AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

  • White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump is greeted by kisses as she is welcomed by local people holding U.S. flags and small flags that say “Welcome In Adzope Ivanka Trump We Love U,” in Adzope, Ivory Coast, Wednesday April 17, 2019, where she will visit Cayat, a cocoa and coffee cooperative. Trump is in Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Wednesday April 17, 2019, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where Trump is promoting a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • U.S. White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, back left, joins in with traditional dancers as she is welcomed by local people on arrival to Adzope, Ivory Coast, Wednesday April 17, 2019, where she will visit Cayat, a cocoa and coffee collective. At right of Trump is Minister Patrick Achi. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Wednesday April 17, 2019, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where Trump is promoting a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • People crowd around U.S. White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, back left, to take selfies with her at the end of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initative, or We-Fi, event sponsored by the World Bank Group, Wednesday April 17, 2019, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where Trump is promoting a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — On a trip to Africa to promote women’s economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said Wednesday the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.

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