Ivanka Trump is 'Fake' and 'So Opposite of the Image She Put Out There,' Trump Family Author Claims

First daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump isn't who she projects herself to be but rather a “fake,” according to the author of a new book on the Trump family.

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Vanity Fair reporter Emily Jane Fox made the claim last week at an event celebrating her newly released book, Born Trump: Inside America's First Family. Members of the New York elite apparently chatted at the event about the first daughter's silence for days on President Donald Trump's policy leading to the separation of immigrant families, as well as other actions contributing to her “fall.”

“It's really easy for someone whose sole job in the White House is women and children to issue a statement,” Fox said during an interview last Tuesday at a New York private club with New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd. “Even Melania did it.”

Fox added, “It just shows how fake Ivanka is. She's crafted this whole image of herself that's not actually her.”

Fox also said that “the real her is cooler, slightly more interesting, funnier. She curses like a sailor. She partied a lot when she was younger. She flashed a hot dog vendor when she was in eighth grade. She chain-smoked. Which is so opposite of the image she put out there.”

Fox added, “What you're seeing now is the unmasking. She can't control the narrative anymore because she's so inauthentic. It has really come back to bite her.”

Ivanka Trump watches as President Donald Trump answers questions after signing a June 20 executive order that ended the practice of separating family members who are apprehended while illegally entering the United States. The first daughter was criticized for her days-long silence on the practice. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Ivanka Trump has cast herself as an advocate for women's rights who is compassionate toward children and families. But she has often been chided because her actions and her role within the Trump administration are seen as not matching her words or the image she puts out of herself.

The president's eldest daughter faced particular criticism for standing by her father's misleading claim that Congress is to blame for migrant families being torn apart at the southern border.

“Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values,” she tweeted last Wednesday after the president signed an executive order halting the family separations that his own policy had brought about. “The same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families.”

President Trump recently told House Republicans that his daughter asked, “Daddy, what are we doing about this?” referring to images of crying children being separated from their families. “But nobody is buying her blond savior routine anymore,” Dowd wrote.

Asked earlier this month on MSNBC whether she believes Ivanka Trump and first lady Melania Trump are “dead inside,” “numb” and “paid off,” Fox responded, “Yes, yes and yes.”

“Ivanka Trump is the most masterful compartmentalizer that America has maybe ever seen,” Fox said at the time. “She is able to separate those things in a way that you and I probably can't understand.”