MSNBC Anchor Slams Ivanka Trump for Dressing Like a Woman

MSNBC Anchor Slams Ivanka Trump for Dressing Like a Woman
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Appearing as a guest on Sunday's MSNBC Live, MSNBC political analyst Joan Walsh fretted over Ivanka Trump wearing a "girlie" dress while sitting in for President Donald Trump in a meeting of the G-20. The left-wing Nationcorrespondent suggested that the dress made the President's daughter look like "property" -- reminiscent of "patriarchal, authoritarian societies" -- and bemoaned that Ivanka's behavior in the White House is "frightening."

Even liberal anchor Thomas Roberts seemed uncomfortable with some of his left-wing guest's comments as he fretted that "you're opening yourself up," and wondered if there was something wrong with being both a "feminist" and "girlie."

At 6:32 p.m ET, before going to Walsh, Roberts played a clip of President Trump in a speech praising Ivanka before an audience. The two MSNBC personalities then made cracks about Trump's comments as they reacted:

ROBERTS: As we know from statements made prior to the presidential position that he has talked about Ivanka in some odd ways for a dad to reflect --

JOAN WALSH, MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: That crossed my mind, too.

ROBERTS: -- on a daughter.

Walsh then turned into a fashion critic and suggested Ivanka was behaving like "property"  as she responded:

Right. With big bows on her sleeve. I mean, I don't mean to sound sexist -- it can be dangerous to comment on what women wear -- but the fact that she sat in for her father in a dress that was so incredibly ornamental was such a contradiction in terms. And I think that what we see is that in patriarchal, authoritarian societies, daughters have great value -- they are property. And the message that she is sending about her own value, about her place in the White House, and about the place of women in this administration, I think, are really frightening.

 Source: Newsbusters

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