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Since her father’s election loss, Ivanka Trump has been heavily speculated to make a run for office herself. However, according to former Obama campaign communications consultant Spencer Critchley, Ms. Trump’s past actions could get in the way of her chances to enter politics.
While Ms. Trump appears to follow in her father’s footsteps in politics, Critchley said that Ms. Trump’s past is what might get in the way of her actually succeeding. Critchley noted that Ms. Trump does not only lack in experience to enter public service, she is also similar to her father in terms of questionable dealings. The former Obama campaign consultant cited her “ostentatious positions on non-controversial topics” as a possible hindrance to her political aspirations despite being a heavy favorite among her father’s base of supporters.
“Its seems clear with the hints she’s dropped over the years that she thinks is the next logical step,” said Critchley, citing Ms. Trump’s supposed aspiration of running for office. “But Ivanka is obviously completely unqualified in terms of experience but also in terms of her character -- in many ways she’s similar to her father and she has certainly had some very shady dealings. Ivanka, from the beginning and even before the Trump administration has been involved in very questionable stuff.”
Critchley also cited that the former president gave Ms. Trump and her husband Jared Kushner security clearance after FBI background checks were conducted despite the advice of White House officials and the intelligence officials not to do so.
Following the former president’s departure from the White House in January, both Ms. Trump and her husband relocated to Florida. However, reports have surfaced that Mr. Kushner, who served as a White House adviser, charged the American public with a $24,000 hotel tab that he accumulated during his travels to Israel to oversee peace talks. Following the criticism made towards Kushner, Trump campaign aide Jason Miller pushed back, saying that Mr. Kushner went to Israel to oversee the fifth peace deal in a span of four months while drawing comparison to former Secretary of State John Kerry.
Richard Grenell, Trump’s former Acting DNI, also came to Kushner’s defense, saying that the bill “was an incredibly small price to pay” for the peace deals that were successful.