Ivanka Trump has positioned herself as the “reasonable” kid in the family, but apparently that appearance needs to be reassessed.
On the same day, Trump announced he would be bringing everyone he can think of (including Obama’s half brother?) to the debate to “rattle” Clinton, Buzzfeed gave us a further glimpse into the perverse Trump DNA. According to Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti, Ivanka Trump allegedly has “mulatto cock” at the top of her wish list.
Surprised Ivanka would be shocked by lewd language. I met her once & she casually said: "I've never seen a mulatto cock, but I'd like to!" https://t.co/WrgCoM0MGK
— Jonah Peretti (@peretti) October 19, 2016
It seems Peretti wrote the tweet in an airport lounge in Burbank, California immediately after reading having read a BuzzFeed News report about Ivanka feigning “shock” by the lewd language her daddy used in the 2005 Today Show tapes.
“That’s not language consistent with any conversation I’ve ever had with him, certainly, or any conversation I’ve overheard,” she said at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. “So it was a bit jarring for me to hear.”
Indeed, how could a man who has sexualized his own daughter on multiple occasions dare say anything remotely lewd?
Peretti says the incident with Ivanka occurred at a Manhattan dive bar called Tropical 128 about 8-10 years ago with roughly five other people present, including his wife, Andrea Harner. Peretti elaborates:
“She was saying how she first said she had never seen an uncircumcised cock and then she said, ‘I’ve never seen a mulatto cock. There’s lots of cocks I’ve never seen,’ or something like that,” Peretti said.
“Of course, it was memorable just because of the use of the lewd language and racist language. It was also memorable being in the environment of being… in New York, sometimes liberal and progressive people make comments meant as jokes and not necessarily earnest. I didn’t know how to take it.”
There is intense debate over whether or not the term “mulatto” – meant to describe a person who is biracial – is a racist slur or not. At Parlour Magazine, for example, writer Espana Fly, wrote that she was always under the impression that it was as unacceptable as the n-word. Others, she discovered, didn’t see the big deal.
I explained that where I come from it’s not ok to use mulatto because of its historical usage in slavery times. I always received in return a fast rebuttal of ‘So sorry, I had no idea but the term isn’t racist and in fact, it just refers to mixed-race people.’ Then, that’s when I have to go even further and explain that most linguists or lexographers agree that the word “mulatto” comes from the Spanish and Portuguese word for mule, which is written the same way but pronounced moolay.
Yeah, probably not a great idea, Ivanka.
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