Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, said she trusts special counsel Robert Mueller to do his job, but she has not yet been interview by him, according to an interview that aired Monday.
“Consistently, we’ve said there was no collusion. There was no collusion. And we believe that Mueller will do that work and reach that same conclusion,” Ms. Trump, also a White House senior adviser, said on NBC News.
She was in South Korea for the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics, but was asked about the headlines back home, including gun control and her father’s alleged affairs.
When asked if arming teachers was a good way to address the issue of gun violence and mass shootings in schools, as President Trump suggested last week in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school, she said she wasn’t sure.
“To be honest, I don’t know. I think that having a teacher who is armed, who cares deeply about her students, or his students, and who is capable and qualified to bear arms, is not a bad idea. But it’s an idea that needs to be discussed,” Ms. Trump said.
She also pushed back on the question of whether she believed the women who have accused her father of sexual harassment. Two other women came out recently and said they had consensual relationships with the president in the early 2000s.
“I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated that there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters,” Ms. Trump said.
“I believe my father. I know my father. I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father,” she said.