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Watch Ivanka Trump Run Away When Confronted About the ‘Send Her Back’ Chant
Where has Ivanka Trump been?
Many people have been asking that questions as of late.
Amid the humanitarian crisis on the border, and after her father Donald Trump issued racist tweets targeting four congresswomen of color, people wanted to know why Ivanka Trump, the supposed voice of compassion and moderation in the White House, had not spoken up.
Then on Wednesday night, Donald Trump stood silent for more than 13 seconds as the crowd at his rally in North Carolina chanted “send her back” to denounce Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. In the minds of “nervous Republicans,” and of Ivanka Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, things had finally gone too far, according to CBS News.
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That’s when Ivanka Trump decided to speak up — well sort of.
A “source” told CBS News that “President Trump took a lot of heat from his family over the racist chants at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Wednesday. He heard from first lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka and Vice President Mike Pence.”
Perhaps Ivanka Trump is hoping that reports about her concern and displeasure — via “people familiar with the situation” and speaking anonymously — will show the U.S. public that she has “not disappeared from view,” as some say, when America is in the grips of an increasingly polarizing debate about race and immigration.
But when confronted with the question directly, Ivanka didn’t want to talk about it.
CBS News’s Musadiq Bidar confronted Ivanka on Friday and asked the first daughter whether she wanted the people who chanted “send her back” to vote for her father.
Ivanka went silent and just walked away.
Take a look:
— Musadiq Bidar (@Bidar411) July 19, 2019