who are the beneficiaries have been churches across the country and that with people who are crying because it never before been able to give their family such nutritious food as they were seeing in these boxes with beautiful produce and fruit on, but, of course, are small farmers who in in many cases overnight lost their distribution because restaurants closed and hotels close, donned cities close. So it was a really win win. But it shows how he takes on a problem. Andi thinks about creative solutions, and you see that obviously with the pandemic, just one example is the vaccine he's been able to dio in 5 to 6 months. What would have taken 5 to 6 years by clearing away and streamlining of bureaucratic process without compromising the end result just by being incredibly thoughtful. So you have a phase one trial will normally to have a phase one trial, and you have around two years before the phase two started, Expect to recruit people to participate in the Phase two trial. So today Phase one started, he was ensuring that companies were recruiting for phase two, so there was zero dead time, as they call it, so that expedited our timeline exponentially without costing us anything, plus pre purchasing from all the most viable candidates of the drug from the earliest days, both in this country and across the globe, to ensure that Americans were first in line when the vaccine goes through the process, plus assembling the kits. So the minute um, the Phase three trial is completed, whichever candidate is the most viable, everything is ready for to be shipped automatically without waiting a year to assemble the packages. Needles, swabs. So whatever you need. So it's Ah, lot of thought went into how to do things in the most effective and efficient manner. And And that's just another example which, if you talk about the job, Joe Biden claim Thank you. We're not talking about Joe Biden plan, because let me tell you something. There is no plan. His plan is to the plane arrives the president's plan. Okay, let's be riel. And the Democrats are using coronavirus to attack this president and using it as a political tool, which is just simply disgraceful. But let me tell you this. The one thing and we've talked about this with the president that he's been able to do so effectively is work in a bipartisan manner to provide relief to American families into small businesses, walk us through what he's been able to accomplish in helping and making sure that our families are getting the help they need. Well, I think one incredible example and you talk about bipartisan, uh, the fact that he was able to get $4 trillion from Congress for economic relief, whether it's direct payments to individuals, of which $8.6 billion went thio people in the great state of North Carolina or through the P P. P program, which was an extraordinarily well designed, certainly the farmer's family, except on a much larger scale. A next, ordinarily thoughtful and well crafted program federal program through the Small Business Administration that really saved the small business ecosystem in America. This was no fault of the small business owners, many of whom have spent their lives building up their American dream, which was thes businesses. And now we're having to lay off their workforce. Um, they were worried that they couldn't, um, make utilities payments, rent payments, etcetera. So the PP PP program really was a grant of funds belong that went to payroll or overhead. So with amazing thing here in North Carolina saved 1.2 million jobs because all businesses employ roughly 50% of American workers. So it really was an amazing program, and just thio put some scale around it in 14 days, the Small Business Administration did more loans in the PP pp program than in the 14 years prior of the Small Business Administration. And and most people you know, they have the end. You have the stories that you read about in the newspapers. You know they'll find one person but this program, if you talk to your friends, your neighbors, it's been wildly successful, the speed in which was executed. So we're very, very proud of that. And your father also he has really understood the importance of renegotiating these trade deals and honing in on energy independence, which are being really threatened if with a Joe Biden economic plan. Because he's been so wrong on these trade issues. So walk us from you've been in the room. You've seen your father negotiate with these other countries, walk us through Why U S M C A. Is so unique and so important to our American workers. Well, I think first and foremost because it champions American workers e just starting their This president changed the whole Republican Party philosophy on trade which everyone talked about free trade, fair trade. But it wasn't free, not our workers and small business owners, and it certainly wasn't fair. So now it's reciprocal. Now it's fair. USMC A. Replaced the job killing NAFTA and is by far the largest trade agreement in the world. But it actually benefits American workers, American ranchers, American farmers, the auto industry. And we see it. We travel around the country. We speak Thio to the companies who who now are able to be competitive and and to their workers. So it really is. It's extraordinary. And and it zero, the president has not for gotten why he went to Washington, which is to fight for American people and and trade was an area where they were just really getting. I'm thinking about synonyms for the word clothe. Well said and on Did you know? I mean, this is, of course, Kamala Harris. She voted against U. S. S E. A. And Joe Biden supported NAFTA and Joe Biden, also Joe Biden. Over the course of 47 years, he supported every single trade deal to shipped American jobs and American factories overseas. So nafta in one of them tpp being other China's entry into the World Trade Organization, which may have been the worst of them all being third. So it's it's really president likes to say that Joe Biden shouldn't be asking for the American people vote. You should be begging for their forgiveness. And there's some truth to that. When you look at these great deals, I mean it, really it decimated in hollowed out communities and on energy independence as well. What we've seen, he's thinking Joe Biden's thinking green New Deal or he changed the name. These days it's new Green deal. Who wouldn't know that? But that was a big accomplishment for your father. That's being a disrupter when you've been around for 47 changing the name but no eso energy independence. Who would