Ivanka Trump criticized Hillary Clinton for her lack of action on paid family leave despite having decades in office.
Ivanka said her father’s policies on child care and maternity leave are “long overdue” during an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Wednesday.
“Respectfully, Hillary Clinton has been around for decades and there’s no policy benefiting either mothers or fathers in terms of paid leave,” Ivanka said. “I think the fact that we are advocating for this and advocating for it so strongly is testament in itself to our thoughts on this subject.” (RELATED: What Ivanka Trump Told The Republican National Convention About Her Father)
“She had the opportunity to have a concept like that.”
The host then countered that Clinton is guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid family leave on her website.
“We have not been in public office for the last several decades and she has, so she could have instituted some of those policies in that role and has not done so,” Ivanka said. “I think we took a giant leap forward with the plan.”
She added that Donald Trump’s real estate development company offers paid maternity leave and adoption leave.
“And at my own business since inception, I’ve offered eight weeks paid leave. Only 10 percent of American companies offer that, so it is quite unique.” (RELATED: Trump Gets Asked About Chelsea And Ivanka’s Friendship — You’ve Got To See What Was Said)