Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump said Wednesday that the Republican presidential candidate would accept the results of the Nov 8 election, the AFP reported.
Trump, 70, has been warning ominously that the vote is “rigged,” particularly since his support has slid for the past 10 days after a series of charges that he sexually assaulted women.
That has fueled fears that his supporters might rise up in some fashion should they feel the election was not won fairly.
“He’ll either win or he won’t win and I believe he’ll accept the outcome either way,” Ivanka told MSNBC in an interview.
Ultimately, “my father is in this to win it,” she said in the interview in California.
But “I’m not interested in talking about alternative outcomes and of course I think my father will always do the right thing. That’s the type of person he is.”
Ivanka, 34, vice president of the Trump Organization, also said she tried to keep her distance from the campaign.
“When things have happened over the course of this campaign that are uncomfortable for us as a family, oftentimes, things have been said that are mischaracterizations or interpretations that are false… you know, a statement he will make, we’ll talk about it,” Trump’s eldest daughter said.
“We have a very open dialogue,” she stressed. He “is always ready to listen.”
Despite her brothers’ high-profile roles in the campaign, Ivanka said, “I don’t express my views on policy, with one exception as it relates to child care and advocating for women because… it was core to my personal and professional mission over the last decade.”
She also shot down claims that she is a behind-the-scenes campaign heavyweight.
“I am not the campaign mastermind, as people love to portray and speculate,” she said, “and I have been honest on that front.”
Earlier this week, Ivanka addressed her father’s shocking hot-mic comments about groping women.
She said: “My father’s comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive, and I’m glad that he acknowledged this fact with an immediate apology to my family and the American people.”
Ivanka said she has learned how to “shrug off” the unflattering coverage of her father, including allegations of sexual assault.
“The greatest comfort I have is the fact that I know my father. Most of the people who write about him don’t. I do,” she explained. “So that gives me an ability to shrug off the things that I read about him that are wrong.”