On September 6, President Donald Trump visited North Dakota to speak to its residents about the nation’s tax code.

However, his speech struck a bit of a chord when he mentioned how his daughter and adviser, Ivanka, asked if she could tag along with him on his trip.

He said (emphasis added):

“Should I bring Ivanka up? She’s so good. She wanted to make the trip. She said, ‘Dad, can I go with you?’ Actually, she said, ‘Daddy, can I go with you?’ I like that, right? ‘Daddy, can I go with you?’ I said, ‘Yes you can.'”

People were very quick to express their opinions about the 35-year-old still calling her father, “Daddy”:

As People magazine pointed out, this isn’t the first time Trump has made a comment about his daughter that caused some to cringe:

In 2006, the now president infamously told “The View” that “if Ivanka weren’t [his] daughter, perhaps [he] would be dating her.”

However, while many found his most recent “daddy” comments unsettling, others thought it was quite normal for Ivanka to call her father “daddy”:

And the smile on Ivanka’s face as her father called her up to the stage made it seem as though she doesn’t think anything of it either.

What an amazing year it has been for us all. Happy #FathersDay to these two incredible dads!

A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Jun 18, 2017 at 12:32pm PDT

What do you think? Is there a certain age that children should stop calling their parents, “mommy” and “daddy?”

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