Donald Trump's eldest daughter was confronted with that situation when a journalist asked her about the women who accuse her father of sexual misconduct before he became president.
"Do you believe your father's accusers?" an NBC News journalist asked her in an interview that aired Monday.
"I think it's a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he's affirmatively stated there's no truth to it," she replied.
"I don't think that's a question you would ask many other daughters."
"I believe my father. I know my father. I think I have that right as a daughter to believe my father," she said.
The White House has consistently dismissed the allegations, saying the president denied them before he was elected.
In a divergence from the White House line, however, Nikki Haley, Washington's ambassador to the United Nations and the highest-profile woman in the administration, has said any woman claiming to be the victim of sexual harassment -- including the ones implicating Trump -- "should be heard."
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