- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 16, 2017

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg came to Tiffany Trump’s defense after reports that magazine editors refused to sit next to the first daughter at New York Fashion Week.

Several journalists circulated photos on social media of Ms. Trump, 23, sitting next to empty seats at Philipp Plein’s fashion show Monday night. New York magazine reported that two editors immediately got up and left when Ms. Trump sat down in the front row, while others requested seat changes shortly after. Nikki Ogunnaike, senior fashion editor at Elle, wrote in now-protected tweets that she and her team had moved to get away from the first daughter.

The editors are now being labeled “mean girls” for the high school antics, and Ms. Goldberg has come to Ms. Trump’s defense to take a stand against bullying.

“I’m supposed to go to a couple more shows. I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but I’m coming to sit with you,” Ms. Goldberg, an outspoken opponent of President Trump, said on Wednesday’s “The View.”

“She doesn’t want to talk about her dad. She’s looking at the fashion!” the co-host said. “And for Elle magazine, a magazine that says it’s a woman’s magazine, to do this—”

Ms. Goldberg said the treatment of Ms. Trump differs from the backlash her sister Ivanka Trump is currently facing with her clothing and accessories line, which has been dropped from several major retailers.

“That’s all about buying stuff,” Ms. Goldberg said. “This girl is looking at fashion.”

“I don’t want to talk about your dad, but girl, I will sit next to you,” she added.

Ms. Trump took to Twitter to thank the comedian for her support.

Mr. Plein, a German designer known for his over-the-top fashion shows, also came to Ms. Trump’s defense, saying it’s unfair to blame the daughter of someone who “has the wrong political direction.”

“I just don’t think it’s right to judge or treat someone not with respect because she or he is the daughter or son of somebody people don’t like,” he told TMZ. “I think that’s so bad.”

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