Elections

Ivanka Trump Visits Bucks County & Ignores Father’s Latest Controversies


Ivanka Trump greeting the crowd. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

Ivanka Trump greeting the crowd.
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Ivanka Trump (right) answers a question from the audience. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

Ivanka Trump (right) answers a question from the audience.
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

While her Republican presidential nominee father was fighting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women, Ivanka Trump kept on message and didn’t mention the controversy as she spoke before a crowd of supporters Thursday afternoon.

Trump did not mention her father’s latest controversy, but she did share details about her family and pumped up about 200 Republicans who packed into Spring Mill Manor in the Ivyland section of Northampton.

The 34-year-old businesswoman, mother and wife told the crowd about her father’s plan for the nation. Trump said she often hears concerns about stifling regulations on businesses, an updated tax code and expanded help for parents of young children.

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Trump said she often hears while on the campaign trail about mountains of paperwork to start a business. She said you almost need to be a “rocket scientist to get permits to open a business.”

Speaking about transitioning from business to politics, the presidential nominee’s daughter said she was surprised about how cut-throat politics can be.

In response to a question from a Wrightstown woman, Trump said she enjoyed being on the campaign trail with her family and added that winning is always nice.

“Introducing the Republican nominee for the president of the United States – who happens to be my dad – that was pretty wild,” she told the crowd.

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After taking another question, Trump said her father supports charter schools. In addition, she stated her father was opposed to Common Core curriculum.

The “Coffee with Ivanka” event was moderated by campaign spokesperson Erin Elmore and ironically didn’t include Trump drinking any coffee.

“My impression is that she could be the first woman president,” said Northampton Trump supporter Tom Bucher.

Diamond Mike Allen, who has attended several Trump events in the state, echoed Bucher’s thoughts. “She’d be great for president,” he said.

Morrisville resident Jane Burger said Trump “hit on many important questions.” The Trump supporter said she wished she could have asked Trump about immigration, an issue she is well-versed in due to her career dealing with the issue.

Trump, who had a Secret Service detail in tow, didn’t take questions from the media and quickly left after the event. Members of the media were held back from leaving the back of the event hall due to security protocol, according to state GOP officials.

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A man asks a question of Ivanka Trump. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

A man asks a question of Ivanka Trump.
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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001