Ivanka Trump Never Ever Gets Special Treatment. Nope, Never.

The president’s daughter, who is also a senior advisor, was interviewed by a Trump administration spokesperson in Qatar.

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Ivanka Trump is in the Middle East, for some reason, at the diplomatic Doha Forum in Qatar. BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief Ben Smith caught something unusual about her interview.

Usually it’s a forum where leaders answer tough questions from journalists. BuzzFeed reported that the Turkish foreign minister faced questions about war crime allegations, the Rwandan president was asked about term limits, and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham had to discuss the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. 

But when it was Ivanka Trump’s turn, she took questions from Morgan Ortagus, a State Department spokesperson and former Fox News contributor.

BuzzFeed collected some of the most hard-hitting questions that were put to the president’s senior advisor and daughter:

“Can you tell us more about the trip [to Morocco] and the highlights?”

“You were able to put women’s prosperity into the national security strategy. That was so important to me that you did that and I’d love for you to explain that.”

“You also returned on a swing through Latin America with our Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. Can you tell us about some of your impressions?”

“What can everyone here that’s representing the private sector do?”

 

 

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