Opinion: Ivanka, please ignore your critics — It’s true that most Americans want to earn

This article originally appeared on FoxNews.com on February 27, 2019

Imagine this, Ivanka Trump had the gall to say in a recent interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton, that she doesn’t believe “most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. People want to work for what they get.” Of course, the Twitter-verse lit up with derogatory comments following this Fox News interview, attacking Ivanka for saying such a thing. After all, she has committed the left’s cardinal sin: She was born into great wealth and — worse yet — it doesn’t embarrass her.

In reality, what Ivanka said was something a person born into wealth is well positioned to understand: In life, people get far more from what they accomplish than they do from what they are given. That’s often a difficult lesson for those lucky enough to be born into a life of affluence with no real need to accomplish anything. But, no matter your level of economic comfort, working for what you get is how you develop personal traits such as dignity and self-confidence, both of which Ms. Trump has in abundance.

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