NBC was “incredibly inappropriate” to ask first daughter Ivanka Trump if she believed her father’s sexual misconduct and assault accusers during an interview in South Korea last month, Lara Trump said Thursday. The interview was the latest sign that the media is out "to get" the Trump family, the president's daughter-in-law added during an appearance on Fox Business Network.
“If it wasn’t for a double standard the media would have no standard at all in this country,” said Lara Trump, who is married to the president’s son, Eric. “It’s shocking, it is ridiculous, it’s sad, I could give you a million words to describe this but it’s not surprising, because the people who are in charge of the mainstream media are out to get the president and our entire family at every turn.”
Lara Trump also praised her sister-in-law and said NBC had not been “very kind” to the president. “I give her a lot of credit for going on NBC quite frankly because they haven’t been very kind to the president,” she said of Ivanka Trump. “And I thought this was incredibly inappropriate to ask Ivanka and she handled with such class, such grace.”
Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser in her father’s administration, spoke with NBC for a wide-ranging interview that aired February 26 during which she defended President Donald Trump from his accusers but also deemed the question “inappropriate.” “I believe my father,” she said. “I know my father. So I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father."
President Trump has long been critical of the mainstream media for reporting on his business failures, links to Russia, perceived mismanagement of the White House and sexual history, among other controversies. Before he was elected, the Republican business mogul was accused by at least 19 women of sexual harassment and assault. The president has denied his accusers’ claims.
Lara Trump has for months been part of the president’s efforts to circumvent the mainstream media. In August, she started hosting an online program called “Real News” on the president’s official Facebook page. She highlighted stories that were more positive toward the president and stated she “bet[s] you haven’t heard about because there’s so much fake news out there.”