Ivanka Trump cut an interview short when she felt the journalist had “a lot of negativity” in her questions about her father, Donald Trump.
“In 2004, Donald Trump said that pregnancy is an inconvenient thing for a business. It’s surprising to see this policy from him today,” Gupta said, which Ivanka felt was an “unfair characterization” of her dad’s track record.
“So I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan to deal with a lot of issues,” she replied. “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. My father obviously has a track record of decades of employing women at every level of his company, and supporting women, and supporting them in their professional capacity, and enabling them to thrive outside of the office and within. To imply otherwise is an unfair characterization of his track record and his support of professional women.”
When Gupta apologized for the questions and added that “a presidential candidate made those comments,” Ivanka responded, “Well, you said he made those comments. I don’t know that he said those comments.”
Gupta then quoted a 2005 NBC interview, prompting Ivana to cut her off. “There’s plenty of time for you to editorialize around this,” she said.
Lastly, Gupta asked about how her father’s plans will be paid for, including the one where he wants to build a wall at the Mexican border. After revealing the GOP nominee will unveil his total tax-reform plan on Thursday, Ivanka cut the interview short.
“I’m going to jump off, I have to run. I apologize,” she said.