Recent interviews by former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels -- both of whom report having had affairs with Donald Trump in 2006 -- involve claims that the now-president made remarks comparing them to his daughter, Ivanka, noting their similar beauty and intelligence.
Disturbing as these revelations might be, they are nowhere near the first time Trump has placed his daughter within a sexual context.
On at least four occasions, Trump has referenced Ivanka's appearance and date-worthiness in a public forum.
1) "You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She made a lot money as a model — a tremendous amount." — Trump said this on the Howard Stern radio show in 2003, Politico reported.
2) "Ivanka is a great, great beauty. Every guy in the country wants to go out with my daughter. But she's got a boyfriend."— Trump said this in a 2004 New York Magazine profile.
3) "I don't think Ivanka would do that inside the magazine. Although she does have a very nice figure. I've said that if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her." — This one deserves a longer explanation: In 2006, Trump and Ivanka appeared on ABC's "The View," where the hosts asked what Trump would do if Playboy put Ivanka, then 24 and a former model, on the cover.
Trump responded that it would depend on whether there were nude photographs, then made his comment about dating her. "Is that terrible?" he said as the audience and hosts laughed. His office later put out a news release: "He was absolutely joking. He was making fun of himself for his tendency to date younger women."
4) "Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father ..." — Trump said this in a 2015 interview with Paul Solataroff for the September issue of Rolling Stone.
The Post also noted that Trump's 'appreciation' for Ivanka's physical appearance also carried over to a woman who resembled his daughter on the set of the president's former reality show:
One of the details grabbing attention in the big Associated Press story today about Donald Trump's behavior toward women on the set of "The Apprentice" is another entry in a genre that has disturbed, fascinated and confused many over the course of the presidential primary season: Trump apparently had a fascination with a camerawoman — whose looks he compared to those of his daughter Ivanka.
"He would just mention it all the time," Rebecca Arndt, a camera assistant who worked on the reality show, told the Associated Press. "I remember him comparing Ivanka to her and saying that only Ivanka was prettier."