Trump’s Favorite Daughter Bows Out

Ivanka and Donald Trump

( – One big question going into last night’s announcement by Donald Trump that he will run for the presidency again was whether his favorite daughter, Ivanka, would be at the Mar-a-Lago event and what role she’ll play in the campaign.

Both of those questions were quickly answered.

Ivanka Trump did not attend the announcement.

Ivanka Trump issued a statement saying she will not participate in her father’s presidential campaign. You can see a screen capture of her message further down this post.

As Politico notes today in “Ivanka Trump on dad’s announcement night: I’m done with politics“:

Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump and a political adviser in his administration, doesn’t plan to be involved in politics ‘going forward,’ she wrote Tuesday evening on Instagram.

“‘While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena,’ Ivanka Trump said. Her statement came the same evening that the former president announced his plans to run for president again.” [emphasis added]

Ivanka explained more.

“‘This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family,’ she said. ‘I do not plan to be involved in politics.'” [emphasis added]

Here is a screen capture of Ivanka Trump’s statement: