President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE reportedly once described his daughter and top adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Trump says he doesn't care if attacks on 'Squad' hurt him politically EXCLUSIVE: Career officials rebut claims of White House interference in security clearance process 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 PelosiDemocrats should rise above and unify against Trump's tweets 10 questions for Robert Mueller Ocasio-Cortez tears into Trump's immigration agenda: 'It's about ethnicity and racism' MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDem senator describes 'overcrowded quarters,' 'harsh odor' at border facilities Top Democrats demand security assessment of Trump properties Lawmakers pay tribute to late Justice Stevens 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 KushnerTrump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Trump: 'We already started' talks to get A$AP Rocky home from Sweden Kim Kardashian West thanks Trump, Kushner for helping efforts to free A$AP Rocky from Swedish jail 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.