Why Does Donald Trump Compare Sexy Women to His Daughter Ivanka? We Called Some Therapists...

"You remind me of my daughter," Donald likes to say. Ew.

In a bombshell interview with CNN, porn star Stormy Daniels revealed that when Donald Trump was putting the moves on her, he told her she reminded him of his daughter Ivanka. Another alleged mistress, former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who allegedly had an affair with Donald in 2006, also revealed that the president compared her to his eldest daughter, Ivanka. 

“He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful, smart, just like his daughter,” Stormy said.

“He said I was beautiful like her and, you know, ‘you’re a smart girl.’ There wasn’t a lot of comparing, but there was some. I heard a lot about her,” Karen told Anderson Cooper.

In 2016, The New York Times reported that a former Miss Universe winner claimed Donald had asked her if his daughter was “hot.” Ivanka was then just 16 years old.

When she was 22, Donald told Howard Stern, “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her, Ivanka,” adding that his daughter was “better looking” than Charlize Theron. He labeled Ivanka a “ten,” and called her “voluptuous.”

It doesn’t stop there — Donald has a long, disturbing history of flattering remarks about Ivanka that cross the line into almost sexual. And it’s weird no matter which way you slice it.

Psychologist A. Jordan Wright Ph.D., who specializes in psychological assessment, tells Personal Space while it’s tough to understand Donald’s motives personally since he does not treat him, there are two things that may be relevant in this case.

“First, there is a concept in psychology related to needing ‘mirroring support.’ This has to do with individuals who organize the greater world outside of them in terms of them being at the center, comparing and relating everything to themselves, and ultimately needing reassurance and acknowledgement,” he explains. “Individuals with fragile self-esteem often need to show others how great, powerful, and important they are, and they need a great deal of support. They see themselves as the protagonists of the world, and everything revolves around them. There's a possibility that those who mention their own experiences (even daughters) when interacting with others they don't know as well (even intimately) may reflect this need for mirroring support, the need to explain the world in terms of what they already know.”

Interesting.

“Second, and much more related to daughters specifically, is simply deviance,” he adds. “That is, there is a small subset of fathers who are sexually attracted to their daughters. I don't know if this is actually the case for President Trump (or if it is just a way he talks, etc.), but a small subsection of the population will display this deviant trait. Combine this with a tendency not to filter what comes out of your mouth, and it could certainly explain why this situation might occur…Of course, it is possible that both of these things could be true for an individual who openly compares sexual partners to his daughter. The combination of being attracted to one's daughter (the deviate trait) and the need for mirroring support/viewing the greater world as if you are at the center of it could explain such behavior.”

Social worker and therapist Mordechai Salzberg, who specializes in the treatment of sex addicts, also weighed in, telling us that while obviously not having met or spoken to both Trump or both women, he has thought about the topic and says it comes back to narcissism.

“I keep circling back to how clear the taboo is around incest and how typically, even someone having incestuous thoughts would feel inhibited in sharing them in the unguarded manner both women report,” he says. “Given that, it feels like the mentioning of Ivanka is an extension of his apparent narcissism, another common thread in both of these women's stories. If Ivanka's greatness is seen as a narcissistic extension of his own greatness, than there can be no higher compliment to pay to a woman he's interacting with — you climbed to the highest rung of womanhood possible, the woman that 'came' from me.”

He adds that Donald probably isn’t even really connecting to what exactly is coming out of his mouth, as disturbing as it is.

“Again, this is conjecture, but it feels to me that in these interactions he's in such a narcissistic space that he doesn't even connect to the sexually inappropriate or creepy aspect of what he's saying,” he says. “A narcissist by definition has no room for a world view other than his own — no matter how clear it may seem to everyone else how off that world view is, particularly in this context.”

Psychotherapist Michael Aaron, Ph.D., tells us, “It's impossible to know for sure what he meant.”

“Possibly he meant to flatter them by drawing a favorable comparison with someone close to him, as creepy as it may seem,” Aaron says. “A more sensational interpretation is that Trump is attracted to his daughter, although someone like Trump, who appears to care very much what others think of him, would probably hesitate to reveal something as compromising as that, so this scenario seems rather unlikely. Either way, Trump is in a position of power and authority, so much of what he says at least probably serves to function as self-aggrandizement — his daughter is attractive and the women he has sex with are equally as attractive, therefore Trump is very admirable. It could be as simple as that.”

Does that all explain that during an appearance on "The View" in 2006, Donald famously declared that were Ivanka not his daughter, "perhaps I'd be dating her."

In 2015, he told Rolling Stone, Ivanka has "the best body."

Poor, neglected Tiffany. Actually, maybe make that lucky Tiffany.

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