Ivanka Trump's first reaction to hearing her father alongside Billy Bush on those now infamous Access Hollywood tapes was crying, according to a New York Times profile published Tuesday.
The first daughter was apparently very much affected by her fathers comments as her "eyes welled with tears" on initial viewing of the footage.
"Ivanka Trump made an emphatic case for a full-throated apology, according to several people who were present for the crisis discussion that unfolded in Mr. Trump's 26th-floor office," The NY Times article said. "Raised amid a swirl of tabloid headlines, she had spent her adult life branding herself as her father's poised, family-focused daughter. She marketed her clothing line with slogans about female empowerment and was finishing a book on the topic. As she spoke, Mr. Trump remained unyielding. His daughter's eyes welled with tears, her face reddened, and she hurried out in frustration."
The initial tapes surfaced in October of 2016, wherein Donald Trump was recorded saying, "Grab them by the p---y, You can do anything." Naturally, an uproar ensued thereafter but it was unknown to this day how Ivanka reacted to hearing her father make these lewd comments.
People have questioned Ivanka's agenda as she claims to want to make strides as an advocate for women, but some say her motives are simply to push her father's bigoted agenda. Though questionable, Ivanka is the one person who might be able to effectively talk to a man who often times doesn't listen to anyone.
"I'm his daughter. I've known him my entire life. He trusts me," she said. "I don't have a hidden agenda. I'm not looking to hit him to help myself."
"I do believe that in time I'll get to the right place," she said. "In the short run I'll have missteps, and, in some cases, I'll take shots that I could have avoided if I had publicly said what I think. I'm really, really trying to learn."