Saturday 23 September 2017

How Ivanka Trump really felt about her father's 'grab them by the p***y' comments

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of US President Donald Trump, speaks at National Small Business Week event in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of US President Donald Trump, speaks at National Small Business Week event in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump arrives to watch U.S. President Donald Trump present the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Ivanka Trump applauds her audience after taking part in a conversation with Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Ivanka Trump chats with an attendee during the presentation ceremony for the Commander-in-Chief trophy to the US Air Force Academy in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at a Gala Dinner at Deutsche Bank within the framework of the W20 summit on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany
Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, walks among stellae at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also called the Holocaust Memorial, on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany
Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of US President Donald Trump, leaves after speaking at a National Small Business Week event in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
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Ivanka Trump was reportedly reduced to tears when tapes of her father boasting about sexually assaulting women were leaked.

The infamous "grab them by the p***y tapes" were leaked in October and according to a new profile in The New York Times, Ivanka's normally calm demeanour was shattered, reporting she "made an emphatic case for a full-throated apology".

In his refusal to apologise and only acknowledge an apology "if anyone was offended" and "his daughter’s eyes welled with tears, her face reddened, and she hurried out in frustration."

Days later, she broke her silence distancing herself from her father's comments, saying: "My father’s comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive, and I’m glad that he acknowledged this fact with an immediate apology to my family and the American people."

U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

While Ivanka's relationship with her father has been under scrutiny since President Trump's inauguration on January 20, largely her still unclear role within the White House, but she is largely considered to be his mos trusted confidante.

Meanwhile, the mother-of-three, who is married to Jared Kushner, also a White House senior adviser, is preparing to release her latest book Women Who Work , which is a more sanitised version of her 2009 book The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.

She says of her husband, "He's incredibly pragmatic, always cool in the face of adversity; he finds it unproductive to focus on the problem (versus the solution) or to react emotionally.

"He's my greatest teacher in this regard, the calm, soothing voice of reason that guides me to focus on what matters most, even in moments of crisis or chaos, where I naturally tend to be a bit more emotional."

Ivanka Trump arrives to watch U.S. President Donald Trump present the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Ivanka Trump arrives to watch U.S. President Donald Trump present the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

As for how she spends her downtime?

 "Sometimes I like turning on 'Real Housewives' and sitting in front of the TV eating a giant bowl of pasta with a glass of wine, but if I'm honest with myself, it's kind of counterproductive."

Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at a Gala Dinner at Deutsche Bank within the framework of the W20 summit on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany
Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at a Gala Dinner at Deutsche Bank within the framework of the W20 summit on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany

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