Ivanka Trump told NBC’s Peter Alexander during an interview that it was “inappropriate” to ask her, a daughter, about allegations of sexual assault against her father - despite being employed as a senior adviser to the President.

When asked about what she thought of the allegations, she quickly defended her position by saying:.

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.

I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many daughters.

However, people have been pointing out one big hole in her defence: in the White House, she’s not just a daughter.

Ivanka Trump is a *senior*advisor to the president, and such questions, especially given the inherent ambiguity surrounding the topic, are fair game.

Also, the interview was conducted during her visit to South Korea – as part of a US delegation as Donald Trump’s senior advisor – not as his daughter.

In short:

Ivanka, pick one.

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