A senior administration official emails: “The speech was all [Stephen] Miller, but Ivanka worked hard on it with him on many of the parts, especially affirming that the president’s desire to have an uplifting and aspirational speech was right, reports Axios.
- “Notice the focus on women’s health. It was Hope [Hicks]’s idea to add the upfront line about how ‘we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms.’
- “Ivanka was working with Miller in his office in the afternoon on the speech, including the paragraph on ‘paid family leave … women’s health … clean air and clean water.’ …
- “A week ago, Ivanka and Dina Powell [senior counselor for economic initiatives] met with the president on those parts of the speech with Steve Miller and Hope, and talked about those issues and how they would resonate in an important way.”