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October 28, 2016 4:58 PM EDT

Donald Trump deals with protesters at his rallies and properties, but Ivanka Trump, his eldest daughter, is facing boycotters of her own. During an interview with George Stephanopoulos, in which he asked her about the recent #GrabYourWallet movement protesting her brand, Trump explained why she would rather “talk to the millions, tens of millions of American women who are inspired by the brand” rather than focus on the negative news.

While the boycott has gained traction — over 2,000 women said they will not buy her clothes — Ivanka Trump isn’t letting it faze her. Trump deflected the question and instead talked about female empowerment. She told Stephanopoulos, “My advocacy of women, trying to empower them at all aspects of their life started long before this presidential campaign did. I’ve never politicized that message.”

The root of the protest goes back to Trump’s 2005 recording of the GOP nominee saying he could “do anything” to women, including “grab them by the p—ssy.” In the interview with Stephanopoulos, Trump said there’s nothing she can do about people who want to “politicize” her message of female empowerment because “they may disagree with the politics of my father.” She also admitted that although they’re not a political family, she’s not surprised by her father’s success. “I’ve never in the past seen him fail,” she said.

[ABC News]

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