Donald Trump and feminist don't usually go hand and hand.
Donald Trump is running for president and has been the most entertaining candidate to ever hit the presidential race. He's racist, homophobic, sexist, elitist, and commonly referred to as a bigot. However, his daughter is claiming that her father is a feminist. However, the voters can decide that for themselves. In an interview with Town and Country for their February 2016 issue, Ivanka stood by her statement when she called her father a feminist though she did say that they would "have to ask him that".
"He 100% believes in equality of gender, so, yes, absolutely — socially, politically and economically," Ivanka said.
Ivanka went on to point out that women have held high ranking positions in his businesses for years even if many believe that's debatable,"This company, over four decades, has always had women in its highest ranks. I think he's one of the great advocates for women, and he has been a great example to me my whole life."
She argued that if he "didn't feel that women were as competent as men, I would be relegated to some role subordinate to my brothers. I think this is one of his great strengths: He fully prioritizes merit and accomplishment and skill and ability over background, education and gender," while concluding that Trump has, "confidence in women to do any job that a man can do, and my whole life has been proof of that."
Many critics have pointed out that Donald Trump has made very rude and sexist comments about the following women: Rosie O'Donnell, Gail Collins, Megyn Kelly, Carly Fiorina, Hillary Clinton, and many many more.
Ivanka's response? "You could also list a few comments he's made about men that are unflattering. I think he's highly gender-neutral. If he doesn't like someone he'll articulate that, and I think it's also part of what resonates about him. He'll say what he's thinking. It's amazing to see how his message has resonated and what he's been able to accomplish as a non-politician with a very strong point of view."