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WATCH: Chelsea Handler Tells Ivanka To ‘Dump Trump’

For all the criticism leveled at Donald Trump, many pundits have praised his kids. But comedian Chelsea Handler isn’t having it. She has a message for the Republican nominee’s daughter Ivanka Trump: get on the right side of history and the wrong side of your family.

“If she were to come forward now, after everything her father has said and done about women that’s been recorded, that’s been proven time and time again, which she consistently denies. If she were to do that, she would be an American hero. People would go ‘holy shit, thank you,” the Netflix talk show host said on the Bill Maher Show last Friday night.

“I’m sorry, I know it’s my dad,” Handler continued, imagining Ivanka Trump following her advice. “My dad is sexually inappropriate and disgusting. You better bet your ass that if he tried to run for office that I would fucking stop him.”

Handler has been a leading anti-Trump voice among comedians, attacking the candidate and his surrogates such as Ann Coulter.

She told Maher that she refused to shake Ivanka Trump’s hand at a recent event where they met.

“I was speaking at this Fortune’s women’s conference where I was interviewing Anita Hill, and I walked backstage and the woman who runs the conference says, ‘Oh, this is Ivanka Trump,’ and I had to go shake — and I go, ‘I just can’t. I can’t with you,’” she recalled.

During the interview, she also added that one reason she didn’t trust Donald Trump was because he didn’t drink.

“Yeah, I find that very suspect,” she opined. “I would appreciate people experimenting with drugs, hallucinogens, alcohol. Otherwise, there’s a control factor that I don’t trust, and that’s what creates a despot, or a Donald Trump.?”

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at [email protected] or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon


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