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Ivanka Trump Defends Dad Donald Trump: 'He's One of the Great Advocates For Women'

Ivanka Trump Defends Dad Donald Trump: 'He's One of the Great Advocates For Women'

Ivanka Trump shows off her baby bump in a gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown on the cover of Town & Country magazine’s February 2016 issue, on newsstands January 5.

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.”

For more from Ivanka, visit TownandCountryMag.com.

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  • ItGirl

    I admire and love this girl, women so much for so many reasons

  • deusexmachina

    Says the person who think that her dad is not creepy for implying that he will date her if he was not her Dad. EWWW tHAT IS JUST CREEPY. Incest is a great trait of dictator and his family.

  • guestwhim

    The whole family’s tacky but at least she has a college degree and her business sells more than just butt pics and kimojis and she can carry on a conversation that’s more than just about fake eyelashes and working out.

  • Do Tell

    Mr. Trump is a manly man, aggressive and wealthy. He surrounds himself with beautiful, smart females. What manly man of his caliber and success wouldn’t agree to that? Those women are probably less confrontational and may follow his orders better than men. Deep down, I don’t think Trump believes women are equal to men. Powerful men like Trump often view females as the weaker sex who men protect and “cherish.” His wife Melania is “always” in a dress and heels–I don’t think I’ve seen her in pants once. Ivanka is his beautiful, intelligent daughter–also a Trump. Of course, he wants her to be and have the best in life. Watching his shows, he is impressed by the attractive, smart ones. The unattractive ones need to be smart fighters, but also feminine. Certainly, unlike Rosie.

  • Guest

    DADDY’S GIRL DON’T WANT TO ROCK THE BOAT AND GET CUT OUT OF HIS BILLION DOLLARS WILL.

  • Wendy

    Oh please. Trump only likes attractive women who keep their mouth shut and don’t try to make him think. He’s not good at that, you guys.

  • Mercyneal
  • Do Tell

    Thanks. I figured she had to wear them sometimes, since she is a model and wore many things. I think her husband probably prefers her in feminine dresses. I think Ivanka also wears lots of dresses.

  • jane

    or, maybe these women just prefer dresses because they prefer dresses? there are still many feminine women out there who don’t wear pants at all. i have about 98% dresses in my closet, no jeans, and only a few dress pants. no man will need to ‘prefer’ i dress that way b/c i just do. maybe these women are that way naturally – i doubt he’s molding them

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    And you would expect her to say anything else?

  • Do Tell

    Perhaps not molding them and, true, maybe they already preferred dresses, but I have no doubt Donald Trump has an opinion about women and how they should look and present themselves.

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