EXCLUSIVE: Ivanka Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, said she “very much loves and supports” her father, former President Trump, but “does not plan to get involved in politics” and said her “focus is on” prioritize their young children and their family.
“I love my father very much. This time I’m choosing to prioritize my young children and the personal life we create as a family,” Ivanka Trump told Fox News Digital. “I have no intention of getting involved in politics.
“Although I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside of the political arena. I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and will always be proud of the many accomplishments of our administration.”
Ivanka’s comments come after her father announced his third presidential campaign Tuesday night. Neither Ivanka nor Donald Trump Jr. attended their father’s announcement ceremony in Mar-a-Lago. Instead, Jared Kushner and Kimberly Guilfoyle attended to show their support.
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Ivanka told Fox she is “extremely close” to her father.
“That hasn’t changed and never will,” she added. “I’ve had many roles over the years, but daughter is one of the most fundamental and momentous. I love this time with my kids, love life in Miami and the freedom and privacy after going back to the private sector. It was one of the greatest times of my life.”
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Ivanka and Kushner relocated to Miami after spending four years in Washington, DC and serving in the former Trump administration.
“My kids are thriving, and I want to keep that rhythm — that rhythm — at this point in our family’s life,” she continued, adding that “time is fleeting and any parent will tell you it really does go by so fast.” . ”
Ivanka and Kushner have three children – Arabella, 11, Joseph, 9, and Theodore, 6.
“They are at a critical age and we enjoy these moments with them,” Ivanka said. “We are happy where we are now and we will continue to support my father – as his children.”
Ivanka, who served as a senior White House adviser during the Trump administration, told Fox News Digital that she “never intended to go into politics.”
“I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to achieve,” she said. “I left everything on the field and I don’t miss it.”
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Tiffany Trump, who got married over the weekend, wasn’t there when her father announced.
A source close to Ivanka told Fox News Digital that she has always been transparent with her father and said the decision to stay out of politics wasn’t one she made “yesterday.”
“She’s been here since she left Washington,” a source close to Ivanka told Fox News Digital. “She felt like she had served the country and now she will focus on her family and Jared felt the same.”
During her time in the Trump administration, Ivanka championed policies that supported economic opportunities for working families, including doubling the child tax credit, childcare assistance, educational staff development, and paid family vacations.
Ivanka led efforts for legislation that doubled the child tax credit and expanded eligibility, while successfully campaigning for the largest expansion of any child care and development block grant.
Ivanka also worked with members of Congress to secure 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal employees. She also took part in COVID negotiations to ensure workers in small businesses had paid sick leave to care for themselves or sick family members.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivanka also worked closely with the Small Business Administration and Department of the Treasury to help implement the Paycheck Protection Program and worked with USDA to launch the Farmers to Families Food Box program ‘ that delivered more than 170 million boxes of fresh food to families in need.
During her time in Washington, she also pushed for the Justice Department’s anti-trafficking resources to be doubled.
“She’s proud of what she’s been able to achieve,” a friend of Ivanka’s told Fox News Digital. “But she has no longing for Washington.”
Since leaving government, Ivanka has focused on her philanthropic endeavors, particularly helping farmers across the United States, fighting food insecurity, and supporting various disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally.
In the early days of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Ivanka helped provide 1 million meals to Ukrainian families in need.
Domestically, Ivanka has provided financial assistance and volunteered in disaster-hit areas across the United States, including Kentucky, Florida, and Louisiana.
A source close to Ivanka and Jared told Fox News the couple is passionate about the work they do in the private sector and philanthropy.
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Kushner founded a nonprofit organization, the Abraham Accords Peace Institute, last year after working in the Trump administration on the Abraham Accords, which officials have touted as a “historic peace deal” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that will strengthen ties in the United Arab Emirates Middle East normalized.