White House advisor and first daughter Ivanka Trump said during an interview with “The View” host Abby Huntsman that she is unconcerned about the any of her family’s Russia connections.
“Literally almost nothing,” was Trump’s answer about whether she knew about the prospective deal for Trump Tower in Russia. “We were an active business.”
“There was never a binding contract. I never talked to the — with a third party outside of the organization about it. It was one of — I mean we could have had 40 or 50 deals like that, that were floating around, that somebody was looking at. Nobody visited it to see if it was worth our time. So this was not exactly like an advanced project,” the president’s daughter said.
Questions about the potential real estate venture were brought to the view of the media by the investigation into possible collusion with the Russians that have been under investigation for over a year.
“It’s not like it’s a strange thing, as a hospitality company or a development company, to have a hotel or a property in Russia. We’re not talking about Iran. It was Russia. And we weren’t even advanced enough that anyone had even visited the prospective project site. So it really was just a non-factor in our minds. I’m not sure that anyone would have thought of it,” she added.
The conversation later pivoted to an art exhibit in Washington, D.C., that is an interactive experience where people are invited to throw crumbs at a model that resembles a vacuuming Ivanka Trump, Trump called the exhibit “a very sexist representation of a woman.”
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“What bothered me about this image is that they hired a 16-year-old girl to stand there and have crumbs thrown at her for two hours a day for a couple of months,” Trump said.
“So I have a real problem with that … and that was what infuriated me, more than anything.”