Ivanka Trump on Her Father’s 19 Sexual Assault Accusers: ‘I Believe My Father’

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The number of accusers claiming that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted them stands at 19. Nineteen women have come out to claim that before the president became the president, he was sexually inappropriate. The claims of these 19 women run the gamut from unwanted touching to unwanted kissing, and Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, a champion of women’s rights and reportedly her father’s moral compass on these issues, believes her father when he says that all of these women—all 19 of them—are lying.

“I believe my father,” Ivanka Trump said Sunday in an exclusive interview with NBC News, claiming that the question posed to her was “inappropriate.”

“I know my father. So I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father,” she said.


I’m unclear how Ivanka Trump believes that the question was inappropriate. She’s in the White House because her father wanted her there. She prides herself on being a “Trump whisperer” who helps her father make difficult moral decisions. In fact, Ivanka Trump took her job as Trump whisperer so seriously, she took an official unpaid role in the White House just so she could do that.

I think that these people—and by “these people,” I mean these Trumps—don’t understand the nature of this public position. You can’t be Daddy’s daughter when it suits you and right (unpaid) hand to the president when that’s convenient.

During the interview with NBC News in South Korea, where Ivanka Trump crashed the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, NBC’s Peter Alexander asked Trump, the mother of three young children, what she thought about the president’s dumb-ass proposal to arm some teachers in school.

“To be honest, I don’t know,” Trump said. “Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school. But I think there is no one solution for creating safety.”


She continued: “I think that having a teacher who is armed who cares deeply about her students or his students and who is capable and qualified to bear arms is not a bad idea, but it is an idea that needs to be discussed.”

I wish she had said: “Seriously, this might be the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard from my father, and I went to Trump University for a semester. OK, I didn’t go there, I mean, hell, I was smart enough to know not to go there, but I don’t know how he makes this shit up! Also, did you know he has another daughter named Tiffany, but no one ever talks about her?! You, want to know why? Because I’m the dominant Trump offspring! I’m better than Fredo and Vampire Boy and Tiffany—who? Exactly!”


But that would’ve required her to go against her father in public, which she’d never do.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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“I believe my father,”

“I know my father. So I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father.”