Former first daughter Ivanka Trump has confirmed that she will play no role in her father Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign.
The New York Post He had reported that the former commander-in-chief pleaded with Ivanka to be on stage when he announced his candidacy. but to no avail.
Trump’s son, Don Jr., has also been conspicuous by his absence, but is said to still be behind the new presidential slant.
“I love my dad very much,” Ivanka Trump said in a statement released late Tuesday (US time).
“This time around, I’m choosing to prioritize my young children and the special life we create as a family.
She added, “While I will always love and support my father, I will do so outside of the political arena.”
“I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and will always be proud of the many accomplishments of our administration.”
Trump’s new run for the White House is his third and is a rare example of a losing candidate who, as he was in 2020, is trying to become president again.
His candidacy split the Republican Party. While the divisive Mr. Trump is pulling the spotlight and has a solid core of voters just behind him, it was widely seen as a factor in the party’s disappointing performance in last week’s midterm elections.
Several prominent candidates openly supported by Trump – such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and election denier Carrie Lake – failed to get elected.
Trump denied he was responsible for the lower results than the Republicans.
His likely opponent for the Republican ticket will be Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who has gone home in Florida’s shoes.
Many see him as the future of a party that pursues similar but less heavy-handed policies to Trump. The latest poll shows DeSantis is more liked by Republican voters than Mr. Trump in several key swing states.
Ivanka’s apparent absence
Mrs. Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, was part of an audience of nearly 1,000 people packed into Mar-a-Lago Ballroom in Florida for the long-awaited campaign kick-off, but his wife — who was an unpaid adviser during her father’s presidency — did not appear.
Donald Trump, 76, spent part of his daughter Tiffany’s wedding last weekend trying to get Jared and Ivanka to join him onstage for the announcement and present a united family front — pleas that were denied.
“They both feel they’ve been burned out in Washington and don’t want to go back to subject themselves and their children to another bitter campaign,” an insider said of the couple’s hesitation.
At the event, Mr. Trump spoke alone on stage for more than an hour while Kushner and the former president’s two sons, Eric and Barron, watched from the audience alongside former first lady Melania Trump.
The 45th President’s eldest son, Donald Jr., was unable to return from a hunting trip in time for the scene due to his scheduled trip being cancelled.
In contrast to Jared and Ivanka’s cold feet, sources say Donald Jr. and Eric are all involved in their dad’s third consecutive bid for the White House, as are their significant other — Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lara Trump, respectively.
The story appeared in the New York Post and is reproduced with permission.
Originally published as Ivanka Trump skips Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign ad, says she’s done with politics