My Message to Ivanka Trump Regarding ‘Inappropriate’ Questions About Her Father

When Donald Trump was elected “president,” most people knew his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner were definitely going to be big parts of his administration, leaving Donald Jr. and Eric to run the family business.

Nepotism, gotta love it.

Without a doubt, Ivanka is one of Trump’s top “go-to advisors.” Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t like having to answer for her father’s scandals and controversies, as evident by her rather harsh reaction to NBC News’ Peter Alexander when he asked her about accusations that her father has sexually abused at least 16 women:

“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. 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.”

You know what, she’s right. Under normal circumstances that’s probably not a question a reporter would ask the daughter of a president. It’s not a child’s responsibility to answer for the misdeeds of a parent.

Sadly for Ivanka, she’s not just her father’s daughter — she’s also a top advisor to the “president.” And when you’re an official member of a “presidential” administration it’s perfectly appropriate to receive and answer questions concerning allegations that your boss has sexually abused multiple women.

If she doesn’t want to answer these kinds of questions, then she shouldn’t have taken a job in her father’s administration.

I’m sorry, but Ivanka Trump doesn’t get to pick and choose when she wants to be a “top advisor to the president” and when she simply wants to be “daddy’s little girl.” She doesn’t get to duck tough questions about her father’s behavior simply because she doesn’t feel a daughter should be pressed to answer such things. When she chose to take a job in a “presidential” administration, she also chose to answer for it in the exact same way any other person in the administration would.

If she doesn’t want to answer for her father’s vile behavior and comments, then she needs to quit. Then she can rightly claim that reporters shouldn’t ask her to speak about allegations involving her father concerning such things as the realization that he’s almost certainly a sexual predator.

However, until she quits, then she needs to answer for his behavior as a member of this administration and a representative of this country.

If she doesn’t like it, then too damn bad.

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Watch her comments below via CNN:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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