Ivanka Trump isn’t getting involved in her father’s new campaign for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of the 2024 elections.
That’s according to a statement she posted on Instagram. She didn’t even bother making a post on her main feed about her thoughts. Rather, she — at least initially — spoke about her decision in a post on the platform to what’s known as her story, which normally disappears after a day. During Donald’s four years in the White House, Ivanka was an adviser throughout the nearly endless chaos, although it was often kind of unclear what she actually did on the team. Like her father, she held no previous experience in elected office or any kind of substantive government service. Among other things, Ivanka was involved during her White House stint in negotiations around a national paid family leave policy, which has never been actually successfully implemented — so that didn’t work out.
“I love my father very much,” Ivanka Trump said on Instagram. “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. While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena. 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.” She wasn’t present for the Tuesday speech at Mar-a-Lago where Donald finally confirmed the 2024 presidential bid at which he’s endlessly hinted, although Jared Kushner, her husband who has also put in a lengthy stint on the Trump political team, showed. Among other areas of work for which Kushner had little to no relevant experience, Jared was involved in the federal response to COVID-19, and well, everybody saw how that went.
Ivanka isn’t completely evading serious scrutiny. She is among the defendants in a sweeping fraud lawsuit from the New York state Attorney General in which the top law enforcement official is alleging that the Trump family business engaged in a years-long pattern of misconduct hinging on false statements of value for dozens of assets. That case is separate from the unfolding tax fraud trial against the Trump company in which the ex-president’s namesake business is facing scrutiny for a years-long scheme in which executives received high-dollar benefits while these individuals and the company itself evaded required taxes on the same.