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Trump said he told Ivanka and Jared Kushner not to join his 2024 campaign because people are ‘too mean and nasty’

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Donald TrumpJared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump.

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  • Donald Trump said he never asked Ivanka and Jared Kushner to join his 2024 campaign.
  • He said he told them not to be part of it because people would be “too mean and nasty.”
  • Recent reports have suggested that the pair are distancing themselves from Trump’s politics.

Former President Donald Trump said he told his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to not be a part of his 2024 presidential campaign, following speculation that the pair are distancing themselves from him.

“Contrary to Fake News reporting, I never asked Jared or Ivanka to be part of the 2024 Campaign for President,” Trump wrote on Truth Social, the social media platform he founded, on Monday.

“In fact, specifically asked them not to do it – too mean and nasty with the Fake & Corrupt News and having to deal with some absolutely horrendous SleazeBags in the world of politics, and beyond.”

Trump’s daughter and son-in-law were some of his closest advisers during his presidency and both his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.

However, the pair have stepped back from Trump’s political career since he lost the 2020 election and the January 6 insurrection took place. 

They have also distanced themselves from the former president’s baseless election fraud claims.

Ivanka did not attend her father’s 2024 campaign launch in November, and later told the media that she does not have political ambitions.

“I love my father very much. This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family,” she said in an interview with Fox News Digital. “I do not plan to be involved in politics.”

A recent profile of Trump in New York Magazine also reported that Kushner had refused to help his father-in-law after his controversial dinner with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and white nationalist Nick Fuentes, both of whom have made antisemitic comments.

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