Ivanka Trump fury over ex-President Donald Trump’s ‘refusal to trust his children’

Ivanka Trump emotional during Donald Trump’s final speech

Since President Joe Biden’s inauguration this week, many have speculated about the future of Mr Trump and his family. The former US leader is embroiled in his second impeachment trial, which is scheduled to unfold in the Senate next month after he was accused of “inciting insurrection”. It followed rioters, some of whom were Trump supporters, raiding the Capitol building on January 6 in a violent clash that led to the deaths of six people and many injured.

President Biden condemned the invasion as “one of the darkest days in the history of our nation” and blamed Mr Trump for encouraging his supporters.

Meanwhile, Ivanka, who was referred to as The First Daughter during her father’s reign, praised her own work in the administration in a farewell message on Twitter on Tuesday. 

She described her position as an advisor to Mr Trump as “the honour of a lifetime” and believed she had served her country well.

Ivanka tweeted: “I am so proud of what we have accomplished and achieved, and [am] excited for the future.

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“I came to Washington [DC] to fight for American families and I leave feeling I have done that.”

The mother-of-three’s message was in contrast to Mr Trump’s eldest child Don Jr, who appeared to try to undermine Mr Biden’s presidential victory.

On Instagram, he wrote: “Remember in the Lion King when Scar cheated to win the title as king? And the pride land was overrun with the hyenas?

“And all of the lions lost everything they had built and maintained? Just asking. No reason.”

Mr Biden won a decisive victory in the US election last November after he received 306 votes compared to Mr Trump’s 232 in the Electoral College. 

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In the wake of the business tycoon’s defeat, many have questioned what lies in store for Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. 

The couple is unlikely to return to New York after they spent $32million (£23million) on a luxurious mansion in Miami’s Indian Creek island, which is known as “Billionaire Bunker”.

On Friday, CNN reported that their home in Washington DC had been put back on the market for $18,000 (£13,000) a month.

Sources close to Ivanka believe she will not return to New York, where she previously worked for The Trump Organisation and had her own fashion brand.

Lysandra Ohrstrom, a former friend, predicted Ivanka would move to Florida where she would “find a soft landing” because “most misdeeds are forgiven if you have enough money”.

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Last year, Ms Ohrstrom told Vanity Fair that Ivanka would receive a frosty welcome if she returned to New York because of her father’s politics.

Ms Ohrstrom wrote: “It’s the perfect spot for her to lie low, shielded from the economic and social consequences of the policies she pursued for the past four years, the backlash against them, and from having to interact with her MAGA following.”

Brand management mogul Donny Deutsch agreed and told The New York Times: “[Trump’s] despicable but larger than life. Those two are the hapless minions who went along.”

Some debate whether Ivanka could pursue a political run of her own.

Jorge Luis Lopez, a Republican strategy adviser, felt that Florida would be the perfect place for her to stand for nomination due to the state’s strong support for Mr Trump.

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He told the Evening Standard: “Ivanka and Jared will absolutely be welcome here – if she chooses, she is the future of the Republican Party.”

Some have speculated that if Ivanka entered politics she could leverage the loyal fanbase forged by her father. 

If Mr Trump is impeached in the Senate next month, he will not be allowed to run for President again. 

But one potential obstacle in Ivanka’s path to the White House could be her father, as Mr Trump has always had high expectations of his children. 

During an interview with Piers Morgan, Mr Trump revealed his uncertainty over whether his offspring could match his success.

When asked if he had “the same trust” in his children that Mr Trump’s father Fred Trump had in him, he seemed doubtful. 

In 2008, Mr Trump told GQ: “I can’t tell you yet, because they’re too young. I think they have the potential to be very successful and very talented.”

While he professed that they were “very smart”, he stated that they were only “great students” at the time – a hint that they were not his-equal.

Mr Trump admitted that he “would let them go” if he “didn’t think they were up to” the job.

When Ivanka was asked about clashes between her father and siblings during the 2016 Forbes Summit, she responded: “I win of course.”

She continued: “You push each other, you complement each other, you don’t let things go if you deeply feel like it’s the wrong direction.

“I think we really challenge each other to be the best versions of ourselves and it’s been great.”

A friend of Ivanka suggested that she could leverage Mr Trump’s supporter base in a political run, in a 2015 Vogue article.

The unnamed source said: “Her father is hated by half of America and loved by the other half. 

“The half that loves him love her and the half that hate him love her – because she’s not him!”

Vogue writer Jonathan Van Meter argued that Ivanka would likely carve her own path – as she had done in business – and that she had the “branding” talents of her father. 

He wrote: “What Ivanka seems to have inherited is not his style (thank God), nor (one hopes) his crackpot opinions. 

“But the idea that if you are going to have the chutzpah to brand yourself, you damn well ought to be true to yourself.”

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