As Senator Bob Corker became the latest in a list of people removing themselves from becoming potential vice presidents to a Donald Trump presidency, he told CNN that he had a suggestion for the perfect VP for Trump: Donald’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.
Following his removal as Trump’s potential running mate on Wednesday, Senator Corker sat for an interview with CNN, during which he threw in his vote for Ivanka Trump as vice president, being sure to emphasize her looks — as is par for the course with the Trump campaign.
“His best running mate, by the way, would be Ivanka. I know that wouldn’t pass muster, probably. But I don’t know that I’ve met a more composed, brilliant, beautiful-in-every-way person.”
Sen. Corker met with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, while he campaigned with Donald in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday. He noted that Ivanka and her husband, as well as Trump’s son Eric, have all played major roles in the Trump campaign, saying that all three are “most impressive.”
Eric Trump, who spoke with Fox & Friends on Thursday, also fully supports the idea of his sister Ivanka becoming vice president. After being shown the clip of Sen. Corker tossing around the idea of Ivanka being Donald’s running mate, he agreed that she was beautiful, and was, therefore, perfect for the job of vice president.
“I agree, right? She’s got the beautiful looks, right? She’s got — she’s smart, she’s smart, smart, smart…. She’s certainly got my vote.”
During his interview, Eric also saw fit to comment on recent claims of anti-Semitism lobbed at his father following a tweet posted on the elder Trump’s Twitter page that featured an image of Hillary Clinton, a pile of money, and a six-pointed star. Trump later tweeted another picture of a six-pointed star on the cover of a Frozen sticker book as a means of proving his previous tweet about Clinton wasn’t anti-Semitic. Eric corroborated his father’s story with an explanation akin to the likes of “I can’t be racist, I have African-American friends.”
“This is the craziness in politics. I mean this is little things planted by Hillary’s administration, her you know, her people, saying that he’s an anti-Semite. My sister is Jewish. My brother-in-law is Jewish. We hire more Jewish people in our organization than anybody. I mean, half of our organization is Jewish.”
At the moment, Ivanka Trump has made no announcements on whether or not she will throw in her hat for vice president, and while many find the idea far-fetched, given Donald Trump’s sometimes misogynistic comments about women (for a running list of sexist Trump comments over the years, visit the Telegraph’s Donald Trump Sexism Tracker), Ivanka argues that her father is, in fact, a feminist who fights and lives gender equality.
According to Newsmax, Ivanka credits Trump’s supposed feminism for making her the woman she is today.
“He always told me and showed me that I could do anything I set my mind to if I married vision and passion with work ethic. He’s also surrounded me with strong female role models who have done just that since I was a little girl.
“People talk about gender equality. He has lived it. I think it’s a great testament to how capable he thinks women are and has shown that his whole life.”
Ivanka Trump says she “100 percent” supports gender equality, which, she believes, makes her a feminist “by definition,” and it’s all thanks to her father.
Turning 35-years-old in October, less than three months before the inauguration, Ivanka Trump would just pass the constitutional age threshold for the vice president by a week or so.
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