Ivanka Trump Talks “Rough” Politics and Father’s Conviction In New Podcast

Ivanka Trump Daily Report July 03,2024

Ivanka Trump will appear to introduce her father when he takes the stage in Cleveland on Thursday night following his acceptance of the Republican nomination for president, despite Ivanka saying it was “hard” to see her father indicted recently.

While Ivanka Trump has largely removed herself from politics, she will accompany her father for his speech at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee later this month. In an earlier statement, her spokesperson said Ivanka had decided against running because she recently told the podcast host Lex Fridman that politics was a “rough, rough business” and a “pretty dark world.”

The RNC is slated to take place July 15-18 at the Fiserv Forum. Sources close to Trump said Ivanka will not be involved in any political capacity at the event, merit as a surrogate or fund-raiser. It stands in stark contrast to the 2020 RNC, where she brought her father out onstage and from its premiere convention performance in 2016.

The mother of three also commented on her father’s guilty verdict on 34 counts of falsifying business records concerning a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during the build up to the last presidential election.

“On a human level, it’s my father and I love him very much, so it’s painful to experience, but ultimately, I wish it didn’t have to be this way,” Ivanka, 42, told podcaster Fridman in a new interview out Tuesday.

She previously posted a throwback photo of her and her dad after his conviction, with the message, “I love you dad.”

Ivanka was a senior adviser to her father. She and Jared Kushner both served in the White House during Donald Trump’s presidency. 

The family made the move to Miami after leaving Washington, DC, and Ivanka announced she would not be a part of Trump’s 2024 campaign.

“I think first and foremost, it was a decision rooted in me being a parent, really thinking about what they need from me now,” she told Fridman.

“Politics is a rough, rough business and I think it’s one that you also can’t dabble in. I think you have to either be all in or all out. I also think for politics, it’s a pretty dark world. There’s a lot of darkness, a lot of negativity, and it’s just really at odds with what feels good for me as a human being,” she continued.

Donald Trump’s sentencing has been delayed until September 18, approximately six weeks before the presidential election.

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