Apparently, asking Ivanka Trump about her father’s sexual misconduct allegations isn’t fair game. The current White House Adviser recently sat down with Today show reporter Peter Alexander during the Winter Olympics to discuss her father’s current policies. During the interview, Trump’s numerous allegations were addressed.
Peter asked what many might consider a simple question: “Do you believe your father’s accusers?” The first daughter clearly took offense to his question because she quickly labeled it “inappropriate.” She fired back, “I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated that there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters. I believe my father, I know my father.”
“Do you believe your father’s [sexual misconduct] accusers?” –@PeterAlexander
“I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated there’s no truth to it.” –@IvankaTrump pic.twitter.com/23AVPgcOdE
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 26, 2018
She added, “So, I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father.” No one is trying to take away her “right” to come to her family’s defense, but it’s not completely unreasonable that a reporter would ask about Donald Trump‘s sexual misconduct allegations. Especially after you factor in that Ivanka is a self-proclaimed woman’s advocate and endorsed the Time’s Up movement.
“Just saw Oprah’s empowering & inspiring speech at last night’s #GoldenGlobes,” she previously tweeted. “Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP! #United.” People were quick to call her out then as they were after her more recent NBC interview.
“Oh princess you gave up any right to be offended when you took the job in the White House. You are not royalty, you work for the American people,” one person tweeted. Another argued that Ivanka made a good point: “You wouldn’t hear this kind of question asked of the Bush or Obama daughters.” To this, a user responded, “That’s because they didn’t practice blatant nepotism by appointing their own daughter official Advisor to the President – a government employee – on March 29, 2017.” So was it an inappropriate question to ask a daughter? Maybe. But was it an inappropriate question to ask a White House Adviser? According to viewers… no.
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