Ivanka Trump Issues Statement About Her Father’s ‘Locker Room’ Talk

Ford Springer | Contributor

Ivanka Trump issued a statement Monday about the offensive comments her father, Donald Trump made in a 2005 recording that he has been defending as “locker room” talk.

It has been about two weeks since the tape, which revealed a lewd conversation about woment between the Republican nominee and Billy Bush, was published by The Washington Post.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump test the teleprompters and microphones on stage before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio

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Ivanka waited a while before offering her take on the leaked tape, but she didn’t have much to say about it.

“My father’s comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive, and I’m glad that he acknowledged this fact with an immediate apology to my family and the American people,” she told Fast Company in a statement Monday.

Her response echoed Melania Trump’s initial statement about the Republican nominee’s language in the 2005 recording.

“The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me. This does not represent the man that I know,” Melania said in a statement following the release of the tape. “I hope people will accept his apology, as I have.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, daughter, Ivanka Trump and Republican VIce Presidential nominee Mike Pence sit during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt

Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, daughter, Ivanka Trump and Republican VIce Presidential nominee Mike Pence sitting in the audience during the first Presidential Debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Melania appeared on both CNN and FOX News this week for interviews in which she discussed her feelings about her husbands remarks in more depth. She also defended her husband against the many women who have accused him of sexual assault since the tape was made public.

“I believe my husband,” she said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday. “This was all organized from the opposition. And with the details … did they ever check the background of these women? They don’t have any facts,” she said.

The presidential hopeful’s wife elaborated later on the “organized” effort by Clinton’s campaign and the media to rig the election.

“Well I see it how the media is portraying,” she said. “I see how they report things, and what they want to say and what they don’t want to say,” she said. “They’re going — just for example, he makes a speech 45 minutes long, they take a sentence out, and they’re going on and on about that sentence, nothing else.”

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