Ivanka Trump sat down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King for a wide-ranging interview that aired on Wednesday. During their sit-down, the First Daughter dismissed rumors that she would attempt to succeed her father in the White House.
“Should voters get their Ivanka 2024 campaign signs out?,” King at one point asked.
“No,” Trump quickly replied — to which King said, “The speculation has already started.”
“Politics is a tough business,” Trump said.
Trump also explained why she’s playing a role in her father’s administration despite telling “60 Minutes” that she had no plans to do so.
“When I spoke to ’60 Minutes’ it was, I think five or six days following the election. I was processing real time the new reality and — and what it would mean… I realized that having one foot in and one foot out wouldn’t work,” she said. “And the reality is that it all happened very organically for me.
“I’ll continue the advocacy work that I was doing in the private sector, advocating for the economic empowerment of women. I’m very focused on the role of education… My father is gonna do a tremendous job. And I wanna help him do that.”
Asked about her ties to her own businesses, Trump told King she’s no longer involved.
“I felt like proximity to my father and to the White House and with my husband taking such an influential role in the administration, I didn’t wanna also be running a business. So I put it into trust. I have independent trustees. I have no involvement in its management, in this oversight and its strategic decision making.”
King asked Trump why she didn’t simply sell the brand to cut ties.
“Because the name of the business is Ivanka Trump, had I sold the business an independent third party would be able to go around the globe today licensing and leveraging the name of the 45th president of the United States of America– complete unfettered,” Trump replied.
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