Ivanka Trump: My Father Is Not Sexist Because He Hired Me

The billionaire daughter tried to excuse Donald Trump’s misogynistic attitude by presenting her own career as a counterexample.

Over the years, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said some outrageous things about women. He has called them “fat,” “pig,” “dog,” “slob,” “disgusting animal” and “bimbo,” among a variety of disturbing insults.

The media mogul has frequently graded women according to their looks, made sexual innuendos, and even once claimed that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever,” because he thought she wasn’t fair to him.

Keeping all that in mind, some might say the bigoted billionaire has a penchant for sexism.

His misogynistic remarks have not even spared his own daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Back in 2006, the business mogul, who is one of the two people in line to become the next commander-in-chief, said, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

However, the daughter in question dismissed her father’s apparent chauvinism during an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger. She actually used her own career as a counterexample to explain her point.

“He’s absolutely not a sexist. There’s no way I could be the person I am today if my father was a sexist,” Ivanka Trump said. “I would not be one of his senior-most executives. I would not be working shoulder-to-shoulder with my brothers. I would be working for my brothers, if at all.”

Since her rich father hired her for an executive position in his company, alongside his brothers, it excuses him for his sexist remarks?

No, it does not.

“I think actions ultimately speak louder than words. My father has 40 years of history of employing women,” she continued. “You know, he calls men some pretty rough names, too.”

Perhaps the billionaire daughter is conveniently forgetting the time her father said he would expect her to quit her job or find a new career if she were to experience sexual harassment at work.

“I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case,” the former reality TV star told USA Today’s Kirsten Powers in a phone interview a few months ago.

Here a few more cringeworthy examples as tweeted out by the GOP presidential hopeful in his own words:

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