At Thursday’s public hearing, former President Trump publicly rebuked his daughter Ivanka Trump following a clip of her displayed by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 protest.
After the House Jan. 6 committee revealed a video of Ivanka Trump, his daughter and adviser, claiming she accepted former Attorney General Bill Barr’s judgment of the 2020 election results, former President Donald Trump said she had “long since checked out.”
The former president stressed that his daughter was not in the loop on his campaign’s investigations of 2020 election fraud claims and had not thoroughly studied the matter.
In the clip, Ivanka Trump said she respected former Attorney General Bill Barr and trusted his judgment that the 2022 election wasn’t rigged.
Here’s former President Trump’s full statement:
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) June 10, 2022
More details of this story from The Washington Examiner:
Former President Donald Trump publicly rebuked his daughter Ivanka Trump following her testimony before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot Thursday evening.
The former president stressed that his daughter was not in the loop on his campaign’s investigations of 2020 election fraud claims and had not thoroughly studied the matter. During her deposition, Ivanka Trump said she respected former Attorney General Bill Barr and trusted his judgment that the 2022 election wasn’t rigged.
“Ivanka Trump was not involved in looking at, or studying, Election results. She had long since checked out and was, in my opinion, only trying to be respectful to Bill Barr and his position as attorney general (he sucked),” Trump wrote on Truth Social, a social media platform he has attempted to establish as an alternative to Twitter.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) previews testimony from President Trump’s allies, including his Attorney General Bill Barr and daughter Ivanka Trump, during the House January 6 select committee’s first hearing. Watch here: https://t.co/UWHWlAMfsi
— CNN (@CNN) June 10, 2022
Trump slams Ivanka: “She had long since checked out.” pic.twitter.com/6q3Yo2o9BT
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 10, 2022
Republicans said that the panel’s Thursday primetime presentation is intended to divert attention away from the country’s existing and looming economic issues, such as record-high gas prices and decades-high inflation.
The committee releasing its findings on live television, according to Trump’s spokesperson Liz Harrington, is an example of how “disgustingly out of touch” members of Congress and the media are with average Americans.
Harrington said in a statement Thursday:
“On January 6, no one wants to witness prime time. They want to see how they’re going to have baby formula on the market in prime time.”