, NEW HAMPSHIRE, United States, Nov 4 – Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka – his most effective surrogate – campaigned for him in New Hampshire Thursday, where she told voters that the business mogul is best suited to lead the United States, given his experience in business.
Ivanka, 35, a business magnate in her own right running an eponymous fashion label that includes apparel, accessories, home, fragrance and sunglasses, said business owners were complaining that they are one more top-down regulation away from throwing in the towel, due to numerous regulations that hindered growth.
“I’ve heard countless stories of people saying their entrepreneurial spirit is so stifled by regulation after regulation; where you have to be a rocket scientist to open a beauty salon… you pay thousands of dollars to lawyers to open a restaurant and then you want it line for six months as they process the paper work. It is so antithesis of the entrepreneurial spirit that is America,” she told a Town Hall meeting in Hollis, New Hampshire.
She said people across the board were consistently getting convinced that Trump is best suited to solve economic issues facing America.
“He started so many businesses. He has tens of thousands of employees; He understands the modern work force… what their needs are, what their constraints are, what their challenges are. But he also understands the employer being an employer himself. It gives him a multi-faceted appreciation of what needs to happen to get our country going again and get our economy moving,” Ivanka stressed.
She rooted for a comprehensive overhaul of the US tax code to enable businesses become competitive. ‘My father has proposed dramatically decreasing the corporate tax rate across the board to enable small businesses that are competing globally.”
Ivanka who addressed the issue of gender inequality said she felt lucky to live in America, which he said is further along the spectrum on the issue than many countries around the world.
She acknowledged America was not at the optimum as evidenced by a lack of female presence in boardrooms across the country.
“I am confident that under a Trump presidency we will make radical leaps towards eliminating wage inequality that has been a major problem for women.”
Ivanka said one of the many great things about her campaign experience was expanding her mind.
“I’ve seen amazing examples of many things that are working and heard stories of others that are not working.”
Earlier, Ivanka met and interacted with students at the Founders Academy Public Chartered School in Manchester, NH.
She said under Trump, there was a plan for a $80 billion block grant to the states to encourage more innovation in communities for local control over education whether its in public schools, charter or religious schools.
Trump himself is himself due in New Hampshire at least two more times before the November 8 Election Day.
He will be at the Atkinson Country Club for a rally Friday, before he returns on Monday night at the SNHU Arena in Manchester.
Chelsea Clinton is also due in New Hampshire Friday to campaign for her mom, Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton, before US President Barack Obama also jets in for a rally on Monday.
(Michael is participating in a 2016 US General Elections Embed program administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and sponsored by the US State Department’s Foreign Press Centers and US Embassy Posts).