When the Access Hollywood tape came out prior to the election revealing Donald Trump making remarks that he could have any woman he wanted because he was famous, many wondered what Ivanka Trump thought of her father in that moment.
Well, wonder no longer. According to the New York Times, she was apparently mortified, and wanted him to make an all-out apology.
While Donald Trump made a half-ass apology, and blamed his language on, well, being a boy, Ivanka wanted more, and when she didn’t get it, she was very upset.
According to the New York Times:
“Ivanka Trump made an emphatic case for a full-throated apology, according to several people who were present for the crisis discussion that unfolded in Mr. Trump’s 26th-floor office. Raised amid a swirl of tabloid headlines, she had spent her adult life branding herself as her father’s poised, family-focused daughter. She marketed her clothing line with slogans about female empowerment and was finishing a book on the topic. As she spoke, Mr. Trump remained unyielding. His daughter’s eyes welled with tears, her face reddened, and she hurried out in frustration.”
Here’s the thing, though. While that reaction is all well and good, she still stood by her dad. Ivanka is still working in the White House. She’s still marketing her goods with her father’s name. It’s hard to think she was at all genuine in her frustration if she’s still around gaining notoriety and power off her father.
Let’s be real — Ivanka was upset because her dad f*cked up her brand.
So, when it comes down to it — is Ivanka any better than her father? She didn’t have the power or wherewithal to stand by her convictions and against her fathers absolutely disgusting behavior towards women. She could have, but she didn’t. She’s still there. She’s still standing by her dad as he talks about stripping away young women’s education and healthcare.
It would have been one thing if she stood up to him and walked away. The world might respect her then. However, now? No. She’s granted her father, despite the tears, a permission slip to be as awful to women as he wants.
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