have thought a decade ago that this country would be in that exporter of energy? So think about the jobs that creates and supports the communities that it allows to thrive. But also think about the national security implications of energy independence as we think about our relationships with with countries around the world, particularly in the region of the Middle East. So it is an extraordinary thing from a national security perspective and from a jobs perspective and from a conservation perspective, this president rather than sign deals to promote environmental stewardship that don't have teeth. This president thought about America's environment. We want clean air, clean water. We have, um, some of the greatest in the world. But this president signed into the law the most comprehensive conservation legislation since Theodore Roosevelt created our national park system, the great American Outdoors Act. So I sure a lot of people have never heard of this because it's not widely reported. But it will fund our national parks, get rid of all the deferred maintenance in the backlog, which was extraordinary, but it will find them for the next 100 years into the future. So by far the most consequential conservation legislation, and they've been trying to get it done for roughly 40 years because there was no dedicated funding to preserve our part. This president signed that into law, so again prioritizing things that actually make a difference in people's lives and in in this for amazing lands. So the the president has been mawr in 47 months than we've seen goodbye to do in 47 years as a career politician, you've seen the president, and you were saying a disrupter shaking things up in Washington. What would you share some of his other accomplishments that are worth noting that don't get enough coverage. But the mere fact that he's really in there to make a change in Washington for Americans Oh gosh, so many well, first and foremost criminal justice reform. My brothers and I like Thio joke that he's actually kept more promises than he's made mercy because he didn't campaign on criminal justice reform. He did it because it was the right thing to Dio. He saw a problem, and he brought to the table a great solution without compromising safety communities without compromising the safety of our courageous, heroic men and women in blue. But smart, thoughtful reform, um, generational reform frankly undid many of the failed policies that decimated particularly African American communities in the Clinton Biden crime bill of 1994. So again, it's just about getting things done. Another area I've been very proud to work alongside of him is, um, human trafficking and commenting this most grave of human rights violations. The trafficking of people are too often Children, and it's happening right here in this country. Politicians were talking about this four years ago. It's this president who amplified this as an issue, and it's actually working on advancing riel solution, whether it's historic levels of funding for DOJ so that they can prosecute, find and then prosecute the offenders, but also helping re integrate those who have been victims back into society. He designed in the law in the last 3.5 years nine pieces of legislation to combat human trafficking and online child exploitation in the United States of America. It's amazing. Yeah. So you have a question from the audience and they would like to know What is the daily schedule look like for the president? Boy, Um, busy. I think. You know, you could say this in some jobs that especially true with the presidency. There is no particular daily schedule, right? You have to be on all the time on bready to respond. Thio, um, the needs of the people, whether it be national security, economic or or otherwise. So it would blow your mind just thinking through, um, you know, obviously have all the public engagements, but then just the number of meetings that you have thio spring back and forth between different topics, often wildly different topics on be incredibly focused because the implications of every decision are enormous, right? So his days are pretty wild. And I think you see now, though, um, between governing campaigning. He was in the hospital two weeks ago. This guy's got more energy than anyone I've ever seen in my life. It's amazing that you have to have it to do this job. I know people have his age who could not maintain his schedule for a week. And he why does he? Well, he always had great energy, but part of it he loves it and you can see it like he's not one of these sort of phony politicians because he's not a politician. But you know, who picks up a baby and, like, takes a photo place, right? You see him interact with people on the trail. You see him really barnstorming the country right now, and he loves it. He gets his energy from the American people, and it's what he's about. So so he loves doing what he does. He definitely outworks all of us. And then he'll read every single newspaper and then you e like it's like seven o'clock in the morning. Are you kidding me? So, e, I had a joke going with one of the White House operators. Eso is a little different. When the president calls you, he'll tell the operator, you know, get us on the line, get my daughter online and around 40 different operators will call you for different numbers. Every single phone has ever been in 10 ft proximity to you until they get you on the line. So the first month this was horrifying because it's like a five alarm fire, every phone in the house torturing my cell phone, my work cell phone, my husband's cellphone, our house phone everything. And you think, Oh my gosh, what has happened? And then he gets on like, totally normal E. I realized what he says. Get someone on the phone. They get you on the phone like it's just what it is. Um, but I have a joke with the operator of if there could be some sort of Morris code when he's calling on a Saturday night and he's calling his dad to check in versus the president of the United States because both you and I would like to know once in a while when it's your dad, you want to say we'll call it back after the oh, we don't get that. What other questions from the audience is? What are the next initiatives for the next four years? What does it look like for the president for this administration? Well, first and foremost, he wants to make sure that this comeback, which is underway, actually has realized. And we can't take that for granted, right? I mean, there's still a lot of pain out there, and there's a lot of hardship. And