President Donald Trump complained about political correctness at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday, telling the crowd he is not allowed to call his daughter Ivanka Trump, who is also a senior White House adviser, “beautiful” anymore.
“I know they’ll say this is nepotism,” Trump said, appearing to mock the #MeToo movement when he introduced his daughter, “but the truth is, she’s a very, very — you’re not allowed to use the word ‘beautiful’ anymore when you talk about women. It’s politically incorrect.”
“I will never call a woman beautiful again,” the president vowed before sarcastically asking men in the crowd to pledge never to call their wives beautiful again.
While introducing Ivanka Trump, Pres. Trump calls her "really smart" and says that "you're not allowed to use the word 'beautiful' anymore when you talk about women" because "it's politically incorrect."
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President Trump has a history of making unsettling comments about his daughter’s appearence.
In 2003, Trump bragged about his then-22-year-old daughter’s body on the Howard Stern Show, saying: “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka.”
“My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She made a lot money as a model—a tremendous amount.”
In a December 2004 New York magazine interview, Trump said, “Let me tell you one thing: Ivanka is a great, great beauty. Every guy in the country wants to go out with my daughter. But she’s got a boyfriend.”
In 2006, Donald and Ivanka appeared together on The View to promote Season Three of 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.”
He added: “I don’t think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
“Isn’t that terrible? How terrible? Is that terrible?”