While fathers should admire their daughters and make them feel like the apple of their eye, Trump does so in a way that makes most feel extremely uncomfortable.
A prime example is a 2004 interview Trump participated in with Howard Stern that has resurfaced. During their discussion, Trump gave Stern permission to refer to his oldest daughter as “a piece of a**.”
Recently, the interview has been used by many media outlets to illustrate the point that even Trump’s daughter is not exempt from his sexist and misogynistic approach toward women.
Ivanka hasn’t explicitly addressed her dad’s comment, but she completely caught the Twittersphere off guard when she “liked” an article tweeted by The Huffington Post titled, “Trump in 2004: It’s OK to call daughter Ivanka a 'piece of a**.'”
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski was the first to call attention to the bizarre "like," according to Mashable.
He retweeted a screengrab from her “like” along with the caption, “OMG.”
The article also mentions some other disturbing comments Trump made about her during an interview from 10 years ago with “The View.”
Trump was asked how he would feel if his daughter appeared in Playboy, to which he replied, “It would be really disappointing — not really — but it would depend on what’s inside the magazine. I don’t think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
It’s extremely perplexing that Ivanka would actually like the fact that her father speaks of her in this manner, although it is very likely that she doesn’t run her own social media.
It was revealed back in August that Ivanka doesn’t pay her interns; maybe this was the work of a disgruntled unpaid intern who wanted to ruffle some feathers and make Ivanka look like she condones sexist rhetoric.
If this is a case of someone on her team making a cruel joke or publicity stunt, they will likely find themselves searching for a new gig very soon.
But, there is a slight chance that Ivanka really is okay with being objectified. After all, she was raised under the values of a sexist groper who thinks it is acceptable to grab women “by the pu**y.”
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