Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday that she is spending her time at home, like other Americans dealing with the coronavirus outbreak and home commands – by taking a course on mythology and rereading ‘The Odyssey.’
Trump, the oldest daughter and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, said she is going through what “every parent” has to deal with during the pandemic.
“I’ve done everything I can,” Trump told Yahoo Finance in a remote video interview on Tuesday. “I worked at home when I could, and only came in when needed. I do as much as possible by phone. ‘
She also said that she wanted to use the extra time of social distance to “broaden my own mind and explore things I wouldn’t normally have prioritized.”
“So I have a free course in Coursera in Greek and Roman mythology,” she said, listing what she’s doing to pass the time. So I reread ‘The Odyssey’ and started learning to play the guitar. And now I am really working on it while sitting with my kids and when they are sleeping or asleep. That’s what I’m doing. ”
Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday that she is like “every parent across the country” because she is having an increased time at home with her three children during the coronavirus outbreak
She also told Yahoo Finance during an interview on Tuesday that she was trying to use the time to “expand my own mind and explore things that I normally wouldn’t have prioritized”
She said this included taking a ‘free course in Greek and Roman mythology’ and rereading ‘The Odyssey’, as well as learning to play the guitar
The U.S. death toll from coronavirus surpassed 3,000 on Tuesday
Coursera also offers a free Greek and Roman mythology course at the University of Pennsylvania, its alma mater, with quizzes at the end of each week.
Trump has also posted photos since social distance orders were placed at her Washington, D.C. home with her three children earlier this month. One image shows her under a blanket fort with her daughter, and another is a video of all three children washing their hands together while they sing the ABCs.
As the coronavirus continues to shake up the nation, the death toll in the United States surpassed 3,000 on Tuesday, and last week unemployment claims reached a record high after more than 3 million people claimed benefits.
On Friday, the President signed a $ 2.2 trillion economic stimulus package to help companies, individuals, and small businesses financially.
However, some argue that more needs to be done to save small businesses closing by the thousands after the outbreak, leaving many out of work.
Trump said she is doing her bit to help small businesses and urges others to do the same.
“We all individually play a role in this,” she said in an interview with Yahoo Finance’s Sibile Marcellus on Tuesday. : So I really love hearing from so many people who are thinking about creative ways – those who have the resources to do this – to support small businesses within their communities. Whether it’s prepay for a service they know they will be using in the next 6 to 12 months. ‘
“I did it on a personal level with my local dry cleaner and my local florist, only to help in a small way during this time,” Trump said.
Ivanka posted an image earlier this month helping her daughter create a blanket fort and recommending it as a wait for parents who were stuck at home with their children for a long time
So it’s very heartwarming to see that even people, you know, buy local products and really know about them when they go to the supermarket to support farms and local proteins and then freeze it. So we can do a lot individually, ”she continued.
Trump also praised the bill signed by her father last week, claiming that everything goes $ 2.2 trillion dollars “directly to workers, primary care workers and small businesses.”
Donald Trump has extended the social distance guidelines to stop the spread on Sunday, and extends it by another 30 days.
He also said that the number of coronavirus cases and deaths at that time, rather than the country operating at Easter, which is April 12, is likely to peak.
Democrats and Donald Trump have both tabled a bill for the fourth stage of the corona virus, which the president says could be another $ 2 trillion proposal – this time with infrastructure financing measures.
Meanwhile, many states have issued home orders, some until June, to stop the spread of the respiratory disease and minimize its impact.
Ivanka said she is working to see the increased time with her family “through the lens of joy.”
“I have three young children who are getting more restless every day, which is undoubtedly an experience that almost every parent across the country experiences,” she said. “So it’s a unique time, but I’m trying to reframe it all through the lens of the joy of having this family connectivity, even if it’s toxic at times.”