Ivanka Trump, first daughter and advisor to the president, would like to be president herself one day, and her father — Donald Trump — is positioning her for just such a feat.
This is according to the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” put out by journalist Michael Wolff last year.
Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, both took positions within the Trump administration, with the hope that one day Ivanka’s presidential aspirations would become reality, New York Post said the book revealed.
“Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president,” Wolff wrote. “The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump.”
Though Ivanka has not confirmed this report herself, the notion of a future presidential run is not difficult to imagine.
Many have wondered why and how she could achieve such a high place in her father’s administration without boasting a single qualifying bit of experience. Most recently, Ivanka graced the stage with her father at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
A short video of her attempt to join a conversation between Theresa May, the departing prime minister of Britain, and Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund managing director — flanked by French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — went viral for the sheer awkwardness of the interaction.
Also during that trip, Ivanka and Kushner joined Trump in paying a visit to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The New York Times noted: “With her husband, fellow senior adviser Jared Kushner, at her side, Ms. Trump delivered news interviews, posed for photos and met Mr. Kim.”
Her desire to run for president in the future might be the only theory that makes sense of Ivanka’s high-ranking position with her father’s administration.