President Donald Trump joked on Thursday that he could veto the legislation against which his daughter works.
The exchange took place during an Iowa Roundtable event during which the first daughter praised the Perkins Careers and Technical Education Act, which proponents say is re-applying and modernizing existing laws that encourage colleges to teach science, technology , Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics.
It "has passed the Senate last week, the house has happened this week and will be signed by the President after more than a decade of disgrace by the law," said Ivanka Trump.
"Maybe I" I'll veto, "the president said, and asked his daughter to smile reluctantly and point to him.
" Let's see, I see, I'll reject that law , what do you mean? 1
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"It It will affect 11 million students and workers across the country trying to acquire the technical skills needed to succeed in our modern and increasingly digital economy, "she continued." It's very, very exciting and it's just a huge one Law, and it will be very transformative for education across the country s
Ivanka Trump said she was in Iowa last month to visit a facility that would benefit from Governor Kim Reynolds, who seemed shocked by her facial expression about the president's joke.
"And his big legislation, which urgently needed to be modernized, thanks to the leadership of the President and thanks to the thrust of the White House finished," said Ivanka Trump.
"So we are very excited and he will sign the law," she repeated, looking at her father.
President Trump, who was criticized for hiring Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as a counselor, has often taken care to strengthen his daughter.
Speaking to Cabinet members last week about a new White House initiative to train and hire American workers, the President applauded her speech and criticized the media for criticizing her efforts.
"Thank you, Wow," said the president. "So if that was Ivanka Smith the press would say," That was totally awesome, we've never seen anything like it. "
" That was great, "he said," that was really great. Incredible. "
Ivanka Trump has been advocating for women, children and families, but has been widely criticized for not only promoting the interests of these groups, but also controversial policies such as law enforcement and segregation of immigrant families that have crossed the line .