In a recent interview for the February issue of Town and County magazine, Ivanka Trump defended her father as “one of the great advocates for women,” despite the rampant sexism that has become a cornerstone of his primary campaign.
As of late the republican presidential frontrunner has been embroiled in controversy over a string of sexist comments he made against Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. In the last month Trump has degraded Hillary for using the restroom during the democratic debate, blasted her credibility over her husband’s decade’s old affair, and suggested she was “schlonged” by President Obama in the 2008 election. When Hillary demurely suggested that Trump has a penchant for sexism, he responded by accusing Clinton of staging an unequal playing field in which she was pulling the “woman card.”
In spite of the mounting evidence suggesting Trump’s anti-women beliefs, Ivanka stayed on the defensive and went so far as to suggest that her father “100 percent believes in equality of the genders,” and that he “has confidence in women to do any job that a man can do.” Tell that to Hillary Clinton, Meghan Kelly, Rosie O’Donnell, and the countless other women Trump has publicly degraded this year for political gain.