"Sometimes they'll say you know he can't be that bad a guy, look at Ivanka". "I said, 'Yes, you can".
The incident allegedly threw the meeting off course, as Trump paid attention to his granddaughter, asking her to speak in Mandarin and praising her "good, smart genes".
Trump's comments about Ivanka have triggered controversy in the past as well.
CNN's Kirsten Powers said Wednesday night that President Trump believes his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump "isn't that impressive to people" and is treated as a "prized possession" by her father. "She said, 'Dad, can I go with you?' She said actually, 'Daddy, can I go with you?' I like that, right?"
Ivanka spoke about how much she and President Trump love North Dakota, and Ivanka thanked the state for treating them so well last November.
Before leaving the podium President Trump pulled first daughter and White House aide Ivanka Trump in for a kiss
"She's been this kind of prop and instrument for him most of her life", anchor Anderson Cooper said, adding that he thinks Republicans wouldn't think it was normal if Chelsea Clinton attended meetings with Hillary Clinton if she had won the White House.
The President then encouraged his daughter to address the crowd.
After receiving a rousing ovation, Trump then responded with a cringeworthy "Thank you, honey".
In the tweet, Ivanka praised the story of an undocumented worker whose tenacity landed her a job on Wall Street. "No, come on up, honey". And Ivanka didn't travel alone with her dad, but Ivanka and President Trump were joined on the trip by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. "'Daddy can I go with you?' I said, 'Yes, you can'".
A senior state official said the Telangana government is in touch with the US Embassy and will reveal details about the programme in due course.
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Janata Dal (United), which recently joined the ruling National Democratic Alliance, is likely to get a berth in the new Cabinet. After meeting Shah earlier in the day, Jaitley suggested that he may not hold charge of the Defence Ministry for long.