In his speech, the president egged Ivanka to join him on stage before saying he said he liked it when she called him “daddy.”
“By the way—Ivanka Trump. Everybody loves you, Ivanka,” he said as the crowd cheered. “Come up, honey. Should I bring Ivanka up? Sometimes they’ll say, ‘he can’t be that bad a guy, look at Ivanka’… She wanted to make the trip, she said ‘Dad, can I go with you’—she actually said, ‘Daddy, can I go with you.’ I like that, right?”
Trump: "Everybody loves Ivanka…she wanted to make the trip…she actually said 'Daddy, can I go with you?' I said, 'Yes you can' " pic.twitter.com/M0hGPMcCKy
— Axios (@axios) September 6, 2017
To her credit, Ivanka didn’t seem to like the comment—and she wasn’t alone.
Trump in North Dakota: "She actually said. 'Daddy, can I go with you?' I like that."
Ivanka's reaction: pic.twitter.com/kja8GEiwH0
— Esther Lee 👩🏻💻📰 (@EstherYuHsiLee) September 6, 2017
The off-the-cuff remarks didn’t do anything to quell the jokes that have been made at Trump’s expense regarding his relationship with his daughter. For instance, pranksters left postcards in Trump Tower last month that had the words “first lady” over a picture of Ivanka.
The president also infamously said he would be dating Ivanka if she weren’t his daughter on The View in 2006.
As you might imagine, people reacted to Trump’s “daddy” remarks accordingly. (A lot have to do with vomiting.)
— Black James Bond (@Vnorman007) September 6, 2017
me after watching that creepy clip of Trump and Ivanka pic.twitter.com/Tqou834bCt
— ivyarchive (@ivyarchive) September 6, 2017
— Emily (@Ms_Behavin55) September 6, 2017
Trump at tax speech: “Ivanka actually said to me, ‘Daddy, can I go with you?' I like that. Everyone loves Ivanka. Come on up here, honey.” pic.twitter.com/Za41fr48ih
— Chronicles of Yarnia (@CrochetItAintS0) September 6, 2017
— Falafelawless (@Ta3meya) September 6, 2017