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Ivanka Trump says she’s exploring things she wouldn’t have prioritized because of the coronavirus
Despite the social distancing and work-from-home routine she has to go through, life goes on for Ivanka Trump. In fact, her self-isolation has freed up some of her time that she’s now doing things she normally wouldn’t have done, like taking a course on mythology online.
Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, said she’s doing what she can to cope with the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I've been doing everything I can,” the senior White House advisor told Yahoo Finance during a video interview, Daily Mail reported. “I have been working from home when I can, coming in only when I need to. I'm doing as much telephonically as possible.”
Just like everyone else, Ivanka practices social distancing to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. She’ using the extra time freed up due to the practice to “expand my own mind and explore things I normally wouldn't have prioritized” such as rereading the classics and learning how to play the guitar.
“So I've got a Coursera free course going in Greek and Roman mythology,” Ivanka said. “So I'm re-reading 'The Odyssey,' and started to learn to play the guitar. And now I'm really working on it, as I sit with my kids and when they're asleep or napping. That's what I'm doing.”
Social distancing is one of the strategies used to help slow down COVID-19 transmissions. The United States is now the top country with the most number of confirmed coronavirus infections after surpassing Italy and China’s numbers last week.
With U.S. commerce slowing down to a trickle due to the pandemic, the government is anticipating the economic devastation that will inevitably follow. Recently, President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package aimed at providing relief for individuals and businesses.
Ivanka Trump is calling out to Americans to do their part in helping businesses afloat in these trying times. “Individually, we all have a part to play in this, right,” she said during an interview with Yahoo Finance's Sibile Marcellus.
“So I think it's really awesome to hear from so many people who are thinking about creative ways – those who have the means to do so — to support small business within their communities,” Ivanka explained. “Whether it's pre-paying for a service that they know they're going to avail themselves of sometime in the next 6 to 12 months.”