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'Politics Is A Tough Business' - Ivanka Responds To Rumors Of 2024 Presidential Run

Ivanka Trump vowed Wednesday that she will not follow her father into the political arena by running for public office, according to The Hill.

“Should voters get their Ivanka 2024 campaign signs out?” Gayle King, host of “CBS This Morning,” asked the president’s daughter. She noted that “the speculation has already started.” Ivanka replied: “No. Politics is a tough business. Politics is a tough business.”

Speculation about a possible political career for the “first daughter” has increased since the recent announcement that she would serve as a “special assistant to the president.” Her role as an adviser for her father began long ago in the family’s business operations, and she was a top aide in last year’s campaign.

Upon being named to the White House position, Ivanka released a statement explaining: “I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House office, subject to all the same rules as other federal employees.” She was referring to critics who suggest her new job violates anti-nepotism statutes. That concern previously arose when the president chose Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, as one of his chief White House staffers.

King asked: “You said it was your intention to be a daughter, that you were not going to play a role in the administration. What changed your mind?” Ivanka responded: “When I (said that), it was -- I think -- five or six days following the election. I was processing real time the new reality and what it would mean. … I realized that having one foot in and one foot out wouldn’t work. … The reality is that it all happened very organically for me.”

She continued: “I had to determine that my husband and I, we both wanted to be in D.C., that it was viable to move our children, that they would be happy in the new environment. After I decided I wanted to try, I needed to divest with numerous businesses. So did my husband … and I wanted to understand where I could be an asset to the administration; about how I could help my father and, ultimately, the country.”

Source: The Hill
Photo: CBC News

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