She certainly thinks so.
Ivanka Trump is both the First Daughter and Special Assistant to the President – something that the 36-year-old certainly seems to be taking advantage of, picking and choosing which role she’s playing depending on the situation she’s in.
This was made clear earlier in the week when Ivanka was interviewed by NBC News at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, as a representative of the Trump administration.
When quizzed on the President’s proposed gun control changes, Ivanka had a lot to say, but when the subject of the President’s sexual assault allegations arose, she was quick to play the daughter card.
‘I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated there’s no truth to it,’ Ivanka answered when posed the difficult question on The Today show.
‘I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters. I believe my father. I know my father, so I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father.’
While it’s true that it is a tough question to throw at the President’s daughter, it wouldn’t be considered an inappropriate question to ask the Assistant to the President, a role that for right or wrong, Ivanka holds.
Many were quick to argue that when representing the Trump administration, as she was during the interview at the 2018 Winter Olympics, she should act as a government official and not a family member.
In true Ivanka style she was quick to change her role when discussing subjects she was more comfortable with, giving her thoughts on the controversial proposed gun control changes – arming teachers with guns to ‘make schools safer’.
‘I think that having a teacher who is armed who cares deeply about her students or his students and who is capable and qualified to bear arms is not a bad idea, but is an idea that needs to be discussed,’ she explained.
Unsurprisingly people aren’t happy.