Former President Donald Trump has said that he was the one who didn’t want his daughter Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, to play a role in his 2024 presidential campaign. Trump announced his third run for the White House in November at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach Florida. Kushner, who had served as a senior adviser during the Trump administration, was present for the event while Ivanka Trump was notably absent. In response to this Ivanka Trump put out a statement saying that she was choosing to prioritize their family and children.
The New York Post then reported that Kushner was unwilling to help his father-in-law with the campaign after Trump hosted a dinner with Kanye West, who is known for his recent antisemitic comments, and white supremacist Nick Fuentes only a week after his campaign announcement. Trump however has said that he was the only one to ask his daughter Ivanka and her husband to not be involved in his campaign this time around.
Trump added that he “specifically asked” them to not participate because he knew the campaign would be “too mean and nasty.”
Throughout the time since he left office, Trump has maintained that 2020 was stolen and rigged and that this is why he is running again. Political campaigns can become quite bitter as was evident in the 2016 campaign when both Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton verbally attacked one another.
Despite Trump’s claims, the New York Post has maintained that according to their source Kushner and Ivanka Trump felt “burned” in Washington, D.C. which is why they chose not to return for Trump’s 2024 campaign.