Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of President Trump, ripped NBC for asking Ivanka Trump during an interview at the 2018 Winter Olympics if she believed her father’s denial of sexual harassment accusations.
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“I give her a lot of credit for going on NBC actually, because they haven’t been very kind to the president,” Lara Trump told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo during an interview on Thursday. “I think this was incredibly inappropriate to ask Ivanka, and she handled it with such class and such grace.”
Trump, who’s married to Eric Trump, also criticized the mainstream media for its “double standard,” pointing to a Chelsea Clinton interview with "Good Morning America." Hosts of the program did not ask the former first daughter about sexual misconduct allegations made against her father, Bill Clinton.
“It’s shocking, it’s ridiculous, it’s sad,” Trump said. “I could give you a million words to describe this, but it’s not surprising. The people who are in charge of the mainstream media in this country are out to get the president and our entire family at every turn. And then you see Chelsea Clinton, and nothing.”
During the 2016 presidential election, Trump helped to advise her father-in-law’s campaign and will do so again in 2020, now that the president has announced his plans to run again.
But what the president is focused on now, Trump said, is focusing on getting out his message ahead of special and midterm elections in 2018. He’ll be campaigning in Pittsburgh ahead of Tuesday’s special House election to replace Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned in the midst of several scandals.“What’s important is that the president wants to get the message out,” Trump said. “If the American people want to move the message forward, want to see the president successful for this country, we need great Republicans in office who are going to make sure the president’s agenda moved forward.”