Ivanka Trump says she’s done with politics after dad Donald Trump announced run for 2024
Former first daughter Ivanka Trump said late Tuesday that she would not be playing a role in her father’s 2024 presidential campaign, a day after the Post reported the former commander in chief asked her to be onstage with him when he was speaking run announced.
“I love my father very much. This time, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the personal life we shape as a family. I have no plans to get involved in politics,” Ivanka, 41, said in a expression.
“Although I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside of the political arena,” she added. “I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and I will always be proud of the many accomplishments of our administration.”
Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, was part of the audience of about 1,000 who packed the Mar-a-Lago ballroom for the long-awaited campaign opener, but his wife — an unpaid aide during her father’s presidency — did not turn up.
Sources told the Post on Monday that Donald Trump, 76, spent part of daughter Tiffany’s wedding last weekend persuading Jared and Ivanka to join him onstage for the announcement and presenting a united family front – appeals that were rejected.
“Both feel like they were burned in Washington and don’t want to go back and expose themselves and their children to another bitter campaign,” a source said of the couple’s reluctance.
At the event, Trump spoke alone onstage for more than an hour while Kushner and the former president’s two younger sons, Eric and Barron, watched along with former First Lady Melania Trump from the audience.
The 45th President’s eldest son, Donald Jr., was unable to get it back from a hunting trip west in time for the spectacle because his scheduled flight was scrapped.
Contrasting with Jared and Ivanka’s cold feet, sources say Donald Jr. and Eric are in on their father’s third straight run for the White House, as are their significant others — Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lara Trump, respectively.
Additional reporting by Steven Nelson and Ian Mohr