Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that he never requested that his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner be part of his 2024 presidential campaign, despite media reports claiming otherwise.
“Contrary to Fake News reporting, I never asked Jared or Ivanka to be part of the 2024 Campaign for President and, in fact, specifically asked them not to do it – too mean and nasty with the Fake & Corrupt News and having to deal with some absolutely horrendous SleazeBags in the world of politics, and beyond,” the former president wrote on Truth Social.
Trump added, “there has never been anything like this ‘ride’ before, and they should not be further subjected to it. I ran twice, getting millions more Votes the second time (RIGGED), & am doing it again!”
The New York Post reported last month that the former president tried to convince Ivanka and Jared to be with him on stage when he announced his third consecutive run for the White House, however, Newsweek reported that Ivanka decided not to attend her father’s 2024 Presidential announcement because she was prioritizing the couple’s children instead. Kusher did attend the event but did not appear on stage with Trump.
According to Newsmax, The New York Post quoted an insider who said that both Ivanka and Jared rejected his attempts to get them involved in the campaign, saying “they both feel they got burned in Washington and don’t want to go back and expose themselves and their children to another bitter campaign.”
New York Magazine added a few days ago that Kushner refused to help Trump when calls began to come in looking for his aid and public support after the former president had his controversial dinner with rapper Kanye West and white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who has denied the Holocaust, soon after his campaign announcement.
In the New York Magazine interview, Trump said, “I think that all members of my family are with me. It doesn’t mean that they’re going to work on the campaign, but they’re always 100 percent with me.”
He added that couldn’t blame Ivanka for not attending his announcement that he was running again for president saying that “she did a very good job, and she was treated unfairly, and I don’t want to see that happen … It’s a nasty business.”