Trump Says Ivanka Called Him "Daddy" & The Internet Is Like, Nope
Most people are used to Donald Trump mentioning Ivanka Trump, his daughter and White House adviser, during speeches and rallies. But during an event in North Dakota on Wednesday, Trump mentioned a tidbit about his daughter that surprised everyone. Trump said Ivanka calls him "daddy," and the internet reacted, well, about how you'd expect. From surprise to disgust, the denizens of Twitter shared GIFs and quips to express their feelings on the statement.
Yashar Ali, a contributor to New York and The Huffington Post, shared a video clip of Trump narrating the tidbit to a laughing crowd in North Dakota. "[Ivanka] said, 'Dad, can I come with you?' Actually she said 'Daddy, can I go with you?' I like that," Trump told his audience. In the clip, a smiling Ivanka could be seen walking toward the podium on the stage.
"Look at Ivanka, come on up, honey," Trump said. "She's so good. She wanted to make the trip." Ivanka then addressed the crowd and said, "Hi, North Dakota. We love this state, so it's always a pleasure to be back here."
One plausible explanation for the lack of comfort internet users have experienced at Trump's "daddy" revelation is that some find it peculiar that a 35-year-old woman addresses her father by "daddy." Here are some reactions from Twitter users.
"Sanitize My Entire Brain"
Sanitize my entire brain, please https://t.co/S9JHmBkWgA— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) September 6, 2017
Other Possible People
People Who Call Trump "Daddy"— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) September 6, 2017
Ted Cruz (part of campaign endorsement deal)
11 Russian Prostitutes
A memory happened to strike— Limericking (@Limericking) September 6, 2017
The pres as he stood at the mike:
“Ivanka, I’ll add,
Said Daddy, not Dad,
While asking to come, which I like.”
Totally normal. I'm close to Ivanka's age and I say that to my Daddy alllll the time. 🤔— Erin Altman (@AltmanErin) September 6, 2017
Ivanka's "Daddy can I go with you?" Prior to North Dakota trip, isn't appropriate. It's creepy. Stop it, Donald. Just stop it.— Linda Berry (@2belinda) September 6, 2017
So that exchange in North Dakota today with Ivanka and her "daddy" wasn't creepy at all. pic.twitter.com/divax6XbXl— KristapsRobinson (@CarlosDngrfield) September 6, 2017
"Can I Have A Pony?"
Trump quoting Ivanka saying "daddy" made me feel physically ill.— Parker Richards (@ParkerTRichards) September 6, 2017
The idea of Ivanka calling her dad "daddy" on a daily basis makes me want to puke https://t.co/oDDukkyRQv— Madam Feminist (@FeministKyla) September 6, 2017
One More GIF
Me, having to hear how much y'all's president likes Ivanka, the daughter he would "perhaps be dating" calling him "daddy": pic.twitter.com/MtdFRqLAlp— Chelsea Hensley (@ChelseaBigBang) September 6, 2017
Ivanka: Daddy can I go with you?— Big poppa (@Bigpopp79) September 6, 2017
Trump on Ivanka: "She actually said, ‘Daddy, can I go with you?’ I like that, right?" Ew. https://t.co/teZDYTbyHQ— Maraleen Shields ✒️ (@MDSatFLB) September 6, 2017
This Ivanka "Daddy" sound bite hurts my brain, my eyes, my ears, my heart and my stomach.— HRPolitics (@HRPolitics) September 6, 2017
"Ruin Your Day"
Not Eating Food Ever
Breaking: #Trump makes his daughter call him 'daddy,' creeps everywhere rejoice.— Vinnie the Gooch (@vinniethegooch) September 6, 2017
In related news, I will no longer be eating food. Ever.
"His 35-Year-Old Daughter"
... the president inviting his 35-yr-old daughter & white house aide on stage "she actually said 'daddy can i go with you?' i like that." pic.twitter.com/SlDc0a1gK6— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) September 6, 2017
This Kerry Washington GIF
"Make America Cringe Again"
“Daddy can i go with you?” Give me a fucking break. Grow up.— Baruch (@canonmanmx) September 6, 2017
@IvankaTrump : daddy, can I go to ND w/ u?— Hold'EmAccountable (@MittenMarko) September 6, 2017
Seriously? SERIOUSLY?? Beyond ridiculous. YOU aren't a czar & Ivanka isn't a princess, FFS.
"Gag, Gag, Gag"
If one thing is clear from the reactions to Trump's North Dakota tax reform event, it is that a large number of internet users don't exactly think Ivanka calling her father "daddy" is a perfectly normal occurrence. And it looks like the amount of cringe is continuing to grow.