Trump Just Explained The Real Reason Ivanka Won't Serve In His Administration Again—And Honestly Same
Donald Trump gave Bret Baier a blunt explanation for why Ivanka will not serve in a second Trump administration.
Former Republican President Donald Trump's children apparently won't be a part of his hypothetical next presidential administration, according to an interview with Fox News reporter Bret Baier.
In response to Baier's question about whether Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner would be part of his administration again, Trump told Baier Ivanka being part of his last administration was "too painful for the family."
"I said, that’s enough for the family. You know why? It’s too painful for the family."
He went on to further lament the supposed suffering of his family.
"Nobody has been through what my family has been through."
Trump was especially upset by his daughter's decision to close her failing self-titled clothing/lifestyle brand in July of 2018.
"When I did this, she was really—she closed it up. She sort of felt she had to."
It is worth noting this decision came after a significant amount of controversy after Trump became PPresidentwhen Ivanka branded products were featured in press briefings.
It also followed a noteworthy decline in the brand's sales.
Ivanka said last year she would not be involved in her father's future political ambitions, choosing not to become involved with his 2024 Presidential campaign.
She told Fox News Digital:
"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."
"While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena."
Trump was not getting a lot of sympathy on Twitter for how "painful" his presidency was for his family.
\u201c@thedailybeast Yeah? Same, bro. Same. Too painful for my family & pretty much all of the families I know and love. Soooo how about we not do that again?! Make it less painful for everyone?!\u201d— The Daily Beast (@The Daily Beast) 1687249391
\u201c@RadioFreeTom The only people the Trump family \u201cserved\u201d in DC were themselves.\u201d— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols) 1687214472
\u201c@RadioFreeTom It\u2019s too painful to have him serve in DC for my family as well.\u201d— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols) 1687214472
\u201c@thedailybeast I get it. His presidency was painful for my family too.\u201d— The Daily Beast (@The Daily Beast) 1687249391
\u201c@thedailybeast Any man who cared about his family would not even run again. But, not Trump. It's always about him.\u201d— The Daily Beast (@The Daily Beast) 1687249391
Both Jared Kushner and Ivanka drew criticism for the money they made while serving in the Trump administration.
\u201c@RadioFreeTom Cause they can't run their shameless grift operation again? I feel sad for them.\u201d— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols) 1687214472
\u201c@TheUSASingers Jared Trump, Ivanka Kushner, and brothers Donnie and Eric are nothing but White Collar hillbillies, who can grift like no other.\u201d— The USA Singers (@The USA Singers) 1687283005
\u201c@FrankMikeDavis1 Every attack is a confession. He tried like hell to get Hillary prosecuted, and failed, but he let Jared and Ivanka grift from White House offices.\u201d— Dr. Mike Davis \ud83c\udf0a (@Dr. Mike Davis \ud83c\udf0a) 1687275663
\u201c@OversightDems @RepRaskin Excellent statement of fact. Why do Ivanka & Jared get a free pass to grift while in government service?\u201d— Oversight Committee Democrats (@Oversight Committee Democrats) 1687278818
Trump also expressed concern for his middle son, Eric Trump.
Eric was deeply involved in both his father's campaigns and his attempts to overthrow the results of the 2020 election.
Trump said of Eric:
"He’s a fine young man, good student, good everything, comes in. We’re doing beautifully, then I decide to run for president. I mean, I don’t think anybody in the world in history has ever had more subpoenas sent to him."
There is a good reason for those subpoenas, though, as Trump currently faces more than 70 felony charges between two active indictments—one in Manhattan's federal court related to "hush-money" paid to Stormy Daniels and the second related to classified documents he removed from the White House, retained at his Mar-a-Lago Social Club well after the end of his presidency, concealed after request of the documents return and issued legal filings lying about them.
Judge Aileen M. Cannon—a Trump-appointee who will be presiding over the proceedings in the second trial—set an aggressive schedule for the proceedings. She ordered the trial to begin as soon as August 14, 2023.