Ivanka Trump opts out of father’s 2024 campaign, calling for end to use of US military for political purposes
The White House announced Monday that President Donald Trump’s daughter and his daughter-in-law will no longer serve on the Trump 2020 campaign trail after Trump said he would not allow them to participate.
The decision came after a Monday night rally in North Carolina where Trump told supporters he would not allow his daughter to run in the 2020 election as part of his campaign. Instead, both Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were appointed to be special advisers to the president.
Trump also defended his decision to hold a rally by saying he would not allow his daughter or Kushner to appear on stage with him. “I have a great relationship with the president of Russia and I don’t need his permission to go to Russia,” he told the North Carolina rally.
According to Politico, Ivanka Trump “told organizers Friday that she would not be participating in the ‘Make America Great Again’ rally and that she was speaking as a private citizen.”
“I’m going to stand back,” she said.
In a separate statement, Donald Trump Jr. called the decision “unfortunate but unsurprising.”
“After having watched my father closely for years, I have seen this kind of behavior before and know how it ends,” he said.
The decision to keep Ivanka Trump on and her husband Jared Kushner off the campaign has been a long time coming.
Donald Trump Jr. said they were both “disappointed” to hear of the decision to keep them off the campaign trail.
“We were both disappointed that our efforts to coordinate with his administration ended in this way,” he said. “It is the right decision, but it does not reflect well on Ivanka.”
Trump announced last week that he would not allow his daughter to serve as a national co-chair for his campaign even as he vowed to “fight for her.”
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