Ivanka Trump’s careful moves since her father’s presidential defeat to Joe Biden in the US election have ignited speculation she could be plotting a political career of her own.
While the president’s daughter took part in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, she has kept mostly silent on election fraud allegations following his defeat.
There are suggestions this could be her way of avoiding her words being used against her in three years if she decides to establish a campaign for the 2024 presidency.
While her brothers Eric and Donald Jr delivered press conferences in support of their dad’s fraud claims in the days after the election, Ivanka has avoided showing such vocal support.
“It’s a smart move – the sons are protecting their dad, but acknowledging that while they probably can’t win the next election, it’s better if one of them does, which means they will be close to power anyway,” Andrew Hughes, marketing lecturer at the Australian National University told news.com.au.
“She is probably the best of the Trumps to make a run in future – she’s young and she’s got a cutting-edge image the Republicans would like to portray.”
This theory seems to already be gathering steam, with a recently created Facebook group called IVANKA TRUMP 2024 acquiring more than 7000 members.
Another group, Ivanka Trump Kushner For President 2024, has also attracted thousands of members.
While Ivanka has refrained from delivering a public address in support of her dad’s election fraud claims, she has taken to his favourite social media platform, Twitter, to comment.
“Every legally cast vote should be counted. Every illegally cast vote should not. This should not be controversial. This is not a partisan statement — free and fair elections are the foundation of our democracy,” she tweeted on Friday, the day before Trump was declared the loser.
While employed at the family’s Trump Organisation, Ivanka developed a lifestyle brand that sold clothing and jewellery.
She has also written two best-selling books, Women Who Work and The Trump Card.
The diversity of her background combined with her gender, celebrity status and social media proficiency could be what makes her an attractive choice among Republican supporters.
With her role as her dad’s advisor set to end when he officially leaves the White House in January, she has reportedly received a host of lucrative offers to appear on American reality television.
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