Ivanka Trump calls father a 'messenger of the people' in ABC News interview

CLEVELAND (KGO) -- Ivanka Trump is preparing to formally introduce her father as the Republican nominee on Thursday night. The 34-year-old says she is terrified, excited and honored by the opportunity.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Ivanka calls her father "a messenger of the people."

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But she reveals she fears for his safety.

"We live in scary times. I worry about the safety of my father, but I worry about the safety of every American, including my children and myself and my family," she said.

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Ivanka says she doesn't listen to negative ads against her father and calls them a "complete manipulation of his words."

Click here to hear more from Ivanka and her exclusive interview with ABC. She also answers questions about what role she sees herself playing in a Trump White House.

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