Former President Donald Trump insisted on Monday that he “never asked” his son-in-law Jared Kushner or his daughter Ivanka Trump to be part of his 2024 presidential campaign.
Trump made the claims in a Monday post on his Truth Social page where he also said he actually asked Ivanka and Kushner to step away from his campaign to protect them from the “mean and mean” political world.
“Contrary to fake news reporting, I never asked Jared or Ivanka to be part of the 2024 presidential campaign and, in fact, I specifically asked them not to – too mean and mean to people. fake news and corruption and having to deal with absolutely horrible SleazeBags in the world of politics and beyond,” Trump wrote in his post.
“There’s never been anything like this ‘ride’ before, and they shouldn’t be subjected to it anymore. I ran twice, getting millions more votes the second time around (RIGGED), and I’m doing it again! ” added the 76-year-old former president.
The Post reported in November that Trump begged Ivanka and Kushner, who are married and have three children together, to join his campaign team at his daughter Tiffany Trump’s Mar-a-Lago wedding.
“Trump thought he could convince Ivanka this weekend to come back and campaign for him because she was the most requested speaker after the president himself last time…but so far she is resisting his pleas and hold on just like Jared,” an insider said. The post office. “They both feel they’ve been burned in Washington and don’t want to go back and expose themselves and their children to another bitter campaign.”
Last week, the New York magazine reported that Kushner had shown no interest in helping his stepfather weather the storm of controversy that has blanketed the former president since his November 22 dinner with anti-Semitic rapper Kanye West. and white nationalist Nick Fuentes. at Mar-a-Lago became public.
Kushner ignored requests for “help…for public support, even seeking a response” from Trump’s election operation, according to the magazine.
The report adds that Kushner, 41, began giving Trump’s phone number rather than acting as a conduit for people trying to reach him.
“He was like, ‘Look, I’m out. I’m really out,'” the outlet quoted a source as saying.
Both Kushner and Ivanka served as senior advisers during Trump’s entire time in the White House.
Trump announced his candidacy for the White House in 2024 on November 15, and the same night Ivanka released a statement announcing that she would not be joining his campaign team.