HILLARY ROGERS: In the months after his election, Ivanka Trump told her brother, Jared Kushner, that her father would nominate someone who would not be a traditional Republican, and she was right.
In April, when she spoke to her brother about the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, she told him, “I know your dad will nominate someone that is different, someone who is not part of the Republican Party.”
That was before he even had a chance to make his nomination.
So Ivanka, when her father was trying to nominate somebody different, she had no idea what he was talking about, let alone who he was thinking of nominating.
So, what I saw in those conversations is an attempt by his campaign to change the subject and get Ivanka to say, “Look, I can’t support you,” and that is a very, very dangerous thing for the Trump family.
She could not.
Now, her father has been a long-time supporter of the Supreme the court, but I think she has a very strong view about the court.
She’s a believer in the separation of powers.
And I think there are things in that judicial philosophy that he’s not in sync with.
So there are a lot of things that I think could really be taken apart by the people running his administration.
I think that is going to be a very difficult time for the White House.
JOE ROGER: So what you’re saying is that Ivanka was not telling her brother what she thought?
JEANNE JACKSON: She was very clear that she was not going to support her father, and that he was not nominating someone that was different, and I think those are very important issues for her and I don’t think she would have said those things if they weren’t true.
I do think she could have said that.
She should have.
JEREMY BIDEN: It’s a very different message.
JOSEPH BIDENS: Ivanka was trying — she was trying very hard to find ways to get her father to nominate someone different.
And, in fact, he nominated someone that he had never even heard of.
She had said that she would not support him if he nominated somebody who wasn’t a Republican, but she’s now saying that she is not supporting him because he has been very successful as a businessman.
I don�t think that she has much experience with politics.
She has never been involved in politics.
So I think, you know, I would have to see a lot more evidence before I would say that she’s not going along with what his father has done.
RICHARD BIDMAN: So there’s a different dynamic there.
ROGE BIDMEN: It was a very clear statement of intent.
And the more the story became public, the more she became an opponent of her father and her father’s policies.
I was shocked that she said that because, in her mind, she was a supporter of his policies.
She thought he was a great businessman.
And yet she had become so upset with the fact that she had made such a public statement.
So now she’s saying, “Well, I was in a position of supporting him when he was in the White Senate and I thought he had done a good job.”
She’s now going to fight against him.
She is not going back on her own and saying, oh, no, no I was wrong, but the reality is, she is going back to her father.
JAMES BIDSON: And I don’t think she was necessarily going to have a problem with him nominating someone who was different.
I mean, I think Ivanka would have loved to see Neil Gorsuch.
But I think the problem is that the Senate is not exactly a bastion of Republicanism.
So it could be a real problem for her, because I think it is going a long way to creating an opening for Democrats to take on her father if he’s nominated.