Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may not always have nice things to say about women, but there is one woman he clearly holds above all else — his daughter and Trump Organization executive, Ivanka Trump.
The sexist billionaire appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Wednesday to reveal some of his medical records (he is “slightly overweight” at 236 pounds and takes a statin to control his cholesterol), and ended up discussing his fatherly affection for his eldest daughter. The conversation began after the 34-year-old walked on stage and kissed both Dr. Oz and her father in greeting.
When Dr. Oz said it was “nice to see a dad kiss his daughter,” Trump responded by revealing that he kisses Ivanka “every chance he gets.”
Now, it would have been a sweet and endearing comment coming from a loving father if the said father had not made rather inappropriate comments about his daughter in the past.
For instance, last year Trump was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying Ivanka is “really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father…”
He also told the women of “The View” if “Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
Not to mention his famous comment to Howard Stern: “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body.”
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump got into a heated exchange with Prachi Gupta, a senior writer at Cosmopolitan, after the journalist confronted her over Trump’s sexist remarks during a contentious interview.
A day after Trump announced his childcare and maternity leave policies — which propose six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers and tax deductions for stay-at-home parents among other things — with Ivanka by his side, Gupta called the billionaire daughter to discuss the plans.
However, once the interview veered toward same-sex marriages, the role of paternity leave in Trump’s policies and her father’s 2004 statement that pregnancy was an “inconvenience for a business,” Ivanka pretty much lost her cool.
“I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan to deal with a lot of issues,” she said shortly before forcefully cutting off the phone.
The Trumps. They're all like this. Ivanka getting all testy and defensive when someone asks a totally fair question. pic.twitter.com/wWSP2gxqPY— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) September 15, 2016
"I'm going to jump off, I have to run. I apologize" translates as "WTF I'm getting destroyed by Cosmo abort abort." https://t.co/K9G0jZYuRx— Seth Mnookin (@sethmnookin) September 15, 2016
Just seeing that Ivanka Trump claimed nobody has been thinking about child care policy until her dad. This is so deeply insulting to many.— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) September 15, 2016
Ivanka Trump is asked a couple of simple explanation questions by Cosmo, flips out, provides no actual answers https://t.co/tPnQtKTQDj— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) September 15, 2016
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