Ivanka Trump campaigned in Michigan on Monday, speaking out against what she described as “perpetual shutdowns” aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19.
Ivanka made a surprise visit to Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery in Grand Rapids before a scheduled invitation only visit to about 100 people at Wildwood Family Farms in Alto, Michigan.
Also joining Ivanka’s act was Mercedes Schlapp, another advisor to the president, who remarked, “We won’t mention any names,” but there are certain governors who believe in a “continuous lockdown of the economy and the schools.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who imposed strict limitations on business activities in the spring to stem the spread of COVID-19, has spent the past few months easing the restrictions, allowing industries to reopen their activities. School districts in the state also get to decide for themselves whether to have in-person instruction.
“Shutdowns, perpetual shutdowns, that’s not a strategy,” Ivanka Trump said. “There’s no strategy behind shutting it down.”
“We have to know how to live with this,” she added later. “We have to do so safely. We have to be responsible. We have to love our neighbors and protect one another, particularly the most vulnerable amongst us.”
Ivanka said her father is best suited to oversee the economic recovery from the pandemic, touting American “exceptionalism” and “the great American comeback.”
While at Robinette’s, Ivanka bought doughnuts and two gallons of apple cider, while dipping caramel apples.