Former President Donald Trump said during an interview this week that his family will not play any role in his administration if he becomes the Republican Party nominee and wins the 2024 general election.
Trump, 77, told Fox News anchor Bret Baier in an interview that aired Monday evening that being president was “too painful for the family” and that they will not be involved in his administration if he gets back to the White House.
Trump made the remarks when Baier asked him if he wanted his oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, with him again politically in the future.
“No,” Trump responded. “I said, that’s enough for the family. You know why? It’s too painful for the family.”
“My family’s been through hell,” he continued. “I mean, they have — Eric, my son, who’s a fine boy. You know him very well. He’s a fine young man, good student, good everything, comes in. We’re doing beautifully. Then I decide to run for president. I mean, I don’t think anybody in the world in history has ever had more subpoenas sent to him,” the 2024 GOP presidential front-runner claimed.
The former president said that no other family has been through what his family has been through.
“Ivanka had a really successful line of clothing, I mean, making a fortune. When I did this, she was really — she closed it up,” he said. “She sort of felt she had to, but she closed it up.”
Ivanka Trump announced in November 2022 that she would play no part in her father’s 2024 presidential campaign, and she skipped the former president’s campaign launch at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
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Ivanka Trump announced after her father announced his third presidential campaign that she did not want to be part of it because she wanted to focus on her children.
“I love my father very much,” Ivanka said. “This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics.”
“While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena,” she continued. “I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and I will always be proud of many of our Administration’s accomplishments.”
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