Someone who is bearing the brunt of this backlash is his daughter and political advisor, Ivanka Trump.
The 36-year-old is a controversial figure, publicly ridiculed and made unwelcome from joining women-led movements like the Time’s Up campaign after condoning and even promoting her father’s policies.
That’s right. While Donald Trump is definitely her biggest fan, even saying he would date her if she wasn’t his daughter, the rest of the world isn’t so convinced – with Ivanka reportedly even taking to cycling in the dark to avoid being ambushed.
Donald Trump shared his thoughts this week on what the problem was. His answer? Her surname.
Yes, they have the same surname – and it’s all very confusing, but according to the president, it’s the Trump name that is holding her back.
Praising his daughter after she spoke at a cabinet meeting to discuss the launch of the National Council for the American Worker this week, Donald announced, ‘Wow. So if that were “Ivanka Smith,” the press would say that was totally brilliant. As Ivanka Trump they’ll say, “Oh, she was OK.”’
After laughter from the room, he repeated, ’That was really great. Unbelievable.’
So, what you’re saying Mr President, is that you and your name are holding your daughter back?
Well we didn’t expect that.