WASHINGTON, D.C. — An offended Ivanka Trump recently told an NBC reporter that she thought it was “inappropriate” of him to ask her about accusations of sexual misconduct against her father, President Donald Trump. Speaking to NBC’s Peter Alexander, Ivanka said that she believes there is “no truth” to the more than 20 accusations against the president that range from sexual harassment to assault to rape.
“Do you believe your father’s [sexual misconduct] accusers?” –@PeterAlexander
“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.” –@IvankaTrump pic.twitter.com/23AVPgcOdE
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 26, 2018
When she arrived back in the nation’s capital from South Korea, Ms. Trump was stopped by reporters who asked her for some clarification.
“All I am saying is that the media never would have treated another president’s daughter, lover, or White House official about such things,” Ivanka said.
Reporters, confused, asked which of those things Ivanka is.
“Yes,” Ivanka answered.
Another moment of confusion as reporters looked to one another. Undaunted, they proceeded to ask Ms. Trump for even more clarification. Ivanka sighed heavily.
“Wait, Ms. Trump, are you saying you’re his daughter,” one reporter asked, “or his official White House adviser?”
“Yes,” Ivanka said again.
“So that means you’re his aide and not his daughter or lover,” yet another reporter asked.
“Yes,” Ivanka said. “But also no, and maybe, and kinda, know what I mean?”
Things just kept getting weirder and more nonsensical. The reporters were trying their best to pin down Ivanka on just what, exactly, her role is so that they know the appropriate questions to ask and when. No one seemed to get anywhere, though.
“Okay, so you’re an official White House staffer, his daughter, or his lover,” a reporter asked, choking back vomit with the last part of her question.
“Exactly,” Ivanka said, to audible groans among the press pool. “You’ve got it completely right.”
“But, with respect,” another reporter chimed in, “if we don’t ever really know what role you’re acting in, that means you could just duck, dodge, and avoid any question you don’t want to answer by trading out one of your hats for another.”
“Yup,” Ivanka said. “Precisely. You got it now, 100%.”