POTUS reportedly pissed at Ivanka for condemning alleged pedophile
Buried within a New York Times story about President Trump sparring with the GOP over his unwavering support of Alabama Senate candidate and alleged child molester Roy Moore is the tension his endorsement is causing between 45 and his favorite daughter. Before POTUS broke his silence regarding the numerous sexual misconduct allegations, one of which involved a 14-year-old girl, against Moore, Ivanka gave a statement to AP condemning Moore.
“There is a special place in hell for people who prey on children,” Ivanka, who serves as a senior White House adviser, said. “I’ve yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.”
The next week, the president endorsed the guy who allegedly preyed on children. That must have made Thanksgiving awkward.
What the president did not foresee was that the friction would reach inside his immediate family. He vented his annoyance when his daughter Ivanka castigated Mr. Moore by saying there was “a special place in hell for people who prey on children,” according to three staff members who heard his comments.
“Do you believe this?” Mr. Trump asked several aides in the Oval Office. Mr. Moore’s Democratic opponent in the Alabama race, Doug Jones, quickly turned her comments into a campaign ad.
For once, Ivanka did the right thing and it bit her in the ass.
As for the president, he’s apparently so shaken by the wave of sexual harassers actually facing consequences that he voiced his doubt that the notorious “Access Hollywood” tape is real, despite copping to it during the election.
But something deeper has been consuming Mr. Trump. He sees the calls for Mr. Moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now-famous “Access Hollywood” tape, in which he boasted about grabbing women’s genitalia, and the flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after. He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently. (In the hours after it was revealed in October 2016, Mr. Trump acknowledged that the voice was his, and he apologized.)
Is he lying or is he sundowning? Perhaps a little of both?