Ivanka Got Trump To Mention ‘Clean Air And Clean Water’ In His Speech To Congress

Ivanka Trump worked with White House adviser Stephen Miller to include a mention of “clean air and clean water” in President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress Tuesday night, according to a source.

A senior administration official told Axios “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.'”

Trump only briefly mentioned clean air and water during his speech, but the White House no doubt wanted to quell some concerns about the administration’s environmental protection priorities.

“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,” the source told Axios in an email.

Sources told reporters Trump plans to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget 24 percent, mostly scaling back or eliminating programs on global warming, funding activists and some research.

EPA officials said grants to states and tribes for infrastructure and environmental clean-ups would not be touched. On the campaign trail, Trump promised to refocus EPA away from global warming to focus on traditional pollutants.

“My administration wants to work with members in both parties to make child-care accessible and affordable, to help ensure new parents have paid family leave, to invest in women’s health, and to promote clean air and clear water, and to rebuild our military and our infrastructure,” Trump said in his speech.

“True love for our people requires us to find common ground, to advance the common good, and to cooperate on behalf of every American child who deserves a brighter future,” Trump said.

This is the first time Ivanka has inserted herself into the administration’s messaging.

Ivanka and her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, “intervened to strike language about the climate deal from an earlier draft of the executive order,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

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    G

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    Climate leftists have long attempted to conflate those who reject man-made climate change schemes and fraud as people who don’t want clean air and water. How ridiculous. In fact, if our country had invested a mere fraction of the dollars diverted to the climate change fraud we could have made significant progress toward REAL pollution solutions.

    President trump has wisely drawn the line here and is calling out climate changers to define how CO2 for instance makes our air “dirty”.

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    Amber

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    A “senior administration official ” should probably start looking for another job if this is true . Why would a “senior administration official ” leak details about the Presidents speech ? If the story was true it suggests there are some who are carrying out the Presidents election promises as instructed and that Ivanka and Jared pulled rank
    on those assigned the responsibility to carry out the mandate . Do they think people are going to forget what is in the 100 day plan and the election promises ?
    Ivanka and Jared are from the politically correct super rich class with ego’s and ambitions of their own . When there are too many Captains there are none. Discontent will grow fast and the last thing President Trump needs is an internal pull down caused by meddling family members .

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    old44

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    I don’t know why this is so surprising,Trump has previously stated that the EPA was going to be returned to doing what it was setup to do, keeping the environment clean.

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