Washington: Donald Trump has suggested that if his daughter Ivanka were the victim of workplace sexual harassment, she should find another job.
According to reports, Trump in an interview published Monday in USA Today, continued to defend his friend Roger Ailes who was ousted from his position atop Fox News after charges of serial sexual harassment.
The Republican presidential nominee said it was "sad" that women were "complaining" about Ailes. Trump was then asked about his own daughter Ivanka.
He replied: "I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case."
Defending his father’s comments, Eric Trump said on Tuesday his sister, Ivanka, is "strong" and "powerful" and would never allow herself to be sexually harassed by her boss.
"Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn't allow herself to be [subjected] to it, and by the way, you should take it up with Human Resources, and I think she would as a strong person, at the same time, I don't think she would allow herself to be subjected to that," he told CBS's Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning".
But later that day, Ivanka Trump appeared to try to clean up her father's and brother's comments on sexual harassment by calling harassment "totally inexcusable".
Ivanka Trump told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that harassment of any kind is unacceptable and praised the Trump Organization for having a human resources program equipped to deal with it.
"I think sexual harassment is inexcusable in any setting," she said. "I think harassment in general, regardless sexual or otherwise, is totally inexcusable. And if it transpires, it needs to be reported and it needs to be dealt with on a company level. We have a very strong HR team at the Trump organization who is equipped to deal with these issues if they arise and you hope they never arise. You hope you have a culture in which they don't arise. But, when they do, it needs to be dealt with swiftly."