Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, said in a statement Tuesday evening that she decided not to attend her father’s presidential announcement at Mar-a-Lago because she does not want to be involved in politics anymore.
The statement from Ivanka comes after the New York Post reported Monday that the president “spent part of daughter Tiffany’s lavish Mar-a-Lago wedding this past weekend trying to convince his much-loved elder daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner to be with him on stage” when he announced tonight.
“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.”
Donald Trump Jr. was also not in attendance because he was on a hunting trip and could not get a flight back due to bad weather.
Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, was in attendance at Mar-a-Lago for the announcement.
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