Donald Trump claims he requested his eldest daughter and son-in-law to refrain from participating in his 2024 presidential campaign because the media is “too harsh and terrible.”
On Monday, the former president denied rumours that he had requested his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner to stick by his side. He did this on his Truth Social platform.
Contrary to what the fake news is saying, I never asked Jared or Ivanka to join the 2024 presidential campaign. I specifically asked them not to because it would be “too mean and nasty with the Fake & Corrupt News and having to deal with some horrendous SleazeBags in the world of politics, and beyond,” Trump said.
“They shouldn’t be exposed to this “ride” any longer because it has never happened before. I ran twice, winning the second time with millions more votes (RIGGED), and I’m running again now!”
According to Vanity Fair, Trump asked Jared and Ivanka to join him onstage as he announced his third candidature for politics during his address at the wedding of his second daughter Tiffany in November.
Ivanka missed her father’s announcement at Mar-a-Lago. Jared was present, but he did not support the 2024 candidate on stage.
Ivanka announced in a statement that she would be leaving politics to pursue her personal family life, but that she would always support her father in his political endeavours.
“I adore my father dearly. This time, I’ve decided to put my young children’s needs and the private life we’re building as a family first. I have no plans to participate in politics, “In the statement, she noted.
She continued, “While I will always love and support my father, I will do so moving forward outside of the political sphere. “I will always be proud of many of our Administration’s accomplishments and I am grateful to have had the privilege of serving the American people,” the president said.
Since announcing his intention to compete for the presidency a third time in November, Trump has had a turbulent few weeks. Along with legal issues and investigations, he has come under fire for hosting the well-known white nationalist Nick Fuentes and anti-Semitic artist Kanye West at a dinner.
Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, both had government positions during the Trump administration. Ivanka oversaw the Office of Economic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship, while Kushner served as a senior adviser to the president and the director of the Office of American Innovation.
The pair spent hours testifying earlier this year before the House committee looking into the attack on the U.S. capitol on January 6.