Ivanka Trump says she loves her dad but ‘doesn’t plan on getting into politics’

EXCLUSIVE: Ivanka Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, said she loved and supported her father, former President Trump, “a lot” but “didn’t plan to get involved in politics” and that she “focused on prioritizing” her young children and family.

“I love my dad very much. This time around, I’m choosing to put my young children first and the privacy we create as a family,” Ivanka Trump told Fox News Digital. “I don’t plan to go into politics.

“While I will always love and support my father, in the future 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 achievements of our administration.”

Ivanka’s comments come after his father announced his third presidential campaign Tuesday evening. Neither Ivanka nor Donald Trump Jr. attended their father’s announcement ceremony at Mar-a-Lago. Instead, Jared Kushner and Kimberly Guilfoyle were on hand to show their support.

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During an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital on Tuesday, Ivanka said she was “extremely close” to her father.
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Ivanka told Fox she was “extremely close” to her father.

“That hasn’t changed and never will change,” she added. “I’ve had many roles over the years, but the girl role is one of the most basic and important. I love this time with my kids, I love life in Miami and the freedom and freedom. intimacy of returning to the private sector. It was one of the greatest moments of my life.”

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Ivanka and Kushner moved to Miami after spend four years in WashingtonDC, and serving in the former Trump administration.

“My kids are thriving and I want to keep that cadence — that pace — at this point in our family’s life,” she continued, adding, “time is fleeting, and every parent will tell you that it passes. really so fast.”

Ivanka and Kushner have three children – Arabella, 11, Joseph, 9, and Theodore, 6.

“They are at critical ages and we are enjoying these times with them,” Ivanka said. “We are happy where we are right now, and we will continue to support my father – as his children.”

Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have three children: Arabella, 11, Joseph, 9, and Theodore, 6.

Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have three children: Arabella, 11, Joseph, 9, and Theodore, 6.
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Ivanka, who served as a senior White House adviser during the Trump administration, told Fox News Digital that she “never intended to get into politics.”

“I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish,” she said. “I left everything on the pitch, and I don’t miss it.”

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Tiffany Trump, who got married over the weekend, also did not attend her father’s announcement.

A source close to Ivanka told Fox News Digital that she was always transparent with her father, saying the decision to stay out of politics was not one she made “yesterday.”

“That’s where she’s been since she left Washington,” a source close to Ivanka told Fox News Digital. “She felt she served the country, and now she’s going to focus on her family, and Jared felt the same way.”

During her tenure in the Trump administration, Ivanka championed policies that supported economic opportunity for working families, including doubling the child tax credit, child care support, hand development -work in education and paid family leave.

"My goal is to put our young children first and the privacy we create as a family," said Ivanka.

“My goal is to put our young children first and the privacy we create as a family,” Ivanka said.
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Ivanka led efforts for legislation that doubled the child tax credit and expanded eligibility while successfully advocating for the largest-ever expansion of child care and development block grants.

Ivanka also worked with members of Congress to secure 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal workers. She also participated in COVID negotiations to ensure small business workers had paid sick leave to care for themselves or sick family members.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivanka also worked closely with the Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department to help implement the Paycheck Protection Program and worked with the USDA to create the program. “Farmers to Families Food Box”, which has delivered over 170 million boxes of fresh food to families in need.

While in Washington, she also pushed to double funding for the Justice Department to fight human trafficking.

“She’s proud of what she’s been able to accomplish,” a friend of Ivanka’s told Fox News Digital. “But she has no nostalgia for Washington.”

Since leaving government, Ivanka has focused on her philanthropic endeavors.

Since leaving government, Ivanka has focused on her philanthropic endeavors.
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Since leaving government, Ivanka has focused on her philanthropic endeavors, particularly in support farmers in the United Statescombat food insecurity and contribute to various disaster relief efforts at home and abroad.

At the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Ivanka helped provide 1 million meals to Ukrainian families in need.

Nationally, Ivanka has provided financial aid and volunteer work in disaster areas across the United States, including Kentucky, Florida and Louisiana.

A source close to Ivanka and Jared told Fox News the pair are committed to the work they do in the private sector and in philanthropy.

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Kushner launched a nonprofit, The Abraham Accords Peace Institute, last year after working in the Trump administration on the Abraham Accords, which officials billed as a “historic peace deal” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates which normalized relations in the Middle East.

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