Ivanka Trump Does Not 'Plan to Be Involved in Politics'


I'm continuing my discussion of Trump's big announcement, but I also want in this segment to broaden the discussion to look at sort of a post mortem of what happened in the recent midterms. Now, a couple of details with regard to Trump, the first thing is I saw a very interesting statement by Ivanka Trump, basically saying I'm stepping away from politics. Now she didn't clearly say that she was doing this along with her husband, Jared Kushner. She says, quote, I'm choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating. And so I think what she's trying to say is that I'm not going to be appearing on campaign rallies with my dad. And I'm also going to stay away if Trump is reelected from the Trump administration. And to the degree that she means herself and her husband, Jared Kushner, I think this is a good thing for them, but it's also a very good thing for Trump. It's a good thing for Trump because it's always complicated where when you have a close family that are anchored in a position of great authority and power and trust in The White House. Everybody else doesn't know how to navigate with regard to them. Of course, they are trusted. But on the other hand, they're not necessarily experienced now Jared Kushner in some ways did bring some experience. He was very well connected in the Middle East. And his impact, I think in some ways was positive because he helped a broker important deals, the move of the embassy to Jerusalem, the Abraham accords where Arab countries made a pact with Israel that would have seemed unimaginable. In fact, people like John Kerry said it's ridiculous. You can't get this kind of agreement without the Palestinians and Trump sort of made it look easy. So I'm not implying that Jared Kushner didn't do anything, but I also think that what happens very often for a business guy like Kushner is he tends to look at The White House as a way of kind of making connections.

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