Ivanka Trump may have had a little help from the forces of nepotism, but the executive VP of the Trump Organization told CNN that her leadership position in her father’s organization “wouldn’t be possible” if Donald Trump had a bias against women. Trump the presidential candidate has taken criticism for comments he made about Carly Fiorina’s face — Trump called her face unelectable — and FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly’s mood, insinuating (according to some) that her professionalism was affected by her menstrual cycle.
Nonsense, says Ivanka Trump. Her father is an equal opportunity takedown artist. Rosie O’Donnell, in other words, is no different than fellow GOP candidate Marco Rubio, who Trump consistently belittles. The composed and serene Ivanka, a “businessperson, not a politician” she makes clear, may explain with her attitude why her father still polls highly among women. Trump seems to endorse a platform encouraging competition and meritocracy over crony capitalism — and that’s a platform women welcome.