How Ivanka Reacted To Donald Trump’s Dating Comment In 2006

Journalist Sarah Kendzior tweeted a remark the president-elect's daughter made in an August 2006 "Quotables" section of the Chicago Tribune.
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On a television talk show in 2006, President-elect Donald Trump (in)famously said he would date his daughter Ivanka, who was also on the show, if they weren't related. Ivanka's reaction to her father's comment from 10 years ago surfaced on Thanksgiving morning when journalist Sarah Kendzior tweeted a remark she made in an August 2006 "Quotables" section of the Chicago Tribune.

"If he wasn't my father, I would spray him with Mace," she said at the time.

Over the years, Trump has made several comments regarding his eldest daughter's looks.

In March 2006, Donald and Ivanka appeared on ABC's "The View" to promote the businesswoman's five-episode stint as a boardroom adviser on "The Apprentice." When asked how he would react if Ivanka, a former teen model, posed for Playboy, Trump replied: "It would be really disappointing — not really — but it would depend on what's inside the magazine. I don't think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure." Later on the show, he said that if Ivanka weren't his daughter, "perhaps I'd be dating her."

Following Trump's comments, his representative issued a statement that said the business mogul "was absolutely joking."

"He was making fun of himself for his tendency to date younger women," Jim Dowd told the Associated Press at the time. "It's a sense of humor that people don't see [from him] all the time."

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