US Election: What do Donald Trump's children do?

US President Donald Trump’s time in office has certainly been a family affair.

Four of his five children have been heavily involved in his political career from speaking at rallies to being given their own West Wing offices.

As the campaign for his re-election continues ahead of the November 3 US election we take a look at what the president’s children do with their time.

Donald Trump Jr

Born in 1977, Donald Trump Jr is the oldest of the President’s children and the first of his three offspring with ex-wife Ivana.

Officially, Don Jr is the executive vice president of the Trump Organisation and runs the business with his younger brother, Eric.

However, he has become increasingly involved in politics during the past four years, leading many to speculate he’s eyeing up a political role even if his father isn’t re-elected to the White House in November.

Pictured left to right are Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump.
Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr and Tiffany Trump sit on the stage as their father delivers his 70-minute acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination. Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Don Jr is currently on the re-election campaign trail about six days a week. Along with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is the chair of finance for the re-election campaign, he helps fundraise for his father’s campaign.

He’s believed to have encouraged many large donations from high-profile supporters as well as garnering about $3 million in small donations.

There’s no doubt he’s a shrewd operator and very outspoken. After Nancy Pelosi ripped up Trump’s State of the Union speech, Don Jr was behind the meme which went viral, accusing Ms Pelosi of disrespecting the American people.

He’s written a book, Triggered, which slates political correctness, and was banned from Twitter after spreading conspiracy theories about COVID-19.

There have been rumours of tension between him and his father over the years and he recently reportedly wanted to stage an intervention when Mr Trump left Walter Reed while still infectious with Covid-19 because he thought his dad was “acting crazy”.

He has five children with ex-wife Vanessa, who he was married to for 13 years and divorced in 2018.

Ivanka Trump

Former model Ivanka was born in 1981 and is Mr Trump’s second child with Ivana. A former entrepreneur, she closed her self-named lifestyle brand in July 2018 to concentrate on her role as senior advisor to her father.

“She focuses on the education and economic empowerment of women and their families as well as job creation and economic growth through workforce development, skills training and entrepreneurship,” according to her official White House biography.

Ivanka Trump (right) with husband Jared Kushner.
Jared Kushner (left) and wife Ivanka Trump arrive to the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House September 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images

When Mr Trump first became president, Ivanka didn’t have an official title, but was given a West Wing office and security clearance, causing ethics experts to cry nepotism.

Ivanka was then given the official title of an advisor, along with her husband, Jared Kushner. Ivanka has continued to raise eyebrows during her White House career, often appearing centre stage alongside world leaders, such as at the G20 summit in 2019.

She married Mr Kushner in 2009 and converted to Judaism before doing so. The couple have three children, nine-year-old Arabella, six-year-old Joseph and four-year-old Theodore.

Eric Trump

The third of Mr Trump’s children with Ivana, Eric was born in 1984. Today, along with Don Jr, he’s the executive vice president of the Trump Organisation.

The business runs hotels, golf courses, offices, hotels, residential properties and entertainment venues, and has come under fire after alleged foreign deals during the Trump presidency, particularly around a Scottish golf course.

In 2007, Eric ran fundraisers for children’s charity St Jude’s, raising about US$16 million for the cause.

However, this has since come under scrutiny as it’s believed he siphoned off about US$100,000 of donations in to revenue for the Trump Organisation, and ‘re-donated’ money to other charities that were connected to other Trump family members.

Eric Trump and his wife Lara attend the opening Trump Turnberry's new golf course the King Robert The Bruce course on June 28, 2017 in Turnberry, Scotland.
Donald Trump's second son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara. Source: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Like his brother, he is outspoken with his conspiracy theory views, claiming social distancing is a strategy used by Democrats to derail Mr Trump’s election campaign and coronavirus will “magically go away” after the election on November 3.

He is married to Lara Trump, who is also a senior advisor to the president, and the couple have two children three-year-old Eric Jr (often known as Luke) and one-year-old Carolina.

Tiffany Trump

Born in 1993, Tiffany is Trump’s only child with second wife Marla Maples. She’s not in the limelight as much as her older siblings, with much speculation her father had always favoured his relationship with his children from his first marriage.

After graduating in sociology and urban studies in 2016 from the University of Pennsylvania, she got her law degree in May this year, prompting her father to publicly congratulate her, saying: “Just what I need is a lawyer in the family!”

Tiffany Trump arrives for a ceremony where her father introduced 7th US Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Tiffany Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, is the president's only child with Marla Maples. Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

She also has big social media following and released a song, Like a Bird, in 2011.

Although Tiffany hasn’t confirmed what her next career steps might be, she has previously admitted she would be “interested” in joining the family business.

Tiffany hasn’t been a regular figure in Mr Trump’s political career, but she is present for key moments.

She recently spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where she gave an impassioned speech against the media, saying: “If you tune in to the media, you get one biased opinion or another.” She was also present at her father’s first debate with Joe Biden.

Barron Trump

Barron is the only child of Mr Trump and First Lady Melania and was born in 2006. He manages to stay out of the limelight by boarding at St Andrew’s Episcopal school in Maryland, rather than living at the White House with his parents.

Barron Trump, Donald Trump and Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House on August 16, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Barron Trump, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Source: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

He reportedly loves soccer and plays for the Arlington Soccer Association. He is sometimes seen embarking Air Force One with his parents, but is rarely photographed.

However, Barron did appear on stage on the final night of the Republican National Convention and we can expect to see a bit more of him during family celebrations if Mr Trump is re-elected.

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