onald Trump traveled to North Dakota on September 6th to give a speech on tax reform and somehow ended up bragging to the crowd about how Ivanka, his 35-year-old daughter, and advisor in the White House, still calls him "Daddy."
What a guy!
Needless to say, Twitter flipped. The President of the United States has a nasty history of talking about women in a certain way, specifically his own daughter. So, while this move wasn't surprising, it did give everyone on the Internet the heebie-jeebies.
Trump has said gross, inappropriate things about Ivanka Trump for years.
He’s made so many awful comments about his daughter, in fact, that the Independent compiled them all into one comprehensive article.
“When Donald Trump was watching his 16-year-old daughter Ivanka host the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, he turned to the then-Miss Universe and asked: ‘Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?'”
Strike one — at least for things he said on the air.
Trump really let it rip on "The Howard Stern Show." Several times.
The first time was in 2003, when he bragged about Ivanka’s body: “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka.
“My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She made a lot money [sic] as a model — a tremendous amount.”
One year later, he was back on "Howard Stern."
“Trump: ‘My daughter is beautiful, Ivanka.’
“Stern: ‘By the way, your daughter…’
“Trump: ‘ – she’s beautiful.’
“Stern: ‘Can I say this? A piece of ass.’
In 2006, in an appearance on The View, Trump said one of his most infamous lecherous comments about Ivanka.
When he was asked how he’d react if Ivanka posed for Playboy, Trump responded, “It would be really disappointing — not really — but it would depend on what’s inside the magazine.”
Nasty enough, but then he kept going: “I don’t think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
The comments haven't stopped as the years have gone by.
In a 2015 Rolling Stone interview, the author wrote, “After I met Ivanka and praised her to her father, he said, ‘Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father…'”
Even he couldn’t finish the worst sentence ever uttered. Despite these comments, despite behavior toward many women that proves otherwise, Ivanka has always stood by her father and claimed that “he has total respect for women.”
It’s led many to believe there’s something weird about their relationship. And when Trump pulled Ivanka up on stage in North Dakota, he stoked those feelings…