Ivanka Trump retires from politics as her father declares the 2024 race


Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, has said she will step away from politics and be absent from her father’s presidential campaign this time around, after he declared his intention to seek another stint in the White House in 2024.

Ivanka Trump, 41, was not present at Tuesday night’s event at her father’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida where he threw his hat in the ring.

“I love my father very much,” she says. wrote on Instagram. “This time around, I choose to prioritize my young children and the privacy we create as a family.

“I don’t plan to do politics,” she continued. “Although I will always love and support my father, in the future I will do so outside of the political arena.”

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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, deceased this year, Ivanka Trump previously oversaw the development and acquisitions of the Trump Organization before joining the White House and has described herself as an entrepreneur. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 2004 and has three children with her husband, Jared Kushner, who also served as a senior presidential adviser.

The couple have separately speak to the House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6, 2021 siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump is also involved in a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), who accuses Donald Trump and three of his children and executives of his company of blatantly manipulating property valuations and other assets to deceive lenders, insurance brokers and tax authorities in order to obtain better rates of loan and insurance or reduce their tax liability.

The former president and his family have repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called James’ investigation a “witch hunt”.

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During her time in the White House, Ivanka Trump was accused for repeatedly violating the Hatch Lawwhich limits the political activities that federal employees can engage in and aims to ensure that federal programs are administered in a non-partisan manner.​​​​

At least 13 senior Trump administration officials illegally mixed government with campaigning ahead of the 2020 election, a federal investigation found last year.

Former President Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign during a speech at Mar-a-Lago on November 15. (Video: The Washington Post)

The twice-impeached former president, who refused to concede defeat and inspired a failed bid to nullify the 2020 election that culminated in a deadly attack on the Capitol, has officially declared Tuesday night that he runs in 2024.

The announcement came after voters categorically rejected its endorsed candidates in last week’s midterm elections.

Since then, many elected Republicans have blamed Trump for the party’s underperformanceand potential rivals are openly plotting to challenge him for the nomination. Trump also began attacking his likely GOP rivals, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin.

“This comeback begins now,” Trump said at his resort town of Mar-a-Lago, the target three months ago of an FBI search warrant to recover records he took from the White House. including some highly classified. “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am announcing my candidacy for President of the United States tonight.”

President Biden tweeted from his personal account on Tuesday: “Donald Trump has failed America.”

Meanwhile, former Trump running mate and vice president Mike Pence has made it clear he’s not ready for a political meeting. “I really believe we’ll have better choices,” Pence told a TV interviewer on Tuesday when asked if he would support Trump in 2024.

This week, he called Trump’s rhetoric in the Capitol attack “reckless” and said the former president’s actions “endanger” members of the Pence family and others trapped in the inside the building that day. Speculation grew to know if Pence will run for president.

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The packed Mar-a-Lago ballroom on Tuesday night was a mix of a Trump rally and a glitzy gala. The hundreds of attendees included Trump White House alumni, such as former Office of Management and Budget chief Russ Vought, speechwriter Stephen Miller and former acting director of intelligence Richard Grenell .

Republican officials included incumbent Rep. Madison Cawthorn (NC), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Michigan GOP Chairman Meshawn Maddock. Also in attendance were MyPillow CEO and election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell and right-wing prankster Alex Stein.

Kushner was present at the event with Ivanka Trump’s brother, Eric Trump. Unlike his wife, Kushner has not publicly ruled out a return to politics and since leaving the White House has implemented a investment company and write a memory detailing his stay there.

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