Rekindled support from Ivanka, 41, comes as her dad’s popularity ratings rise
She has been resurfacing behind the scenes with husband Jared Kushner, 42
A source close to them disputed this – saying ‘absolutely nothing has changed’
Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka appears to have u-turned on her decision to withdraw from politics amid his rising popularity ratings.
Ivanka, 41, who used to serve as Trump’s White House adviser alongside her husband Jared Kushner, said she was withdrawing from politics in November to spend more time with her family.
But members of Trump’s inner circle have said his eldest daughter and son-in-law have recently been resurfacing behind the scenes, according to Vanity Fair.
Rumors about their renewed involvement in his 2024 campaign began to swirl after they were spotted among MAGA elites at a private event in Trump’s Bedminster golf club last month.
Since then, the couple have been seen ‘far more frequently’ at political networking and campaign events – ostensibly as members of the family rather than in an official advisory capacity – as Trump’s ratings rise.
In November, Donald Trump’s eldest daughter Ivanka, 41, said she was withdrawing from politics to spend more time with her family (pictured)
Ivanka, 41, who used to serve as a White House adviser to her father, alongside her husband Jared Kushner, 42 (both pictured left)
In mid-November last year, Ivanka said she would not be involved in her father’s 2024 run for the White House, saying she instead planned to focus on her children
Sources close to the couple told DailyMail.com have disputed this impression – saying ‘absolutely nothing has changed’ regarding their withdrawal from the political scene.
‘Jared and Ivanka are not looking to be in politics and they enjoy spending their summers in Bedminster with Ivanka’s father and their kids as they always have,’ they said.
‘They continue to maintain a close personal relationship.’
Meanwhile, a top campaign strategist told Vanity Fair that the couple had been spotted more frequently at political events.
‘They’ve been spotted more frequently this summer,’ they said. ‘They’ve made it clear they’re supportive. They pop into meetings to say hi.’
A former Trump official also told the magazine that Kushner, 42, whose private equity firm Affinity Partners relies on Saudi investment, ‘needs to protect his turf, especially in the Middle East’.
‘Now that the president is 40 points ahead, of course Jared is pretending he’s involved,’ they said. ‘If he’s president again, Jared needs to protect his turf, especially in the Middle East.’
In mid-November last year, Ivanka said she would not be involved in her father’s 2024 run for the White House, saying she instead planned to focus on her children.
‘I love my father very much,’ she said in her Instagram announcement.
‘This time around, I’m choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family.
‘While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena.’
Although Kushner attended Trump’s campaign launch that same month, Ivanka was noticeably absent as Trump called attention to other family members in the room including wife, former First Lady Melania Trump and his middle son Eric.