Former president Donald Trump has announced he will run in the 2024 presidential election, stating “America’s comeback starts right now”. Ivanka Trump, who served as a senior advisor to the White House during her father’s administration, said she loved her father but wished to focus on her family.
Ivanka Trump said: “This time around, I am choosing to prioritise 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.
“I am grateful to have had the honour of serving the American people and I will always be proud of many of our administration’s accomplishments.”
The former advisor said that her stepping away from the world of politics will not change her relationship with her father.
She was quoted as saying: “I’ve had many roles over the years but that of a daughter is one of the most elemental and consequential.
“I am loving this time with my kids, loving life in Miami and the freedom and privacy with having returned to the private sector. This has been one of the greatest times of my life.”
Ivanka Trump did not attend the announcement ceremony for the former president’s third bid for the leadership position.
However, former first lady Melania Trump was seen at the event arm-in-arm with Mr Trump as he shook hands with the crowd before his speech.
Other family members to attend were his second son, Eric Trump, and youngest son Baron Trump, who is 16 years old.
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The former president’s speech was one hour long, but he said as his supporters cheered: “I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be.”
Trump continued: “We have not reached that pinnacle, believe it or not.
“In fact, we can go very far and we’re going to have to go far.”