Like Father, Like Daughter: Ivanka Trump Sidesteps Gender Gap Question, Doesn't Believe the Polls Either
Just before Wednesday night's heavily anticipated presidential debate, Ivanka Trump, daughter of GOP nominee Donald Trump, had a sit-down interview with Time's Nancy Gibbs at Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women summit in Dana Point, Calif. Gibbs asked Ivanka about controversial issues now overwhelming her father's campaign, such as the leaked 2005 Hollywood Access tape and Donald Trump's rigged election claims. But the managing editor of Time also asked Trump about the gender gap in the race, i.e. the fact that women overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton. Ivanka gave a very Trumpian answer.
"There is, at the moment, a gender gap that’s opened up that’s bigger than any time since the 1980s. Why do you think that is?" Nancy Gibbs asked Ivanka Trump.
Ivanka seemed not to understand.
"Are you talking about wage inequality?" Trump asked.
"Gender gap in which candidates men and women are supporting in this race," Gibbs clarified.
"Oh, a gender gap in terms of the actual race. Look, I think we’ll have to see," she told Gibbs. "I think we’ll have to see what actually happens when people go to vote and I do think that there’ll be a lot of support that isn’t currently being recorded in the polls that are being conducted," she continued.
"On a daily basis, I have people pulling me aside and telling me how they and every one of their friends are voting for my father, but they live in very Democratic communities, and they don’t feel comfortable articulating that to their friends and neighbors. So I don’t know, let’s see what happens. But you know I do think there—we’ll see if that ends up panning out with the actual results," Ivanka said.
We'll see what happens is a phrase Donald Trump uses often. It's what he said when he suggested Clinton's bodyguards disarm, deporting undocumented immigrants, and as of late, accepting election results.
Watch the conversation at 8:06: