Ivanka Trump, the woman who is considered the big brains in her father’s business empire, rules out politics for the time being but says she might consider following in her father’s footsteps later in life.
Asked if she thought about entering politics, Ivanka told Town & Country in an interview published Tuesday:
It’s not something I’ve ever been inclined to do, but I’m 34, so who knows? At this point I would never even contemplate it, but that doesn’t mean that when I’m 50 I won’t have a change of heart.
If that doesn’t sound like a politician, what does?
If she wanted to run for President today, she might have a good shot at, considering the candidates, including her father.
The media have not been enthusiastic about any of the presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton is viewed as a powerful liar, Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish, a wild-eyed socialist, and Donald Trump a UFO who knows how to get headlines and infuriate more than half the country while magnetizing an incredibly large number of voters.
Ivanka is a lot more good looking than her father and is the highly successful vice president of the Trump Organization.
She has tried to stay out of the campaign but told Town & Country she loves and fully supports her father. “I’m always there for him if it’s helpful,” Ivanka said.
Ivanka converted to Judaism through an orthodox rabbi, at the insistence of the family of her husband. She adopted the Hebrew name of Yael and said in an interview this year:
We’re pretty observant… It’s been such a great life decision for me… I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity. From Friday to Saturday we don’t do anything but hang out with one another. We don’t make phone calls.
The former model also has two children with a third on the way.
Politico has called her “the quiet power behind the Trump throne,” a stark contrast to her father’s shoot-from-the-hip barbs and crass remarks about women, Mexicans, Muslims and just about anyone else who is not a redneck.
Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News chairman and whose TV journalist Megyn Kelly was crudely insulted by Trump, concedes that “Ivanka is the secret weapon of the entire Trump organization. She not only has tremendous business savvy, but she’s also street smart. There’s no doubt she exhibits the best skills of her father, has already developed an impressive personal brand, and besides is a very nice person.”
If Clinton does not become the first woman President of the United States, and if Sanders does not become the first Jewish President, Ivanka might be in line for both.