Ivanka's Comments on What Workers Want Get Picked Apart

'I don't think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2019 1:00 PM CST
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(Newser) – Ivanka Trump isn't so keen on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, and her thoughts on the subject have been quickly picked apart and mocked. In an interview with Fox News' Steve Hilton that MarketWatch reports will air Sunday, Trump was asked what she would say to people who "will see that offer ... 'here's the guarantee of a job,' and think, 'yeah, that's what I want, it's that simple.'" ThinkProgress adds a little context, explaining the Green New Deal proposal addresses inequality by including a job-guarantee program that would ensure workers earn a living wage. Trump's response and the fiery reaction to it:

  • "I don't think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something," said Trump. "I've spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last 4 years. People want to work for what they get. So, I think that 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’s there’s the potential for upward mobility."

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