Ivanka Trump Defends Dad Donald Trump: 'He's One of the Great Advocates For Women'
Here’s what the 34-year-old businesswoman had to share with the mag:
On her father Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and beliefs: “He is running for the highest elective office in this country, and arguably the world…it’s amazing to see how his message has resonated and what he’s been able to accomplish as a non-politician with a very strong point of view…he’s my father and I love him and I fully support him. I’m always there for him if it’s helpful.”
On whether she ever admonishes her father for his more outrageous assertions and personal insults: “Well, I’m his daughter. In a political capacity, I don’t. It’s his campaign. I don’t feel that’s my role. But I would challenge him as a child. That’s what children do. [My daughter] Arabella challenges me every day. People ask me, do I ever disagree with my father? It would be a little strange if I didn’t.”
On her father’s sexist comments on Carly Fiorina and Megyn Kelly: “You could also list a few comments he’s made about men that are unflattering. I think my dad is highly gender-neutral. If he doesn’t like someone, he’ll articulate that, and I think it’s also part of what resonates about him. He’ll say what he’s thinking.”
On her father and his respect for women: “If he didn’t feel that women were as competent as men, I would be relegated to some role subordinate to my brothers. I think this is one of his great strengths: He fully prioritizes merit and accomplishment and skill and ability over background, education, and gender. This company, over four decades, has always had women in its highest ranks… I think he’s one of the great advocates for women, and he has been a great example to me my whole life… He 100 percent believes in equality of gender… [He has] confidence in women to do any job that a man can do, and my whole life has been proof of that.”
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