President Donald Trump is reportedly furious with first daughter Ivanka Trump after her comments about embattled Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore appeared in a campaign ad for Democratic opponent Doug Jones, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Trump's continued support for Moore is harming his relationship with daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump.
“There is a special place in hell for people who prey on children,” Trump told the Associated Press when the allegations were reported. “I’ve yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.”
“Do you believe this?” Trump reportedly asked aides in the Oval Office when he learned his daughter's words were being prominently featured in Moore opponent Jones's campaign ads.
The infighting has created a no-win situation for Republicans.
“Either we’re saddled with a Democrat in a seat that ought to be Republican,” GOP strategist Scott Jennings explained, “or we’re saddled with a brand anvil that’s going to drag down the president, drag down the Senate, drag down the party and plunge the Senate into immediate turmoil when he gets there.”
Watch the ad featuring the Ivanka Trump comments on Roy Moore that infuriated her father: