The Internet is going nuts over comments that Trump made in Dakota where he held one of his trade mark rallies and gave shout outs to his favourite daughter, asking her to join him on the stage to make a brief statement. Trump started his speech in North Dakota somewhat awkwardly, explaining to the crowds that he had just been informed before getting on stage that there were doughts in Dakota.
“I didn’t know there could be droughts this far up North,” he said sheepishly to the crowd. then went on to thank the people before moving on to the subject of his daughter.
President Trump said that Ivanka Trump pleaded to come along to a tax reform event on Wednesday.
“She said, ‘Dad, can I come with you,” Trump said while introducing his daughter, who is also a White House adviser, at a speech in North Dakota. “Actually she said ‘Daddy, can I go with you?’ I like that.”
“I said, ‘Yes, you can,’ ” he added.
Trump called his daughter up to the stage at the event at the start of his speech.
“Look at Ivanka, come on up honey, she’s so good,” Trump said. “She wanted to make the trip.”
Trump frequently singles out his daughter and her work at speeches, most recently acknowledging her with a shout-out during a speech last week.
Ivanka Trump addressed the crowd as well on Wednesday.
“Hi, North Dakota, we love this state so it’s always a pleasure to be back here,” she said.
“You treated us very very well in November and have continued to, so we like showing the love back,” she added.
Trump traveled to North Dakota on Wednesday as part of his push to pass tax reform through Congress.
He spent several minutes at the top of his speech discussing topics other than tax reform and making introductions for those attending the event, including Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.).
Some political pundits were not particularly happy with comments, asking if Ivanka was really an influential political advisor as many claim if she really has to beg to go with her father at a political and official function.
“If she’s an influential advisor and is a valuable asset to Trump’s team, then her place should be assured. She shouldn’t have to be begging like a 12 year old girl to be taken on a trip,” said Max Andrews, a political strategist based in Washington DC.
Stephen Colbert had a different take on the matter, giving a more detailed explanation and also explaining the theory why Ivanka, a 35 year old woman insists on calling her father “Daddy” as seen in the video above.
A “Bernie bro”, a supporter of Bernie Sanders wrote of Facebook blasting Trump for stealing Barack Obama’s slogan, “Yes we can.”