If you thought the lecherous comments by Donald Trump about his daughter Ivanka were creepy, you’ll probably find son Eric Trump’s comments about his sister disturbing too.
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt began by playing a soundbite from Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) endorsing Ivanka as Trump’s vice president:
“His best running mate, by the way, would be Ivanka. I know that wouldn’t pass muster, probably. But I don’t know that I’ve met a more composed, brilliant, beautiful-in-every-way person.”
Nobody mentioned that just one day before, Corker had taken himself out of consideration for vice president. Nor did anyone point out how weird it was for the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be touting the political-neophyte daughter of a political-neophyte candidate to be second in command of the most powerful country in the free world.
As was later brought up, Ivanka isn’t even 35 yet (though Eric said she would be by Inauguration Day).
But, hey, maybe sex appeal trumps everything in GOP-land.
Co-host Steve Doocy sounded gleeful as he asked Eric for his reaction. And Eric was all in for his sister as VP:
“I agree, right? She’s got the beautiful looks. She’s got — she’s smart, she’s smart, smart, smart. … Hey, she’s certainly got my vote.”
Earhardt chimed in:
“She definitely has the business sense. My gosh. Every store I go in, the shoes, the jewelry.”
Notice something missing from all this Ivanka love? Such as a little thing like qualifications to run the country?
You could easily get the impression from watching this discussion that “beautiful looks” and “business sense” are all these people care about for such a demanding, complicated, and important job as vice president.
See for yourself, from the July 7 Fox & Friends.