Trump Compliments Ivanka, Barely Mentions Tiffany During Rare Moment With Both Daughters

President Donald Trump seemed to again play favorites with his children during an infrastructure talk in Ohio Thursday as he appeared with both Ivanka Trump and Tiffany Trump in a rare public event with both of his daughters. "Speaking of a job well done, we have two of my daughters here today: Ivanka, who is working hard on infrastructure! Ivanka ... and Tiffany!" President Trump said.

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It is unclear whether the president intentionally or accidentally played up the contributions his older daughter has made while barely mentioning his youngest daughter. Ivanka Trump, 36, works directly for her father as a senior White House adviser, while Tiffany Trump, 24, studies at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C.

It's not the first time the president has seemingly expressed favoritism about his two daughters. In a 2004 interview in New York Magazine, Donald Trump spoke proudly of Ivanka Trump's accomplishments, called her "a great, great beauty," and said that "every guy in the country wants to go out with my daughter."

Asked if there was favorite-playing, Donald Trump said, "Come on! Daddy's little girl!" and suddenly remembered his younger daughter, according to the magazine. "You know I have another daughter, with Marla, named Tiffany?" he said. "She's just a beautiful great kid also. But it's very separate. When you have separate wives, it's sort of . . . separate."

On Election Day 2016, on a call-in to Fox & Friends, Trump again sounded less gushing about his younger daughter. "I'm very proud 'cause Don and Eric and Ivanka and, you know, to a lesser extent 'cause she just got out of school, out of college, but, uh, Tiffany, who's also been so terrific," he said.

With a 12-year age gap, the Trump daughters are in different places in their lives. Ivanka Trump has three children with Jared Kushner and often posts family photos on social media, while Tiffany Trump's Instagram features a handful of photos from nights out.

Despite the perception she is the less-favored daughter, Tiffany Trump hasn't expressed any jealously publicly. She has posted photos with Ivanka Trump on her Instagram, including one from May 2017 captioned, "I'm so proud of my big sister @IvankaTrump on the launch of her #WomenWhoWorkBook!"

The president, who has had three wives, also has three sons.