Ivanka Trump Insists Her Father Is a Feminist, Despite Extensive Evidence to the Contrary
At first (and second and third) glance, Donald Trump may not seem like a feminist. He frequently comments on women’s body parts (including his own daughter's), complains about rival Hillary Clinton’s “shouting” and pays his female campaign staff significantly less than their male counterparts. But according to daughter Ivanka Trump, if those things don’t sound like a feminist's actions to us, we may be operating under the wrong definition of feminism.
“My father is a feminist,” Ivanka Trump told the Sunday Times. “He’s a big reason I am the woman I am today. People talk about gender equality. He has lived it, he has employed women at the highest levels of the Trump Organization for decades, so I think it’s a great testament to how capable he thinks women are and has shown that his whole life.”
That’s right, the same Donald Trump who once said journalist Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her whatever” and called talk show host Rosie O’Donnell a “fat pig” is actually a champion of women. That time he told Esquire “it doesn't really matter what [female reporters] write” as long as they have “a young and beautiful piece of ass”? By “young and beautiful piece of ass,” Ivanka must have thought he meant, “thoughtful and intelligent analysis on par with the quality of writing generated by male journalists.” It’s right there in the subtext!
Trump himself frequently insists his presidency would be “the best” for women, despite the fact that he’s previously said women seeking abortions should be punished and blamed sexual assault in the military on putting “men and women together."
So if you're hoping to put a real champion of women in the White House, Ivanka recommends you don't vote for the first female candidate of a major political party. Because, at least to his daughter, Donald Trump is the true feminist icon. Regardless of all the evidence to the contrary.