Ivanka Trump surprised by the 'level of viciousness' aimed at the White House

Ivanka Trump.
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Ivanka Trump expressed surprise at the "level of viciousness" leveled at her father's administration during an interview with Fox & Friends on Monday. "It is hard," she told the hosts. "There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting. I was expecting the intensity of this experience. But this isn't supposed to be easy."

Trump, who serves in the administration an assistant to the president, added, "We're looking to change the status quo, so I didn't expect it to be easy. I think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity, I was a little blindsided by on a personal level. I'm trying to keep my head down, not listen to the noise, and just work really hard to make a positive impact in the lives of many people."

Not everyone was moved by her honesty:

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