WHERE WAS IVANKA? Former First Daughter Skips Big Announcement, Releases Statement

Former President Donald Trump announced his third run at the White House at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night; he said “America’s comeback starts right now.” But noticeably absent was daughter Ivanka, who was an active member in Trump’s prior administration.

Ivanka Trump released a statement explaining her absence.

“I love my father very much. 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,” Ivanka, 41, said in a statement.

“While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena,” she added. “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.”

From The New York Post:

Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, was part of the audience of approximately 1,000 people that crammed Mar-a-Lago’s ballroom for the long-anticipated campaign kickoff, but his wife — an unpaid adviser during her dad’s presidency — did not appear.

Sources told The Post Monday that Donald Trump, 76, spent part of daughter Tiffany’s wedding this past weekend trying to cajole Jared and Ivanka to join him on stage for the announcement and present a united family front — appeals that were rejected.

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