President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE reportedly once described his daughter and top adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpAuthor of book on Kushners mocks Jared: He couldn't get a TSA PreCheck without Trump's help Africa's women can change a continent: Will Ivanka give them her full support? A Trump visit to Africa is important — and carries some urgency MORE as “like a Democrat” to congressional leaders.

A new book from Politico reporters Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman details a 2017 White House meeting at which the president joked about his daughter’s political leanings.


As then-House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDemocrats are playing voters on their fantasies for impeachment The Hill's Morning Report - Trump tells House investigators 'no' Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars Dem legal analyst says media 'overplayed' hand in Mueller coverage MORE (D-N.Y.) entered a meeting with Trump and top House and Senate Republicans, the president made the joking comment about his daughter, according to an excerpt from “The Hill to Die On” reported by People magazine.

“After [Pelosi] walked in the door, Trump said, ‘I’ve gotta get Ivanka,’” according to the book. “When Ivanka eventually entered the room in the middle of the discussion, Trump said, ‘You know my daughter Ivanka. She’s like a Democrat.’”

The comment is similar to others reported in recent months. Journalist Bob Woodward explained in his 2018 book “Fear” that the president regularly joked that his daughter and her husband, White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDemocrats are playing voters on their fantasies for impeachment Author of book on Kushners mocks Jared: He couldn't get a TSA PreCheck without Trump's help What Jared Kushner has to tell Donald Trump on immigration MORE, were Democrats.

Ivanka Trump, who has been described as a “one-time Democrat,” is known to have tried to push a more moderate influence on her father’s policy, including pushing him to remain in the Paris climate deal.

But another new book on the Kushner family reported that Trump directed his former chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE to “get rid off” the pair of advisers and send them back to New York.