Former President Donald Trump said he “specifically asked” his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, to stay out of his 2024 presidential campaign.
“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,” Trump wrote Monday on Truth Social.
“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!” he added.
Trump was seemingly responding to reports that he begged Ivanka Trump and Kushner to join him on stage when he made his presidential announcement. The New York Post reported, citing anonymous sources, that Trump made an unsuccessful plea to the couple during his daughter Tiffany Trump’s wedding in November.
Ivanka Trump announced she would be staying out of politics for the 2024 election cycle the same day her father announced his presidential bid Nov. 15. (RELATED: Ivanka Trump Bows Out Of Politics For 2024 Election)
“I love my father very much. This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family,” Ivanka Trump said in a statement on Instagram.
She told Fox News she’s happy with her family life in Miami “and the freedom and privacy with having returned to the private sector.”
“We’re happy where we are right now, and we will continue to support my father — as his kids,” Ivanka Trump added.