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The family feud moment when Donald Trump made Ivanka cry

Ivanka Trump rushed out of a crisis meeting with her father. Photo: Getty
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When video showing Donald Trump making lewd comments about women surfaced online last year, Ivanka Trump urged her father to apologise in full.

However, he chose to ignore his daughter’s advice, reducing Ms Trump to tears, according to a New York Times report quoting sources in the room at the time.

“Mr Trump’s reaction was grudging,” the Times report recounted of the moments following the publication of a 2005 tape by the Washington Post in which Mr Trump said he grabbed women “by the p***y”.

“He agreed to say he was sorry if anyone was offended.”

According to the Times, Ms Trump urged her father to make a “full-throated apology” during the crisis discussion that took place in Mr Trump’s office.

“As she spoke, Mr Trump remained unyielding. His daughter’s eyes welled with tears, her face reddened, and she hurried out in frustration.”

Mr Trump did apologise, but was widely criticised for calling the video “nothing more than a distraction”.

Ms Trump has made no secret of her thoughts on resolving conflict. In her new book, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, she urges readers to “begin with an apology”.

The book, written before her father was elected president, has been criticised for failing to accurately represent the lives of the women it’s targeting. In it, Ms Trump bemoans not being able to meditate or have a massage during her father’s campaign.

“During extremely high-capacity times, like during the campaign, I went into survival mode: I worked and I was with my family; I didn’t do much else,” she wrote.

Ms Trump also wrote of attempting to “debunk the superwoman myth” by sharing photos on social media of herself without makeup or playing with her children.

“I began to wonder whether I had been doing women who work a disservice by not owning the reality that, because I’ve got an infant, I’m in my bathrobe at 7 a.m. and there’s pureed avocado all over me,” she wrote.

Critics have slammed the book as “completely out of touch” with the everyday challenges most average women face, given her extreme wealth, privilege and access.

Ms Trump and husband Jared Kushner have a combined net worth of nearly $A1 billion, according to financial disclosure documents released in April.

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani, who is featured in the book, went so far as to request Ms Trump stop quoting her.

“Don’t use my story in #WomenWhoWork unless you are going to stop being complicit,” Ms Saujani, who is a Democrat, tweeted on Wednesday.

Faced with strict government ethics rules, Ms Trump was forced to announce she would not be promoting Women Who Work.

“I want to be clear that this book is a personal project,” she said in a statement posted to her Facebook page.

“I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the prospective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election.

“Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances.”

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