Washington: Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said on Wednesday that her father will “do the right thing” and, whether he wins or loses, will accept the result of the November 8 election.
In remarks to TIME magazine, Ivanka Trump expressed confidence that her father, if he is defeated at the polls by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, will acknowledge her victory.
“Well, look, my father is in this to win it and, you know, I’m not interested in talking about alternative outcomes and, of course, I think my father will always do the right thing, “EFE news quoted her as saying.
“That’s the type of person he is,” she added.
The GOP candidate recently has been relentlessly pushing the idea that the election will be “rigged” against him, a stance that members of his own campaign team, including campaign director Kellyanne Conway, have contradicted.
Just hours before the third and last televised debate between the two main presidential candidates, Trump’s daughter seemed reluctant to agree with her father’s position.
“I will tell you that the media has been vicious,” she said in answer to a question about whether or not she feels that the election will be rigged against her father.
She went on to say that she felt the election is certainly rigged in terms of media bias, as the mogul’s campaign and his supporters have been claiming.
“I think from a media perspective, it’s very hard to get an accurate portrayal of who (my father) is as a person or the business he’s built, his professional accomplishments,” EFE quoted her as saying.
“In large part, we’ve stopped even trying with a lot of the mainstream publications because they just don’t – you know, I was going crazy around a year ago calling these reporters, trying to get them to at least hear our perspective and it’s just a waste of time,” she went on to say.
“But to your point, if – he’ll either win or he won’t win,” she concluded, “and I believe he’ll accept the outcome either way.”