Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE's wife and daughters defended the business mogul against accusations of sexism on Tuesday, saying they have always seen him as fair-minded.


"I think the way he raised me, the way he raised Tiffany, it's a testament to the fact that he believes in inspiring women and empowering women," said his daughter Ivanka. "He always taught me that there wasn't anything I couldn't do if I set my mind to it, if I had deep passion."

Tiffany echoed that sentiment, saying, "He wants us to do the best, and he has the utmost faith that we can accomplish whatever set our minds to just as well as men, if not better."

And his wife, Melania, said he treats women fairly.

"He treats everyone equally, so if you're a woman and they attack him, he will attack back no matter who they are. We are all human. He encourages everybody, you're a man or a woman," she said.

The former reality television star has taken heavy criticism for his rhetoric about women. In the most recent instance, Trump stirred up controversy by retweeting a picture that compared Melania with Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzLoeffler calls for hearing in wake of Netflix's 'Cuties' Health care in the crosshairs with new Trump Supreme Court list 'Parks and Rec' cast members hosting special reunion to raise money for Wisconsin Democrats MORE.