Ivanka Trump scolded a reporter for asking her a question about her father's sexual misconduct allegations. It didn't go over well.
Ivanka Trump is being blasted for playing what many believe is "the daughter card" while also serving as a senior adviser to the president. Trump scolded a reporter Monday for asking if she believes the women who have accused her father, President Trump, of sexual misconduct: "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," she answered.
Not everyone is buying her argument. "It's not an inappropriate question," tweeted The Washington Post's Philip Rucker. "Ivanka Trump has chosen to work in the [White] House as a staffer and presidential adviser. She can choose not to answer, but it's a fair question by [NBC News' Peter Alexander]." Added The Daily Show's Anthony De Rosa: "It's entirely appropriate for a reporter to ask a senior White House adviser about claims of sexual misconduct against her boss. It's not the reporter's problem if our government has become a Nepotocracy."
Writer Ana Marie Cox also jumped in: "As other journalists have pointed out: It's a completely 'appropriate' question to ask a WH staffer; it's an UNCOMFORTABLE question to ask a daughter of her father but even then, it's a question both her father's supporters and critics deserve an answer to."
Trump made her comment from South Korea, where she attended the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony as a "high-level delegate." Her four-day trip included a private meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and discussions about North Korea.