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