Even Donald Trump Admits His Daughter Doesn’t Work

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More than a year after Ivanka Trump officially joined her father in the White House, it remains unclear what the senior adviser and daughter to the president does all day. 

While critics have long derided the first daughter for her apparent lack of purpose within the Trump administration, one would be surprised to find President Donald Trump becoming one of Ivanka’s inadvertent detractors. But during a roundtable discussion on workplace development in Iowa Thursday, Trump appeared to admit that he too has questioned how his daughter has managed to do so well for herself by doing so little:

With exquisite irony, Trump appeared to ignore the fact that these same observations have been made about his improbable path to the Oval Office. Who needs reading anyway? 

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