And it’s hardly surprising.
Ivanka Trump has been at her father’s side since his inauguration in January, and even before, playing an important role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Her father’s election as President has propelled 35-year-old Ivanka from reality TV star to the President’s right-hand-woman, hobnobbing with world leaders including Angela Merkel and Justin Trudeau.
Trump even made it official, appointing his daughter a key role in his administration, and a job that most politicians would dream about, Assistant to the President – entitling her to a West Wing office, classified information clearance and a government-issued phone. Yes, really.
It seems, however, that Ivanka and Donald do butt heads on occasion, with the President reportedly making his daughter cry while on the campaign trail.
The First Daughter was said to be reduced to tears last October when leaked Access Hollywood tapes showed recordings of her father saying to Billy Bush, ‘Grab them by the pussy, you can do anything.’
According to a recent New York Times profile on Ivanka Trump, she was also upset in the pussy-gate aftermath, disagreeing with her father on how to react, with the President refusing to apologise.
‘Ivanka Trump made an emphatic case for a full-throated apology, according to several people who were present for the crisis discussion that unfolded in Mr. Trump’s 26th-floor office,’ read the profile.
‘Raised amid a swirl of tabloid headlines, she had spent her adult life branding herself as her father’s poised, family-focused daughter. She marketed her clothing line with slogans about female empowerment and was finishing a book on the topic. As she spoke, Mr. Trump remained unyielding. His daughter’s eyes welled with tears, her face reddened, and she hurried out in frustration.’
Ivanka, however, has continued to defend her father since his inauguration, constantly justifying controversial Donald Trump quotes and behaviour.
She recently attended an international summit regarding women’s entrepreneurship, where she was booed for calling Trump ‘a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive.’
When asked if she heard the reaction from the audience, Ivanka answered ‘I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media, that’s been perpetuated.’