Skip to comments.Ivanka: I'm out -- for good: "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,”
Posted on 11/16/2022 9:49:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Yowza. At one time, Team Trump pushed the idea that Ivanka Trump could become the next generation of a political dynasty. She served a critical role in her father’s term as both a key advisor and to some extent a calm and moderating PR presence in a chaotic White House.
Instead of following through on those efforts, the former First Daughter has abdicated her place in the succession, refusing to participate in the Donald Trump Restoration effort:
Former first daughter Ivanka Trump said late Tuesday that she would play no part in her father’s 2024 presidential campaign, one day after The Post reported the former commander-in-chief had pleaded with her to be on stage with him when he announced his run.
“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,” Ivanka, 41, said in a statement.
“While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside 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 many of our administration’s accomplishments.”
The Post’s earlier report foreshadowed this development, even if it seemed a bit gossipy at the time. Sources told the Post that Trump had “cajoled” Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner — an official adviser to Trump in the White House — to join him on stage for last night’s announcement. As it turned out, Jared was in the audience but not on stage, and Ivanka didn’t show up at all.
Even a silent no-show would have eventually gotten some notice. The fact that Ivanka decided to issue a public statement at nearly the exact moment of her father’s campaign-launch announcement speaks volumes about the tension in the Trump empire over the new effort. Forget the megadonors for a moment — Ivanka’s declaration that she will only support her father “outside the political arena” is a mega-Trumpian anti-endorsement, and from the real inner circle: the Trump family and its heir apparent.
That certainly takes some shine off of Trump’s announcement, but it hurts him politically in other ways. Plenty of voters, even some of Trump’s earlier supporters, have gotten fatigued of the Trump drama over the last couple of years. Ivanka’s statement validates that in a way that a thousand polls and/or mainstream media stories wouldn’t. If even Ivanka’s tired of Trump’s campaigns, a whole lot of people will start considering their own fatigue legitimate.
Furthermore, Ivanka actually was a key political asset for Trump, helping smooth the roughest edges of his persona and working to salvage support from women, especially younger women. She may not have been poised for dynastic ascension, but Ivanka kept Trump from alienating female voters that he might have otherwise lost — or at least stemmed the exodus to some extent.
Some Trump supporters might not be too sad to see Ivanka go. They considered her more of a centrist, and perhaps even more distant than that. (Non-Trump conservatives had the same reservations, for that matter.) Still, Trump used that to good effect to woo disaffected centrists, blue-collar classic liberals, and others who saw Ivanka as a signal of pragmatism in the first campaign. No one in the family can fill that political role now, and no one outside the family would be close enough to have the credibility to pull it off.
With Ivanka out, so go the dynastic ambitions, if they ever really existed at all. And it leaves the impression that Team Trump has already thrown a wheel just getting off the line, which is not likely to help build much enthusiasm for the race.
Ummmm, how about all, not some?
This isn’t surprising. The couple did more than their fair share to assest in Trumps First Term. I tend to think they’ll work behind the scenes anyway.
Good…she and her husband were never wanted by MAGA fans anyway!
No one wants a dynasty.
Several clickbait articles I ignored said in the past few months “Trump children in crosshairs from NYC prosecutors” “Trump and family to face criminal charges, insiders say” “Trump kids to be used to blackmail Trump into dropping his defense in a deal.”
Filth and garbage called “prosecutors” in the so called “system of justice” may still hurt them.
When Ivanka gave her speech endorsing her father in the 2016 Republican National Convention, I was troubled by the many things she mentioned that she thinks GOVERNMENT should be doing for the people instead of supporting limited government.
She’s no conservative, that’s for sure.
It would indeed be best if she stayed out of politics.
Ok Fine. Stay out.
The Kushners are desperate to regain the favor of Polite Society. So important to be part of the “in crowd” and be invited to the right parties with the Beautiful People.
From what I know Jared was a great asset to the Trump administration.
I just saw Bill Bennett on TV, he’s a Trump supporter who said DJT did a great job but there are just too many people who won’t ever vote for him now. So what he’s saying is the rats constant trashing worked. I can understand why DJT wants to fight that since it was a pack of lies meant to destroy a man who nevertheless did a FANTASTIC job.
I couldn’t care less about what Ivanka does. Frankly any woman with small children would be nuts to go into the political arena.
Ivanka: “its all about me !!!!! “
> “ ..... Bill Bennett on TV, he’s a Trump supporter who said DJT did a great job but there are just too many people who won’t ever vote for him now.”
And he polled how many people? Stratified by what attributes?
Keep seeing “Trump is no longer wanted” over and over, without facts, without design, just opinions pulled out of butts.
Meanwhile, Trump draws thousands upon thousands to rallies. Those people must be tone-deaf. Don’t they just know EVERYONE is just so over Trump according to butt produced opinions?
How dare they?
The woman has seen how the media and political Deep State are out to destroy her Dad and anyone who is close to him. She knows that they will eagerly destroy her and her children.
Yes, I totally understand how she has decided to prioritize her children.
Remember those close to the President who where hunted and hounded when dining out in WA DC restaurants by Democratic Party activists? The Deep State hatred of Donald Trump is beyond bounds. They have and will continue to claim any and every things bad is about him and those around him and that includes going after them and his family.
Never forget that Ivanka used to be good pals with Chelsea Clinton. Enough said.
My thought is...we’ll see. I don’t think the next 2 years are going to be a picnic with the idiot being unmasked but still in charge so many may end up longing for the good old days of prosperity and peace under Trump.
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