Ivanka Trump plans to use her role as first daughter to champion “liberal causes” such as combatting climate change, according to a report by Politico.
Trump, 35, wants to make climate change “one of her signature issues,” seemingly putting her at odds with her father, President-elect Donald Trump, who has repeatedly called climate change a “hoax.”
NBC News just called it the great freeze – coldest weather in years. Is our country still spending money on the GLOBAL WARMING HOAX?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2014
“The issues she’s talking about are ones she’s always talked about,” a source close to Ivanka Trump told Politico. “These are totally consistent with what she’s developed with her brand. She is playing a critical role in being able to have issues that moderate and liberal women care about — and creating a bridge to the other side.”
The source said that Trump is “in the early stages of exploring how to use her spotlight to speak out” on climate change.
Politico also reported that while Trump is not currently expected to move to Washington, she is “searching for a chief of staff and other hires to help shape her new role.” The report also indicated she may perform some of the roles traditionally granted to the first lady.
Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the president-elect, did not immediately return TheBlaze’s request for comment.