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Ivanka Trump campaigns for her father in Tampa


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter and advisor visited Tampa Thursday to speak to a group of 60-80 people at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.

The group was made up of Republican leaders from around the area and others wearing gear in support of President Trump and and his re-election.

“Florida holds a special place in my heart, and I am excited to visit Tampa once again to support my father’s campaign,” Ivanka Trump said in a press release. “The President has fought for Florida priorities, including combatting human trafficking, lowering prescription drug costs, increased access to childcare, cutting taxes for hardworking families, and prioritizing our great military. President Trump will continue to be a champion for the people of Florida in his second term!”

Trump, who is also a special advisor to the president, highlighted her father’s accomplishments in a fireside chat alongside Pam Bondi at the Columbia Restaurant. Fireside chats refer to speeches President Franklin D. Roosevelt made in the early 1930s and 1940s, addressing the American people over the during the Great Depression and World War II.

Ivanka talked about the president’s unorthodox political style.

“With this president, like it or not, you know where he stands,” Ivanka said. “And there’s something honest and beautiful about that. I would argue he’s the most authentic president we’ve ever had.”

Trump also touted her father’s record on the economy before the pandemic.

“Once we get rid of this plague, that is there, the foundation is there,” she said. “We cut taxes, and the president will cut them further.”

According to the Tax Policy Center, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax cut of 2017 gave an average cut of $900 to families “in the middle income quintile (those with income between about $49,000 and $86,000). The median household income for an American family is just under $62,000.

However, corporate tax revenues fell by 31% in the year after the Trump tax cut, leading to a nearly $1 trillion federal deficit according to the congressional budget office.

The Florida Democratic Party, responding to Ivanka’s visit, cited analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy that “the GOP-Trump tax bill will raise taxes on 3.6 million Florida residents by 2027, most of whom will have incomes less than $78,500.”

You can watch the chat in the video player above.


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