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Critics of Ivanka Trump pointed to an NBC interview with the White House advisor involving a question about the numerous women who’ve accused her father of sexual abuse and misconduct, as more evidence of her problematic role in the administration.

When asked by Peter Alexander if she believes the 16 women who have come forward to accuse President Donald Trump of groping them, forcibly kissing them, and other misconduct, Ivanka shot down the question as “inappropriate.”

“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,” she said. “I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters. I believe my father, I know my father, so I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father.”

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Over the weekend, Ivanka traveled to South Korea to represent the White House at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. She also attended a dinner at the residence of President Moon Jae In, where she spoke about efforts “to ensure that the Korean Peninsula is denuclearized.”

As an administration official traveling internationally to discuss foreign policy, critics argued, Ivanka cannot invoke her status as First Daughter to avoid answering uncomfortable questions.

In addition to representing her father abroad, Ivanka has branded herself in the Trump administration as an advocate for women—despite her support for the reversal of an Obama-era equal pay rule and her paid family leave proposal which, rather than offering government-funded maternity leave to women, draws from their individual social security benefits to pay for their time off.

Despite Ivanka’s implication that the allegations against the president are a closed case, Trump himself was caught on tape bragging about  sexually assaulting women in the “Access Hollywood” recording that was released just before the 2016 election.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. “If she thinks it’s “inappropriate” to be asked these questions she should resign…”
    Jesus christ, she should resign anyway. She is NOT fit to be in a position of power. she does NOT belong in the White House.
    Nobody elected your family,
    and we didn’t elect your friends,
    no one voted for your advisors,
    and nobody wants amends,
    You’re the one we voted for, so you must take the blame,
    For handing out authority to men who were insane,..”
    – Arlo Guthrie “Presidential Rag”

  2. THIS TART WILL FOLLOW HER FATHER INTO THE SANDS OF HELL. SHE CAN’T BE TRUSTED. SHE HASN’T THE KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS TO NEGOTIATE FOR US. SHE ONLY WILL DO WHAT HER FATHER TELLS HER TO DO. MAKING HER A TRAITOR TOO.

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