Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, said her father “would be amazing for women in this country” in a new interview.
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The GOP frontrunner has taken a lot of criticism on the campaign trail from his attacks on Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly and GOP contender Carly Fiorina, saying she did not have “the face” to be President.
Speaking with CNN, Ivanka defended her father, saying he has always worked hard to treat women equally.
"I wouldn't be high-level executive within his organization if he felt that way," she said. "So he's always supportive and encouraged women and truthfully he's proven that through decades through his employment practices. Through his hiring practices."
Ivanka, along with her brothers Donald Jr. and Eric, have worked in the Trump Organization since earning their degrees, each focusing on a different area of the international corporation.
Ivanka said her father’s drive is what has made her so successful.
"He's been an amazing parent and given me every opportunity to succeed. He's been loving and supportive," she said. "He's pushed me. He's corrected me. He's disciplined me and I think as a parent now myself I appreciate how hard that is more than ever before."
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump has attacked Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton, calling her the “worst” Secretary of State the United States has ever had.
Yet personally, Ivanka Trump has been very close friends with Clinton’s daughter Chelsea, and says though her parents are currently attacking each other it has not affected their friendship. “I have great respect for her. She's been a great friend to me. I've been a great friend to her. So the politics of our parents is not relative to our friendship.”