After reaching peak Donald Trump at some time over the past year; it was only a matter of time before the media looked to another Trump to take up the mantle of controversy.
In this case, his daughter and a prominent member of his campaigning team, Ivanka, stepped up for the job, cutting short an interview on Wednesday with Cosmopolitanmagazine.
Interviewer Prachi Gupta asked Ivanka about her father’s less-than-stellar track record on childcare.
In 2004, Donald Trump said that pregnancy is an inconvenient thing for a business. It's surprising to see this policy from him today. Can you talk a little about those comments, and perhaps what has changed?
That’s a fair point, right? No.
Not according to Ivanka, who lashed out at Gupta:
So I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions…so I don't know how useful it is to spend too much time with you on this, if you're going to make a comment like that.
Gupta apologised if the questions seemed negative, but insisted they were relevant questions to a presidential candidate, given his previous comments.
Ivanka even questioned the authenticity of Gupta's claim.
Well, you said he made those comments. I don't know that he said those comments
Probably not the best idea, given that Donald Trump said the incriminating words on TV.
Ivanka responded in the only way she knew how: ignore everything.
I think what I was — there's plenty of time for you to editorialise around this.
The interview didn't last longer than that, and Ivanka made her excuses to leave.
Later, she took to Twitter to burn Cosmo for daring to ask the right questions.
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