He's never been one to hold back how he really feels - even when it comes to daughter Ivanka.

But some of Donald Trump's past comments have been a little near the knuckle.

The 74-year-old is currently in the midst of a nail-biting contest to retain his title of US President against Joe Biden, with his family among his biggest cheerleaders.

Daughter Ivanka, 39, who is also an advisor to her dad, has been by his side for much of the presidential campaign gushing that he was "a warrior", adding: “My father fights so hard every single day for each of us.”

Sharing a snap of her and Trump on Air Force One, she wrote: "Wheels down in DC at 2:45 am on Election Day following @realDonaldTrump's last rally of the 2020 campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan. No one works harder than our President and he left it all on the field."

Ivanka has gushed how her dad is a "warrior"

And Trump is equally as proud of Ivanka, although some of his remarks have been questionable.

While watching the former model when she was 16, and hosting the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, he turned to the then-Miss Universe and asked: “Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?”

During an interview on the Howard Stern Show he went on to call his eldest daughter “voluptuous” - and “a piece of ass”.

Then a few years later, he bragged about the then-22-year-old’s body, saying: “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka."

He once called Ivanka a "piece of ass"

In another remark about his daughter's looks he said: "My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She made a lot money as a model - a tremendous amount.”

And in 2006, he also said: "She does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."

Meanwhile, Trump has hailed a "big win" and accused his opponents of "trying to steal the election", while Biden has insisted the tight race is not over and that his campaign for the presidency is still "on track" for victory.

In a nail-biting contest that is still too close to call, the Republican incumbent made big gains with results better than polling had anticipated and wins in the fiercely-contested bellwether states of Florida and Ohio.

The pair speaking at a campaign rally earlier in the week

Despite the uphill battle, Mr Biden took to a stage in Delaware "we're feeling good about where we are" while hoping for gains in swing states yet to be called.

"I'm here to tell you tonight, we believe we're on track to win this election," he told supporters.

"We knew because of the unprecedented early vote, the mail-in vote, that it's going to take a while, we're going to have to be patient.

"It ain't over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted."

But moments later Mr Trump tweeted to repeat his unsubstantiated claim that his opponents are trying to "steal" the election after a divisive race that has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

"A big WIN!" Mr Trump wrote.

"We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Poles are closed!"

"The country is faced with a really important decision and hopefully it'll turn out the way I want it to."