“I love my dad very much,” she wrote on Instagram. “This time I choose to prioritize my young children and the private life we create as a family.
“I have no plans to go into politics,” she continued. “Although I will always love and support my father, I will do so outside the political arena in the future.”
Trump’s 2024 candidacy will not halt Justice Department criminal investigations
She added that she was “proud” of the “many” accomplishments of her father’s administration, during which she served as senior White House adviser.
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Trump’s first wife, Ivana, who died this year, previously oversaw development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization before joining the White House and described herself as an entrepreneur. She graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and has three children with her husband, Jared Kushner, who was also a senior presidential adviser.
The couple has spoken separately with the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump is also embroiled in a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) accusing Donald Trump and three of his children and executives at his company of blatantly manipulating property and other asset valuations to trick lenders , insurance brokers and tax advisers. authorities to get better loan and insurance rates or to reduce their tax liability.
The former president and his family have repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called James’s investigation a “witch hunt.”
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During her time in the White House, Ivanka Trump was accused of repeatedly violating the Hatch Act, which limits the political activities federal employees can engage in and aims to ensure that federal programs are administered in an impartial manner.
At least 13 senior Trump administration officials illegally mingled with governing and campaigning ahead of the 2020 election, a federal investigation found last year.
The twice-deposed former president, who refused to admit defeat and inspired a failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election that culminated in a deadly attack on the Capitol, officially declared his 2024 candidate on Tuesday night.
The announcement came after voters firmly rejected his endorsed candidates in last week’s midterm elections.
Since then, many elected Republicans have blamed Trump for the party’s underperformance, and would-be rivals openly plot to challenge him for the nomination. Trump has also begun targeting his likely GOP rivals, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin.
“This comeback starts now,” Trump said at his Mar-a-Lago resort, the target of an FBI search warrant three months ago to recover documents he took from the White House, including some that were top secret . “To make America great and glorious again, tonight I announce my candidacy for President of the United States.”
That’s what President Biden tweeted from his personal account on Tuesday: “Donald Trump has failed America.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s former running mate and vice president, Mike Pence, made it clear he was not ready for a political reunion. “I do believe we’re going to 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 during the attack on the Capitol “reckless” and said the former president’s actions “endangered” members of the Pence family and others trapped in the building that day. There is speculation whether Pence will become president.
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The packed ballroom at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night was a mishmash of a Trump rally and a glitzy gala. Among the hundreds in attendance were Trump White House alumni such as former Office of Management and Budget chief Russ Vought, speechwriter Stephen Miller and former acting intelligence director Richard Grenell.
Republican officials included outgoing Representative Madison Cawthorn (NC), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Michigan GOP Chairman Meshawn Maddock. MyPillow CEO and election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell and right-wing online prankster Alex Stein were also in attendance.
Kushner attended the event along 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, he has founded an investment company and written a memoir about his time there.