Update: A source close to Ivanka Trump tells Us Weekly that a company staff member accidentally liked the post and has since deleted it.
Ivanka Trump liked a bizarre tweet then deleted it, claims CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski. On Monday he took a took a screenshot of the “like” on Ivanka’s Twitter account. She allegedly liked a 2004 article by Huffington Post titled, “Trump in 2004: It’s OK to call daughter Ivanka a ‘piece of a**’.”
As Mashable reports, the “like” is confusing. Is it possible Ivanka Trump liked an article that detailed how her father agreed with Stern on his lecherous comments made about her?
When Kaczynkski revealed his find, he retweeted it with his own comment of “OMG.” He was soon bombarded with followers checking Ivanka Trump’s Twitter account for themselves, but didn’t see it. There were suspicions of a hoax, but Kaczynski said it was the real thing. The CNN reporter tweeted that he was able to view it on his mobile device, but tweeted about 30 minutes later that the “like” on Ivanka’s account had been unliked.
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) October 10, 2016
In viewing Andrew Kaczynski’s screenshot of the supposed “like” on Ivanka Trump’s account, she had a total 1,058 likes. When he noted the like was deleted, she had 1,057 likes.
— Milo A. Wendt (@YanceyMc) October 10, 2016
Many questioned Kaczynski’s tweets until a few others noticed the “like” as well. Another follower said he took a screenshot on his computer. A mix of believers and skeptics weighed in on the alleged “like” Ivanka Trump had on her Twitter account. Someone said it’s possible Ivanka hit the like button as a means of bookmarking it to peruse later.
The Huffington Post article that Ivanka purportedly liked also summarized other confusing comments her father made about her during a 2006 interview on The View. He was asked how he’d feel about his daughter appearing nude in Playboy magazine.
“It would be really disappointing — not really — but it would depend on what’s inside the magazine,” Trump said. “I don’t think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
In a fairly recent interview with Rolling Stone in 2015, Donald Trump said something very similar about Ivanka.
“Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father…,” he said.
In a 2003 interview with Howard Stern, the Republican presidential nominee said his daughter has “the best body.” If that wasn’t enough, former staffers The Apprentice told the AP that Trump would frequently compliment the women on their looks and compare them to his daughter.
“He would just mention it all the time,” Rebecca Arndt, a camera assistant for The Apprentice said.”I remember him comparing Ivanka to her and saying that only Ivanka was prettier.”
Ivanka Trump hasn’t commented on the comments her father has made about her or two other women he was heard ogling over on a 2005 tape that was released last Friday. In the tape, Trump talked about how he tried sleeping with Entertainment Tonight host, Nancy O’Dell, and was heard bantering with Today’s Billy Bush about how hot daytime actress, Arianne Zucker, was. He was newly married to Melania Trump at the time he made the offensive remarks.
Ivanka did appear at the second presidential debate Sunday night.
The “locker room banter” was damaging to Trump’s campaign. The tape released also revealed the terrible things he said about groping women by their genitals and kissing them. Trump told Bush that celebrities could get away with whatever they want.
As bizarre as this election is with all of the bombshell developments hitting headlines on a daily basis, perhaps the idea that Ivanka Trump liked the article is even more so.
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