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Ivanka, 34, grew angry with Cosmopolitan.com writer Prachi Gupta during a tough round of questions over Donald’s parenting policies
The mother-of-three refused to address why the plan does not include a policy about paternity leave
She also appeared to get riled up when Prachi quizzed her over a comment Donald made about pregnancy being an ‘inconvenience’ to employers
The businesswoman then took to Twitter where she told the magazine to ‘keep the focus where it belongs’ – issues impacting women and children
Ivanka has been helping her father to tout his new child care policies, introducing him at a rally in Aston, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday
The businesswoman also discussed the proposed policies during an appearance on Good Morning America earlier this week
Ivanka Trump has hit back on Twitter rant after she lost her cool during an interview about why her father’s child care plan doesn’t include gay fathers.
The usually calm and collected mother-of-three shut down an interview with Cosmopolitan after accusing them of having ‘a lot of negativity’ during a grilling about the proposals.
The 34-year-old businesswoman then took to Twitter where she advised the women’s magazine to ‘keep the focus where it belongs’ – issues impacting women and children.
‘Politics aside, I’m working to raise awareness on issues that are of critical importance to American women and families,’ Ivanka wrote. ‘Regardless of who you support, policies benefiting women+families are becoming topics of mainstream conversation & that’s a good thing.
‘Cosmopolitan, your readers do & should care about issues impacting women & children. Keep the focus where it belongs—advocating change.’
Ivanka has been fervently touting her father Donald’s proposed child care plan since he unveiled it on Tuesday night – and she appeared to take offence when Cosmo’s senior writer Prachi Gupta asked her to elaborate on how the plan relates to same-sex couples.
Gupta also questioned the successful businesswoman on her dad’s previous comments about pregnancy being an ‘inconvenience’ to employers.
‘So I think that you have a lot of negativity in these questions, and I think my father has put forth a very comprehensive and really revolutionary plan to deal with a lot of issues,’ Ivanka said. ‘So I don’t know how useful it is to spend too much time with you on this if you’re going to make a comment like that.’
Ivanka went on to insist that her father has a decades-long ‘track record’ of employing and supporting women working within the various Trump brands, noting that the policies at their company ‘reflect that’.
‘So my father has been a great advocate for the women in the workforce, and that’s part of why he recognized that reform is so necessary,’ she added.
Donald’s plan includes six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers, tax deductions for stay-at-home parents, and incentives for employers to provide childcare at the workplace.
Although the US is the only industrialized country in the world that doesn’t offer paid maternity leave, Ivanka’s interview with Prachi got off to a rocky start when the writer asked her why Donald’s child care plan doesn’t include paternity leave as well.
‘This is a giant leap from where we are today, which is sadly, nothing,’ Ivanka said, noting that the plan will allow mothers to recover and bond with their children after childbirth.
When asked about same-sex marriages, Ivanka insisted the plan is intended to benefit legally-married mothers who have given birth and prompted Prachi to read the policy online after the writer pointed out that it doesn’t help two men who are married and choose to adopt a child.
Prachi then moved on to ask Ivanka about her father calling pregnancy an ‘inconvenience to business’, which prompted the businesswoman to hit out at the writer, claiming that her questions were filled with ‘negativity’.
Although Prachi said she was sorry that Ivanka found the questions ‘negative’, she pointed out that ‘it is relevant’ when a presidential candidate who is touting new child care policies has once been quoted saying that.
Ivanka then bristled even further, replying: ‘Well, you said he made those comments. I don’t know that he said those comments.’
Prachi explained that she was quoting Donald from a 2004 interview he did with NBC, but things continued to go down hill from there when she asked how the GOP candidate planned on paying for the plan in addition to his promises to increase defense spending, provide tax cuts, and build a wall at the Mexican border.
Ivanka then reiterated her previous statements while explaining that her dad is unveiling his total tax-reform plan on Thursday, before making an excuse to leave.
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