The First Daughter scolds NBC for asking about her dad's alleged misconduct and "The View" isn't having it.
The Hot Topic of the morning was the First Daughter and presidential advisor telling NBC's Peter Alexander it was "inappropriate" to ask if she believed her father's sexual misconduct accusers during an interview. "I don't think that's a question you would ask many other daughters. I believe my father, I know my father," she added in her response. "I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father."
Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the conversation by pointing out how Ivanka works in "an official capacity in the White House," before asking, "was this an inappropriate question?"
"I don't think so at all. I think it was completely fair game," replied Sunny Hostin. "She is not just his daughter, she's the White House senior advisor, she has an office in the West Wing, her platform is supposed to be about helping women. I think if your father has been accused by 16 women, then that's something you should talk about."
"If she had not wanted that position and has not been so vocal about empowering women and talking about other accusers, you can't just toggle on the daughter switch when you're in an uncomfortable position," added guest host Patton Oswalt.
He then compared her to a Donkey Kong video game character.
"If #MeToo is thought of as a video game, Donald Trump is like the final boss," he joked. "He's Donkey Kong at the top of the thing and she's the princess standing next to him. Like, can we talk about the flaming barrels he's throwing? They're like, we're not going to talk about that right now."
Meghan McCain, speaking from the POV of a fellow politician's daughter, said Ivanka should have known how to spin the question in her favor. "The thing that always exacerbates me with this administration is it is so evident their children aren't political media trained," she said. "They're clearly trained to protect a brand. But there's no political spin. There is a way to do it."
"When you're in, you're in and nothing is off limits," she added.
"She shouldn't have taken the job," Joy Behar said, flat out. "Nepotism is a bad idea. The office is not about selling your shoes.