Make no mistake: Ivanka Trump has a very close relationship with her father. But she’s not his wife.
The New York Times made that mistake in a Wednesday article headlined, “Tracking the President’s Visits to Trump Properties.”
The story described President Donald Trump’s visits to his own properties on 22 days of his 76 days in office ― more than one-fourth of his term so far. But one of the story’s most memorable parts was the misidentification of Trump’s daughter as his wife, forcing this embarrassing correction:
Correction: April 5, 2017
Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article misidentified Ivanka Trump as President Trump’s wife. His wife is Melania. Ivanka is one of his daughters.
Journalists like to say the first three rules of the profession are accuracy, accuracy and accuracy.
It should be noted that the Times fessed up to the error and quickly corrected it ― something the president seems incapable of doing when he makes a whopper.
Not to make excuses for the Times, but the mistake brings up some tasteless and bizarre things the president has said about his daughter. For instance, when he appeared on “The View” back in 2006, he said, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
Then there was the 2013 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show,” when father and daughter were asked what they had in common.
Ivanka: “Either real estate or golf.”
Trump: “Well, I was going to say sex.”
Last October, Ivanka Trump liked a tweet by HuffPost Politics promoting a story headlined, “Donald Trump: Sure, Call My Daughter A ‘Piece Of Ass’”