Ivanka Trump previously defended her father from a groping allegation saying “that’s not the man I know”. After a 2005 audio tape leaked to the media with Trump joking about groping women, Ivanka’s position was untenable. It would appear that Ivanka is not standing by her father, as reports are that she will not be attending the debate tonight.
During an interview Ivanka said: “He’s not a groper. It’s not who he is. I’ve known my father obviously my whole life, and he has total respect for women.”
Another release of tapes contained interviews with Howard Stern where Trump said that it was ok for Stern to refer to Ivanka as a “pice of ass”.
Melania Trump released this statement: “The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me.” But then she added, “I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world.”
Trump campaign insiders report that they requested Melania do a joint TV appearance with Donald and she refused. Apparently, she’s quite unhappy. Understandably so.
Ivanka at a town hall event: “I have witnessed these incredible female role models that he’s employed in the highest executive positions at the Trump organization my entire life, in an industry that has been dominated by men. He believes in inspiring women, empowering women.”