When you think of Ivanka Trump, it’s kind of hard to imagine how she’s related to her famous father, Donald Trump. While he’s brashly outspoken, she’s composed and thoughtful. Really, they’re the modern-day “Odd Couple.” (Of course, Ivanka is definitely prettier than either Lemmon or Matheau.)
At least, that’s the impression we’ve been getting lately, partially from the article Politico published, which explores their complimentary personalities, and then from her own comments defending her father. At the Most Powerful Women Summit hosted by Fortune in Washington, she stated:
“I am a female executive at his company at the highest level, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today if he didn’t deeply believe in opportunities for women. Whether you disagree or you agree, I think people appreciate the candor of his dialogue.”
Then, when Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Donald Trump whom he counts on most, he unsurprisingly said his daughter. When Hollywood Reporter confronted him over his misogynistic remarks regarding Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, Trump mentioned Ivanka as his female ally, perhaps as a way to soothe the public:
“So my daughter Ivanka, who is a terrific person, she came to me and she said, ‘You care so much about women, and you care so much about the whole thing with women’s health issues.’ She said, ‘You are really misunderstood, and you have to get the word out.'”
Whether Donald Trump realizes it or not, Ivanka’s continuing public support for her father not only baffles his critics (she’s fundraised for New Jersey Senator Corey Booker and is friends with Chelsea Clinton), it also makes people think twice since seemingly diplomatic and intelligent person supports him. But then again, Donald is her dad.