Ivanka Trump retires from politics after her father announces he will run in 2024
“I love my father very much,” she wrote on Instagram. “This time I choose to prioritize my young children and the private life we create as a family.
“I don’t plan to go into politics,” she continued. “While I will always love and support my father, I will be doing so outside the political arena going forward.”
She added that she was “proud” of the “many” accomplishments of her father’s administration, in which she served as a senior White House adviser.
The daughter of Trump’s first wife, Ivana, who died this year, Ivanka Trump previously led development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization before joining the White House and describes herself as an entrepreneur. She graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and has three children with her husband, Jared Kushner, who was also a senior adviser to the president.
The couple has separately we talk to the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, siege of the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump is also involved in a a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), which accuses Donald Trump and three of his children and executives at his company of grossly manipulating property valuations and other assets to mislead lenders, insurance brokers and tax authorities to get better interest rates on loans and insurance or to reduce their tax liabilities.
The former president and his family have repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called the James investigation a “witch hunt.”
During her time in the White House, Ivanka Trump was accused of repeated violation of Manhole Lawwhich limits the political activities that federal officials may undertake and is intended to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan manner.
At least 13 senior Trump administration officials illegally mixed governing and campaigning ahead of the 2020 election. federal investigation found last year.
The twice-impeached former president, who refused to concede defeat and inspired a failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election that ended in a deadly attack on the Capitol, officially declared on Tuesday night that he governs in 2024.
The announcement came after the voters categorically rejected the candidates he endorsed in last week’s midterm elections.
Since then, many elected Republicans have done so blamed Trump for the party’s poor showingand potential rivals are openly plotting challenge him for the nomination. Trump also began attacking his likely GOP rivals, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
“That comeback starts right now,” Trump said at his Mar-a-Lago resort, the subject of an FBI search warrant three months ago to recover documents he took from the White House, including some that are top secret. “To make America great and glorious again, tonight I am announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.”
President Biden tweeted from his personal account on Tuesday: “Donald Trump has failed America.”
Meanwhile, former Vice President and Trump Vice President Mike Pence has made it clear he is not ready for a political reunion. “I really believe we’re going to have a better choice,” Pence told a television interviewer Tuesday when asked if he would support Trump in 2024.
This week, he called Trump’s rhetoric during the attack on the Capitol “reckless” and said the former president’s actions “endangered” members of the Pence family and others trapped inside the building that day. Speculation grew over whether Pence would run for president.
A packed ballroom at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night was a mix of Trump rally and glitzy gala. Among the hundreds in attendance were Trump White House alumni such as former Office of Management and Budget director Russ Vought, speechwriter Stephen Miller and former acting director of intelligence Richard Grenell.
Republican representatives included outgoing Congressman Madison Cawthorne (North Carolina), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Michigan GOP Chairman Meshon Maddock. MyPillow CEO and election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell and right-wing online prankster Alex Stein were also there.
Kushner attended the event along with Ivanka Trump’s brother Eric Trump. Unlike his wife, Kushner has not ruled out a public return to politics, and after leaving the White House created investment company and written a memoirs describing his time there.
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