It seems Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, can’t stand the pressure of defending her father’s years of misogynistic comments about women. During an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine Ivanka abruptly cut the conversation short after she indicated she was offended at the interviewer’s questions about her father.
The conversation began politely with the interviewer asking about Trump’s plan for family leave and child are policy. Ivanka replied with her talking points, “It is a terrible thing that we are the only industrialized nation in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave and I am excited to be part of a dialogue about this and, hopefully under a Trump administration, have that changed. For decades, people have been trying to achieve this in the U.S and it has yet to be realized and I think our plan is a great one.”
However, the conversation took a nasty turn when the interviewer asked Ivanka about her father’s past comments about women. They asked, “In 2004, Donald Trump said that pregnancy is an inconvenient thing for a business. It’s surprising to see this policy from him today. Can you talk a little bit about those comments, and perhaps what has changed?”
Ivanka immediately became defensive:
So I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan to deal with a lot of issues. So I don’t know how useful it is to spend too much time with you on this if you’re going to make a comment like that.
Moments later Ivaka claimed she had a previous appointment and had to leave, quickly ending the conversation. It seems Trump’s daughter can’t handle the heat when pressed for facts about what her father has said about women over the years. If this is how Trump’s daughter is going to behave, she has no business speaking for the Trump campaign. At least Trump’s paid spokespeople are paid in the art of spin, where as Ivanka clearly became too emotional while poorly defending her father.