Remember when your dad made that dumb joke in front of your crush at your seventh grade birthday party? So embarrassing, right? Well, in this nightmare version, your father is Donald Trump, your crush is the American public and your birthday party is the 2016 presidential election.
Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, sat down with "Good Morning America" on Wednesday for a one-on-one-interview and opened up about her relationship with her father and what it's like to be associated with some of Trump's most outrageous statements.
News anchor Amy Robach came out of the gate strong, asking Ivanka her thoughts on her father's recent speech, in which he claimed that "thousands and thousands of people were cheering" on 9/11.
"I’m a daughter, not a clone," Ivanka told Robach. "There are times when I’ve disagreed with him."
Ivanka has been relatively active in the campaign, and said she was privy to most of Donald's controversial news bites because of her time in the office with her father.
"We discuss a lot of things," she remarked. "He’s one of my closest friends, in addition to my mentor."
Apart from her duties as the potential first daughter, Ivanka started her own lifestyle brand, IvankaTrump.com, and launched the #WomenWhoWork initiative to"change this narrative" about women in the workplace by celebrating the multi-dimensionality of the modern female.
"Nobody says 'a working man,' but they say, 'a working woman,''' Ivanka said. "And there is still a strange connotation to that. So sort of debunking that and making it truly a celebration of women. Because I find that often times a conversation focused on gender can get very polarizing."
Speaking of polarizing conversations about gender, Ivanka drew considerable media attention in October, when she proclaimed that her father would be "amazing for women in this country," despite the horrible things he's said about women for years.
"He's always supported and encouraged women and, truthfully, he's proven that over decades," she told CNN. "He'd be amazing for women in this country. He would be incredible for women in this country."
Sure, Ivanka, sure.
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