- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Ivanka Trump revealed in a new interview that she registered as a Republican for the first time in 2018 so that she could vote for her father in the New York primary.

The daughter and senior adviser to President Trump told The New York Times on Monday that she was a registered Democrat during the 2016 election and did not get to vote for her father during the Republican primary.

Now, “I am a proud Trump Republican,” Ms. Trump said.

She made the change on Oct. 22, 2018, just ahead of the midterm elections, The Times reported.

“I believe he’s broadened the reach of the Republican Party, which is really important to me,” Ms. Trump said of her father.

“In areas outside of my portfolio, I tend to agree more with the more conservative viewpoint more often than where the Democrats are today,” she said, adding, “No one person or party has a monopoly on good ideas.”

Ms. Trump declined to say which Democrat she would like to see win the party’s nomination, adding that she felt “good about our chances of beating all of them.”

Her comments appeared to echo similar sentiments by her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, who told reporters in December that he was inspired to join the Republican Party only after Mr. Trump had redefined it.

“I was not a Republican,” he said. “Now I’m a Republican. I think the Republican Party is growing now that people like me feel comfortable being part of it.”

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