WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump said on Wednesday that she will not be taking part in former United States President Donald Trump’s presidential run for re-election in 2024. Ivanka, who played a major role during Trump’s win in 2016, said that she wants “to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family”. She was also not present at the Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida when Trump officially launched his campaign with the other members of his family including Jared Kushner.
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former President Donald Trump who served as a White House adviser in the Trump administration, said last night shortly after her father announced his 2024 campaign that she does “not plan to be involved in politics” this time. “I love my father very much,” Ivanka Trump posted on Instagram. “This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family.” Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is running for president again in 2024.
“I love my father very much. This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics.” “While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena. I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and will always be proud of many of our administration’s accomplishments,” she said in a statement according to AFP.
Both Ivanka and her husband Kushner held important positions in the Trump administration but during the last few years of the tenure, both of them expressed their wish to stay away from mainstream politics. Last year, they also moved from New York to a mansion in Florida. Trump’s announcement came amidst rising criticism over how his endorsed candidates performed in the US midterm elections and the overall disappointing show by the Republican Party. The former president will now launch his campaign officially and is expected to face tough challenge from Florida governor Ron DeSantis in the Republican primaries.
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, were key White House officials in Donald Trump’s administration. But following Donald Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden in 2020, the couple has since moved away from politics. The House Jan. 6 committee showed video testimony from both Ivanka Trump and Kushner in which they stated that they had tried to convince the former president that he lost the 2020 election, in defiance of his repeated unfounded claims of fraud. “While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena,” Ivanka Trump wrote Tuesday. “I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and I will always be proud of many of our Administration’s accomplishments.”
Former President Donald Trump, far left, and Melania Trump stand outside St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church with family members Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, after the funeral for Ivana Trump, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in New York. Ivanka Trump has posted less frequently than she used to on social media since her father left office in January 2021, although she put up a few posts over the weekend about her sister Tiffany’s wedding. She also shared several posts over the summer recognizing the publication of Kushner’s book and honoring her mother, Ivana, who died in July.
Ivanka Trump is also named in a lawsuit against the Trump Organization filed on Sept. 30 by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The suit accuses Ivanka Trump, her father, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and other company executives of a years long scheme to falsely inflate the values of a wide swath of properties across their international real estate empire.
(With Media Reports).