Ivanka Trump has slammed a journalist for asking “inappropriate” questions about accusations of sexual misconduct made against her father.
Donald Trump has been accused of sexually assaulting several women before he became US President – claims he has strenuously denied.
In an interview with NBC News, his daughter Ivanka was asked to address the accusations made against her father.
She told the reporter that he would not have asked “many other daughters” such a question and said she believed she reserved the “right” to believe her father.
The interview was aired on Monday to coincide with the end of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Ms Trump had visited the sporting event in her official role as the US President’s assistant and met with the President of South Korea.
In the discussion, reporter Peter Alexander asked her: “Do you believe your father’s accusers?”
To which she replied: “I think it is a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he has affirmatively stated that there is no truth to it.”
She went on to say: “I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters.”
“I believe my father, I know my father,” she added. “So I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father.”
Rachel Crooks, who is one of the women who claims Mr Trump forcibly kissed her in 2006, tweeted: “I understand the unfortunate position someone would be in to have to admit their father is a misogynist and a sexual predator, but those who remain complicit in his actions are also part of the problem.”
The President repeatedly threatened to sue women accusing him of assault but he has not done so.
In the interview, Ms Trump – who has presented herself as an advocate of women and families – said her father’s idea of arming teachers with guns to prevent school shootings is an idea worth discussing.