Ivanka Trump: Dad's conflict with Megyn Kelly 'very sensationalized'
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Ivanka Trump says dad Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE’s dustup with Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly following the first Republican presidential debate was “very sensationalized.” 

What happened, the 33-year-old Trump Organization executive said at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women summit Wednesday in Washington, was “very much sort of for TV — what transpired both during the debate and following — I think in terms of the amount of interest and analysis of the feud.” 


The GOP presidential candidate slammed “The Kelly File” host for a question the journalist asked at the August debate about the 69-year-old real estate mogul’s views on women. The next day, Trump said during an interview that Kelly had “blood coming out of her — wherever.” 

Kelly commented on the clash at the same Fortune event on Tuesday, saying, “It’s clear we may have underestimated [Trump’s] anger-management skills.” 

Ivanka Trump said Wednesday of the entire exchange, “Truthfully, it didn’t interest me that much.” 

“I can only speak to the experience I’ve had," Trump said. "I’m a female executive at his company at the highest level. And I wouldn’t be the person I am today if he didn’t deeply believe in opportunity for women.” 

When asked by moderator Pattie Sellers if she offered any advice to her father following the feud, Trump replied, “My father is an unbelievable listener, and I don’t think people realize that until they actually know him. And he ultimately makes his own decisions and that’s what any leader needs to do.”