Ivanka Breaks With Dad: Says U.S. Accepting Refugees Must be ‘Part of the Discussion’

Ivanka Trump is off script.

On an official trip to Germany, The first daughter made a series of dramatic departures from her father, lauding her relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and saying the United States needs to consider taking in Syrian refugees.

“I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening, and we have to come together and we have to solve it,” said the younger Trump during an interview with MSNBC. On the question of whether the United States should take in Syrian refugees, Trump said, “that has to be part of the discussion. But that’s not going to be enough in and of itself.”

Ivanka also had very warm words for Chancellor Merkel, a woman her father is less predisposed to.

“I think she sees me as a woman who’s aligned with her on many issues and I think she has a great relationship with my father.”

With her growing influence in the White House, the new daylight between father and daughter will no doubt cause consternation among the president’s conservative base, who increasingly feel sidelined in the West Wing. Though she was hissed at by a German crowd for defending her father, the long suspected liberalism of Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner now seems increasingly coming to the fore.

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