Ivanka Becomes First Trump Member to Weigh in on Roy Moore Scandal

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November 16, 2017Nov 16, 2017

For the first time since allegations began, a member of the Trump family has weighed in on the conversation about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Ivanka Trump was interviewing with the Associated Press when the topic was brought up. 

The majority of the interview revolved around tax reform. Trump said that in the midst of meetings about tax reform, the chaos surrounding the Roy Moore scandal broke.

According to AP, the First Daughter was walking out of the Capitol when reporters bombarded her about Moore. The Senate candidate from Alabama was accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Initially, Trump brushed off the questions. 

In the interview, she finally shared her opinion. While she did not call for Roy Moore to exit the race for Senate, she did say that the allegations are alarming. 

She said, "There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children."

Trump also said that while arguments are occurring on both sides of the story, doubting the victims can be harmful. 

She said, "I've yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims' accounts."

It is no surprise that Ivanka is the first Trump member to speak out about the allegations. While she has been focusing on tax reform more recently, her central focus has been on women's empowerment. Earlier this month, she focused on widespread problems regarding respect to women in the workforce. 

She said, "All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect. This takes many forms, including harassment, which can never be tolerated."

President Trump still has not commented on the Roy Moore allegations. According to CNN, a White House official said that the president is waiting to publicly comment until more has been revealed about the situation. 

As of now, Roy Moore has given no indication that he intends on dropping out of his Senate race. 

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