As she settles into life as a private citizen and contemplates a possible run for office of her own, Ivanka Trump seeks to distance herself from her father’s troubled reign in the White House.
From the comfort of their plush oceanfront apartment in Miami, the eldest daughter of Donald Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are “looking forward to a clean break,” a close confidant of the couple told Vanity Fair.
“They haven’t yet initiated what comes next and are doing their government work. It is a moment in their lives to focus exclusively on family and relaxation only,” the source said.
In the chaotic final weeks of the Trump presidency, numerous posts reported that the former first daughter was fearful for the future of her political life after the 74-year-old revealed that she would transcend tradition and bypass the inauguration of his successor, Joe Biden.
“This made Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump into a little panic as they look to their future,” said Kate Bennett, CNN’s White House correspondent.
“I’ve spoken to a lot of sources today who say they’re questioning everything right now, from where they’ll live after the White House to what their career will be like.”
Her estrangement from her father comes just days after she roasted in support of Trump, as she shared a list of his accomplishments while in office.
The list claimed that the United States witnessed an “unprecedented economic boom.”
“Before the China virus invaded our shores, we built the most prosperous economy in the world,” she said.
It also boasted that at some point during Donald Trump’s presidency, “the unemployment rate reached 3.5 percent, the lowest level in half a century.”
The unemployment rate in America was reported last week at 6.7 per cent. About 10 million Americans were unemployed as of December.
Number seven on the list is “Lifesaving Response to China Virus”. The coronavirus pandemic has so far infected 23 million US citizens and killed 395,000.
It makes no mention of Trump’s impeachment decision, his misconduct with Ukraine, his role in inciting a fatal uprising on the Capitol, his divisive rhetoric, or the promotion of false plots in connection with the November elections.
While Ivanka and Kushner are moving away from each other, it is unknown what next moves for Melania now, and her husband has finally taken home a prize from the Oval Office.