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Ivanka Trump Says It’s ‘Not a Bad Idea’ to Arm Teachers with Guns

Ivanka Trump, Pyeongchang, Closing Ceremonies, Pyeongchang
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The First Daughter also said she believes her father’s denial about sexual harassment claims. 

While serving as an American ambassador at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Ivanka Trump was being asked about the headlines at home.

During an interview with NBC News' Peter Alexander, Trump, who was in South Korea to attend the Closing Ceremonies, was asked about her father's controversial suggestion to arm teachers with firearms to prevent future school shootings.

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"I think there is no one solution," she said when asked if armed teachers was the way to go. "Obviously there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school." She added that a teacher qualified to wield a weapon is "not a bad idea, but an idea that needs to be discussed."

Trump was less willing to answer a question from Alexander about the sexual harassment allegations that have been brought against her father. "I think that's a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he's affirmatively stated that there's no truth to it" she said. "I don't think that's a question you would ask many other daughters." Watch the segments above and below.

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