During an interview with NBC on Monday, White House senior advisor and first daughter Ivanka Trump scolded a reporter for asking her to comment on allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against her father.
Asked by NBC News’ Peter Alexander whether she believes the multiple women who have accused Trump of sexually harassing them, Ms. Trump told the reporter that he shouldn’t even be asking her such “inappropriate” questions.
“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. I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father.”
More than a dozen different women have accused Donald Trump of misconduct. The president himself was caught on the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape released in 2016 admitting that he forcibly kissed beautiful women and even grabbed them by their genitals.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” Trump said. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait… And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… grab them by the p*ssy.”
Trump has denied any wrongdoing, calling his accusers “liars.”
Watch Ivanka Trump’s interview below:
“Do you believe your father’s [sexual misconduct] accusers?” –@PeterAlexander
“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.” –@IvankaTrump pic.twitter.com/23AVPgcOdE
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 26, 2018