Ivanka Trump reveals what 'infuriated' her about 'sexist' vacuuming exhibit

First daughter Ivanka Trump recently revealed what it is that bothers her so much about the “Ivanka Vacuuming” art exhibit in Washington, D.C., which features a woman who looks like her vacuuming up crumbs thrown by gallery visitors. 

Trump told ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ in an interview that aired on Friday: “I think it’s a very sexist representation of a woman.” 

“What bothered me about this image is that they hired a 16-year-old girl to stand there and have crumbs thrown at her for two hours a day for a couple of months,” Trump also commented. “So I have a real problem with that, and that is what infuriated me more than anything.” 

Trump had previously said via Twitter: “Women can choose to knock each other down or build each other up. I choose the latter.”

The artist, Jennifer Rubell, responded, explaining that the piece is “not knocking anyone down. Exploring complicated subjects we all care about.” 

release about the work noted: “Inspired by a figure whose public persona incorporates an almost comically wide range of feminine identities — daughter, wife, mother, sister, model, working woman, blonde — Ivanka Vacuuming is simultaneously a visual celebration of a contemporary feminine icon; a portrait of our own relationship to that figure; and a questioning of our complicity in her role-playing.”

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Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump arrive for the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 30: Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, arrive to hear her father, President Donald Trump, deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on January 30, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: South Korean President Moon Jae-In (R) shakes hands with Ivanka Trump (L) during their dinner at the Presidential Blue House on February 23, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. Ivanka Trump is on a four-day visit to South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and to meet South Korean President Moon. (Photo by Kim Min-Hee-Pool/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: South Korean President Moon Jae-In (L) talks with Ivanka Trump (R) during their dinner at the Presidential Blue House on February 23, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. Ivanka Trump is on a four-day visit to South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and to meet South Korean President Moon. (Photo by Kim Min-Hee-Pool/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: Ivanka Trump, advisor to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at Incheon International Airport on February 23, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. Ivanka will lead her country's delegation to the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday. (Photo by Ahn Young-joon - Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Ivanka Trump (L) and White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller walk across the South Lawn before departing the White House with U.S. President Donald Trump March 29, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to Ohio to deliver a speech on infrastructure before continuing on to Palm Beach for the Easter holiday weekend. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (C)advisor to US President Donald Trump, speaks during meeting at the Stock Exchange market of Peru during the III Americas Business Summit in Lima, on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ernesto BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump, advisor to US President Donald Trump, takes part in a meeting at the Stock Exchange market of Peru during the III Americas Business Summit in Lima, on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ernesto BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)
Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump enters the Derry Opera House for a town hall with residents of Derry, New Hampshire on April 17, 2018. US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump both were present to host a town hall discussion to mark Tax Day and highlight the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to the Treasury Department. / AFP PHOTO / RYAN MCBRIDE (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump enters the Derry Opera House for a town hall with residents of Derry, New Hampshire on April 17, 2018. US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump both were present to host a town hall discussion to mark Tax Day and highlight the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to the Treasury Department. / AFP PHOTO / RYAN MCBRIDE (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Ivanka Trump arrives for a state arrival ceremony hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Macron and Trump are scheduled to meet throughout the day to discuss a range of bilateral issues as Trump holds his first official state visit with the French president. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Presidential Advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk the Colonnade at The White House while attending a state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump, assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, arrive for a state dinner in honor of French President Emanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. President Donald Trump is delivering Macron the most lavish welcome for a foreign leader of his presidency so far, including his first state dinner. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, Trump's senior advisor arrive in the Booksellers Area of the White House to attend a state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Ivanka Trump attends the Team USA Awards at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts on April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for USOC)
Ivanka Trump, assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, arrive for a 'Be Best' initiative event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, May 7, 2018. Melania announced a campaign Monday to raise awareness of children's issues including social media use and opioid abuse, making a rare solo public appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House to formally launch her official work. Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Senior White House Adviser Ivanka Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stand next to the dedication plaque at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, during the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 14: (ISRAEL OUT) (EDITOR'S NOTE: Alternate crop.) White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrive to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel. US President Donald J. Trump's administration officially transfered the ambassador's offices to the consulate building and temporarily use it as the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. Trump in December last year recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced an embassy move from Tel Aviv, prompting protests in the occupied Palestinian territories and several Muslim-majority countries. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images,)
Ivanka Trump arrives outside the White House on the South Lawn before US President Donald Trump delivers remarks and participates in the White House Sports and Fitness Day on May 30, 2018 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump arrives outside the White House on the South Lawn before US President Donald Trump delivers remarks and participates in the White House Sports and Fitness Day on May 30, 2018 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump arrive to unveil the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
White House Senior Advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk to Air Force One with their children prior to departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, June 29, 2018, as US President Donald Trump travels to Bedminster, New Jersey for the weekend. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump arrives at Dubuque Regional Airport in Dubuque, Iowa, July 26, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Betsy DeVos, U.S. secretary of education, from left, Dan Scavino Jr., White House director of social media, Ivanka Trump, assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump, Eric Trump, son of U.S. President Donald Trump and executive vice president of Trump Organization Inc., and Jordan Karem, acting director of advance, walk on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Trump is heading to Tampa in support of Representative Ron DeSantis in Florida's gubernatorial primary. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: (L-R) Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, White House Director of social media Dan Scavino, Eric Trump, and Director of Oval Office operations Jordan Karem walk across the White House south lawn as they depart with U.S. President Donald Trump July 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump is scheduled to travel to Tampa, Florida where he will attend a campaign rally for Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who is running for governor. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump walks into the annual meeting of President's Interagency Task Force (PITF) to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on October 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This meeting of the PITF is the first held by the Trump Administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump thanks his daughter Ivanka before addressing the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons annual meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump's daughters Tiffany Trump, and Ivanka Trump (R) make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for Palm Beach, Florida, on November 20, 2018. - Trump will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump's daughters Tiffany Trump, and Ivanka Trump (R) make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for Palm Beach, Florida, on November 20, 2018. - Trump will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of and assistant to President Donald Trump, arrives with her husband Jared Kushner to the opening of the Group of 20 summit at the Costa Salguero Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Leaders from the Group of 20 industrialized nations are meeting in Buenos Aires for two days starting today. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
The daughter and advisor of US President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump (L), attends the inauguration ceremony of Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, at the Congress of the Union, in Mexico City on December 1, 2018. - Lopez Obrador, 65, won Mexico's July 1 election in a landslide, and euphoric supporters are full of hope that the fiery populist will bring sweeping change, slash poverty and fight endemic corruption. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP) (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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