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Donald Trump is a feminist who has lived 'gender equality', claims daughter

By David Wilcock, Press Association

Published 03/07/2016

Presumptive Republican nominee for US president Donald Trumpwaves with his daughter Ivanka Trump on June 24, 2016 in Ayr, Scotland. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Presumptive Republican nominee for US president Donald Trumpwaves with his daughter Ivanka Trump on June 24, 2016 in Ayr, Scotland. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

US presidential candidate Donald Trump is a feminist who has "lived" gender equality, his daughter has said.

Ivanka Trump said that the polarising Republican hopeful had "employed women at the highest levels" of his businesses.

Her 70-year-old billionaire-cum-politician father has consistently polled badly with women in the US in the recent months of the election campaign, which comes to a head in November's election.

A Fox News poll at the end of June showed him 19% behind Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton among female voters.

But Ivanka, 34, who works on his campaign, told the Sunday Times her father's feminism was "a big reason I am the woman I am today".

She added: "He always told me and showed me that I could do anything I set my mind to if I married vision and passion with work ethic. He's also surrounded me with strong female role models who have done just that since I was a little girl.

"People talk about gender equality. He has lived it, he has employed women at the highest levels of the Trump Organization for decades, so I think it's a great testament to how capable he thinks women are and has shown that his whole life."

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