Proof That Ivanka Is the Golden Child of the Trump Family

We all remember Donald Trump’s infamous quote suggesting that if Ivanka Trump weren’t his daughter, he may very well be dating her. But that isn’t the only (disturbing) clue hinting at the president’s blatant favoritism toward his daughter. Read on to find out why Ivanka is the golden child of the Trump family.

1. Their bond was cemented early on

Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump in 2006

Donald Trump always made time for his daughter. | Michael Buckner/Getty Images

From an early age, Ivanka understood that her father was a busy man who couldn’t be around all the time. But despite his busy schedule, she says he always made time for her when she needed it. “I was probably 10 years old, and I called collect to the Trump Organization, which is hilarious, and he would pick up the phone every single time,” she said in an interview with CNN.

Next: Donald trusted his daughter with big businessmen from an early age. 

2. She was introduced to titans of industry as a little girl

Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump

Donald Trump liked to show off his daughter to business connections. | Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Even when she was a young girl, Donald liked to show off his daughter. He introduced her to “titans of industry” at a young age and would make an effort to engage her in conversation in front of them.

“It was colleagues, it was titans of industry, it was heads of countries,” Ivanka said. “He’d always tell everyone in the room how great a daughter I was and say cute things and ask me about a test I took.”

Next: She dropped everything to help Donald with his campaign. 

3. Her involvement in Donald Trump’s campaign

Trump Jr, Ivanka, and Eric Trump

Ivanka Trump was very involved in her father’s campaign. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Fast-forward to 2016, and Ivanka isn’t a little girl anymore talking to world leaders about spelling tests. She’s speaking to the country, as well as the rest of the world, about why her dad should be president of the United States. Donald made a point to heavily involve his daughter on the campaign trail, and she was happy to do it.

“She has been front and center at nearly every important event, and has been on the road with her father, even immediately after giving birth to Theodore,” Bravo reported about Ivanka’s involvement in Donald’s 2016 campaign.

Next: Ivanka may have a more secure position in the White House than Melania.  

4. She’s the only person in the White House who isn’t expendable

Ivanka Trump leaves after US President Donald Trump held a news conference with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri

So far, she’s been a constant in the West Wing. | Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images

As we’ve seen since Donald Trump became president, White House staff has had an abnormally high turnover rate. But there’s one person we’re absolutely sure will remain in her position and that’s Ivanka as an adviser to her father.

“Ivanka’s certainly more present in Washington and at events with her father than Melania has been,” Vanity Fair’s special correspondent Sarah Ellison pointed out. “People who are close to Donald Trump say there’s only one person in that White House who’s not expendable and it’s Ivanka Trump.”

Next: Part of the reason Donald favors his daughter so much is because he thinks she’s attractive.  

5. She’s ‘his creation’

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Her father is proud of her beauty. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

A Trump administration source told People though Donald favors Ivanka because he trusts her and admires her tenacity, it also has something to do with her looks. “He has always liked that she was pretty and looked good on his arm,” the source said.

“It’s not vulgar,” another source added. “It’s, ‘This is his crown jewel, presenting it to the world.’ She’s his creation.”

Next: He’s openly admitted liking Ivanka more than his other children.  

6. Donald openly admits Ivanka is his favorite

Donald Trump kisses his daughter Ivanka Trump

It’s no secret Ivanka Trump is the favorite. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest piece of evidence pointing to the fact that Ivanka is Donald’s favorite is he openly admits it. In a New York Magazine story, he spoke about both of his daughters, Tiffany and Ivanka. But he let it be known that he favors Ivanka over Tiffany. “Come on! Daddy’s little girl!” he said in the interview.

Next: Ivanka’s siblings openly talk about how she’s the favorite.  

7. The whole family knows it

Trump's family at his campaign announcement

The whole family knows Donald loves Ivanka best. | Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

It’s no secret that Ivanka’s the favorite — even her siblings know the deal. In a 2015 interview with Barbara Walters, the Trump kids (Don Jr., Tiffany, and Eric) all admitted they knew Ivanka was their father’s favorite child.

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