he has the formula for getting it done and reconnecting Americans who have been severed and disconnected from their jobs back to their jobs. Look, the economy is so strong, um, coming into this and the foundation of their tax cuts, deregulation, energy, independence, trade deals. But they need time to really take root. He talks about it like a tree, right? Four years is good to really need eight years, and then you have to make sure they're not reversed. I mean, Joe Biden has said that he would impose ah, $4 trillion tax like the middle class Americans. So you have. He wants. The president wants to cut taxes more. Joe Biden wants to raise taxes. The president wants to continue to deregulate. Joe Biden wants to regulate just about everything is totally different. So we have to defend what we have done over the past 3.5 years. But then there's so much more to dio This president is, ah, 100% committed to ensuring that every single parent in this country has school choice for their Children in their community. S. So that's one example of what vocational education to be available in every high school in America, right? So when we think about education and support and roll, he's been bringing home our troops and is committed to bringing home all of our troops from Afghanistan by Christmas. But it's because he's offered peace in the Middle East that enables us to do that comfortably and safely. So there is ah lot on the agenda so that some trade deals in mind, uh, that he's planning on going after hard. But there's there's a lot to Dio, and there's a lot of growth upon. The foundation has been created, and he will protect our seniors who will protect, protect Social Security and Medicare job by the existing conditions. He's been talking about that I mean, as long as I've known him. So the pre existing conditions this president will always go toe to protect. Well, let's let me ask you one question here about your father a little more personal. So what values has he instilled in you speak? The truth can be authentic. And now he has instilled in, you know, in my brothers. And I would say the most important are things that probably you all have worked to instill in your Children and your parents instilled in you, which is prioritized faith and family. Um, love your community service, Teoh A nation who has given us so much that certainly what's motivating him for thes past four years? Plus and, um and really, you know, just in terms of life advice, find what it is that you love doing. You'll never be great unless you love it. You may have all the qualifications in the world, but if you don't love it, if you're not passionate, you'll just never worked as hard as somebody who is. And you do need to have that work you can't phone in success. Right and excellence. Andi mediocrity is something that, oftentimes is the result of people who lack passion or the ability to work hard or will to work hard. So he that's something he always really pushed us to to find that which we love doing. And he didn't care what Iwas He just wanted to know that we loved it and that we had to work at Thio. Back it up. So we have a lot of wonderful people from North Carolina work at the White House, including our chief of staff. Mark that way. That is true. That is true. And it's important that we keep the Senate. So, Senator, tell us. We gotta make sure he has a way. Absolutely. I think he's just a Nancy Pelosi back to San Francisco. What do you see? Oh, well, right. Okay. So very important question voting has started here in North Carolina. I hope you all are going out to vote getting your friends. What message do you have for those people who are on the fence? We're trying to figure out What do I do? Do I vote for the president? Do I know What is your closing argument? Well, do you prioritize a belief in American exceptionalism? Do you value safe communities? Do you believe in a new agenda that enables all individuals to thrive? And you fundamentally believe in the power of each individual? Once that Powers unleashed through a level playing field Thio swing for the fences and do great things and thes air. All things are, President believes in, he believes enormously in the potential of each person, each child Andi, the role that they have to play. And he used it as his job to create a playing field that enables them to realize that potential while keeping our countries to keeping our communities safe and putting in place economic policies that benefit American workers and American innovators. So to me, it is about continuing on agenda that has worked so extraordinarily well and then accelerating it to the degree. And what advice? To give his daughter on a topic e um, as his daughter to him. Yeah. Okay. Um, now we're getting Christmas. Um, no. Look, I think it's funny. I I sometimes think about in, you know, being with him in Washington. Sometimes when you know, obviously There's the Work Day and and Work Night. And however that manifests itself because he's on 24 hours. But once in a while, it's nice to also be the person that doesn't it's pushing anything on him. Isn't you know, can just be his daughter self. So sometimes I feel like an important role that I play in Washington is just being somebody who tells it to him super straight and is able to be there. Thio support him on Bond and be a big champion of this. Eso is great, obviously do the work and it's great Thio be there and also be, um, you know, outlet, family and my brothers as well. They're always in D. C. And that's so important to him that, um despite being in that official that he has people around him who care about him and love him and share their advice and opinions. But, um, but I also really just care about him the way you're not kidding. E travel around the country e Here it is when you get to call. I didn't see myself living. There s whenever he comes North Carolina, he gets a version of that call but e, it's special here. Really? A special here, you know, the beaches to the mountains and everything in between. A special way. Got to keep it that way is already voting. So your friends, families bring their kids. It's great to learn about about six, right? So get everyone out there. And you know, the president fights every single day goes to the mat for you, your family, your community for this country. And now we gotta fight for him and fight for this country and give him another four years. Thio, help us realize our electrical for this amazing nation. Thank you all. Thank you. Thank you all a class You all about America. Thank you, e.