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Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump is often present at political events alongside her father. However, Mary Trump warns that it is possible for Ivanka as well as Donald Trump Jr. to try and get into public office.
Speaking to The Independent to promote her tell-all memoir, Too Much and Never Enough, Mary Trump, who is also a clinical psychologist, revealed that there is some possibility that her eldest cousins may try for a presidential bid in the future. While Ivanka works in the White House as a senior adviser, Don Jr. is a regular fixture at Republican Party events and fundraisers and has sometimes issued political endorsements of his own and is a staunch defender of his father’s agenda on television and on social media.
Dr. Trump cites the Dunning-Krueger effect when she was asked about the possibility of her cousins getting considered for a presidential bid, as well as how it is telling of the current condition of the Republican Party that would lead them to actually consider either Don Jr. or Ivanka. “The fact that the Republican Party is in such a state that either one of these people could be considered is quite astonishing,” said Mary.
Mary also reveals that between the two of them, Don Jr. would be the most likely to follow his father’s footsteps. As for Ivanka, Mary says that she may not have the same appeal to the current GOP compared to her brother. “He’s tied into the base in a more fundamental way because he’s so abrasive and so vicious from what I see online, he has no boundaries he won’t cross, and there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to advance Donald’s agenda, so I assume the same thing would be true for his own.”
Meanwhile, Ivanka was present at the administration’s announcement to distribute $35 million in grants to human trafficking survivors. These grants would be provided by the Office for Victims of Crime. The recipients of the grants will then be able to have access to counseling, find permanent housing, as well as job training.
Ivanka released a statement about the announcement, saying how the coronavirus pandemic has forced victims to stay with their abusers. With the grants, victims would be able to rebuild their lives with the resources provided to them.