White House adviser Ivanka Trump defended her role in her father's administration, telling Fox News host Steve Hilton that she was integral to furthering its economic agenda.
"The convening function within government is critical," she told Hilton during an exclusive interview airing Sunday. "And it’s something that I bring -- and probably because I came from the private sector, I realize the efficiency, the nimbleness, the solutions that the private sector brings to every challenge that is out there, whether it’s innovation or job creation."Her comments came as critics questioned her role in the administration and conservatives, in particular, suspected that both she and husband Jared Kushner secretly opposed aspects of the president's agenda.
"It seems to me that conservatives in particular should appreciate that role as a catalyst," Hilton told her while the two spoke in Alabama. "Because you’re making change happen, not through expanding government, not through spending taxpayer money, not through passing new laws and regulations," he said.