In what has become a regular occurrence with Donald Trump, we once again have him admitting that he finds his daughter Ivanka–especially at about the age of 13–sexually attractive. More sexually appealing than his current wife, Melania.
This admission, which appeared in the draft of an article by the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen, was later removed from the final draft which was published. Originally, Cohen had this quote from Trump:
“Is it wrong to be more sexually attracted to your own daughter than your wife?”
Cohen’s piece, titled “Our Next President, The Godfather,” was published today, but it was lacking the controversial line shown above.
Here’s the full excerpt as it originally appeared:
“Jared Kushner, our Tom Hagen, who married Trump’s stunning daughter Ivanka — ‘Can I ask you something?’ Trump asked someone I know, about his then-13-year-old kid, ‘Is it wrong to be more sexually attracted to your own daughter than your wife? — has lately lost some of this Boy Scout aura. It turns out Kushner’s admission to Harvard was preceded by his father’s $2.5 million pledge.”
All the Post would say about the removed line was this murky comment from editorial page editor Fred Hiatt:
“We edit every column to try to make it as good as it can be. We don’t think it would be fair to our writers to discuss the editing process, and don’t see what is to be gained by talking about things that are not published—there are countless drafts that never see the light of day.”
Given that this isn’t the first time Trump has made such disturbing remarks about his daughter, it seems likely that such a quote did come from his mouth. On another occasion, Trump told a reporter this about Ivanka:
“Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father . . . ”
Our President also had this to say about his little girl:
“She does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
Or there’s this quote from an interview Trump gave to Howard Stern:
“You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body.”