Will Ivanka Trump be the First Female President? Samantha Bee Thinks So

Will Ivanka Trump be the first female president?
Ivanka Trump, Adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference October 25, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images

There will be a female president in Samantha Bee's lifetime, and the late night talk show host believes it will be Ivanka Trump.

The Full Frontal with Samantha Bee host appeared at the New York Comedy Festival Wednesday for a conversation with comedian Ana Gasteyer. During the audience Q&A portion of the talk, Bee was asked to share her thoughts of who would be the first woman to take the White House. "I feel so sad that you asked me that question because I'm gonna give you my honest answer. It's gonna ruin everyone's night," Bee said. "I honestly—I'm so sorry—I think maybe our first female president might be Ivanka Trump."

Bee's response understandably shocked audience members—she has been a vocal critic of Trump and his family—and Gasteyer strongly disagreed. "We may go into an era of dumb shits who are popular," Gasteyer said. "It could be a Real Housewife. I think this is all just about charisma and popularity."

If the occupant of the Oval Office is won based on popularity and who Americans "recognize from television," Ivanka might have a shot. In a poll conducted by Politico/Morning Consult released Wednesday, the president's oldest daughter and one of his top White House advisors had a 44 percent approval rating. That makes her more popular than her father. In a separate CNN poll conducted by SSRS, also released on Wednesday, 40 percent of Americans said they though President Trump was doing a good job.

Ivanka is also one of the most popular members of the Trump clan. The Politco poll found that her brother Donald Trump Jr. has a 37 percent approval rating, and her husband, Jared Kushner, has an approval rating of 22 percent.

Maybe it's not too early to start thinking about an Ivanka Trump Administration after all.