'He is losing value': Mary Trump says Ivanka and Jared Kushner have cut ties with Donald Trump
MIAMI, FLORIDA: According to Mary Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have seemingly distanced themselves from former President Donald Trump as he is "losing value". She emphasizes that the couple has cut ties with Trump as they do not need him like they used to.
While speaking to MSNBC on Sunday, December 11, Trump's niece Mary, a longtime and vocal critic of the politician, revealed that Ivanka and her husband are publicly removing themselves from politics as they "finally realized that they gain more by staying away from Donald than they do by staying aligned with him."
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"Donald is definitely losing value in terms of the party, and in terms of politics generally," she added. And Ivanka and Jared are legitimately wealthy people apart from whatever Donald is doing, so they don't need him to the same degree they might have." Mary Trump also said that their active participation during Trump's run as a president has "damaged them, at least socially." The couple served as unpaid advisors to the former president during his administration. "It's the same with most of Donald's inner circle — there is always a transactional calculation being made and a lot of people are making the calculation that it just isn't worth it for them anymore," she further added.
While Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka was absent from her father's presidential campaign launch on November 15, Kushner did not miss the event. To justify her actions, Ivanka said in a statement released on the very same day that although she loves her father "very much," she does not wish to stay in the political arena anymore. The couple is seen prioritizing their family at the moment as they were seen traveling to Egypt with their three children while also attending the World Cup in Qatar.
In November, an unnamed source told The New York Post, that Ivanka "hated all the criticism and the threats" that she went through during her father's administration and "was unhappy about how a lot of their friends turned their back on them."
Mary Trump spoke about the matter as the former president is seen losing his luster after the candidates that he backed did poorly in the midterm elections in November. This has led many leading Republicans and conservative critics to question Trump's effectiveness as a political leader, with some suggesting the idea of a new leader for their republican party, the GOP.