What's next for Ivanka Trump after leaving White House? Presidency, DWTS, art dealing are a few possibilities
Before joining the White House, Ivanka had enjoyed a brief career as a model, worked for the Trump Organization and wrote a highly criticized book called 'Women Who Work'
When President Donald Trump exits the White House in a little over two months, he will be taking all of the members of the first family with him which means that one of his close advisors - namely, his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump will also be out of a job.
Not that she needs to earn a living per se, but with her no longer playing the MAGA Girl Boss and failing to rein in her daddy's attacks on Planned Parenthood - even with her self-claimed “moderating influence” on her father’s inclination toward nationalism and right-wing extremism - it would not be far-fetched to say that the soon-to-be former first daughter would need a new hobby.
So what does life look like beyond her days of making promises of focusing on “women’s economic empowerment,” job creation and paid family leave?
Before joining the White House, Ivanka had enjoyed a brief career as a model, worked for the Trump Organization and wrote a highly criticized book called 'Women Who Work.' She also tried her hand at launching jewelry and fashion lines that are both now defunct. She also made cameos like starring as a boardroom judge on her dad’s show 'The Apprentice.' and appearing as herself in the popular drama series 'Gossip Girl.' Mostly she was known to be a socialite in New York as she attended galas and fashion shows and appeared in flattering magazine profiles.
Ivanka, the art collector?
Ivanka, along with her husband and fellow White House senior advisor, Jared Kushner, also straddled different elements of NYC society, immediately prior to the 2016 election, trying to find their footing in the world of business, media the and art world. However, most of that social circle - nay, most of New York - has turned vehemently anti-Trump in the last four years, which was one of the reasons the president shifted his official residence from the state to Florida. So it's highly doubtful if Ivanka will be able to make a comeback as a socialite in that circle again but there’s definitely hints that she is trying her best.
ArtNet recently reported that she is “planning a return to New York to resume her art-collecting lifestyle,” and has called on her friendships with wealthy art world entities while in the White House. In 2017, Ivanka and Kushner’s art collection was worth somewhere between $5 and $25 million, which might not be a huge number, but not an insignificant number either.
DWTS and a book deal
It is also unsurprising that reality shows like 'Dancing with the Stars' are already reportedly knocking on her door and sources reckon she could easily have a primetime cable show. She might even bag a second book deal, or perhaps a talk show. These could give her an opportunity to rebrand as a “moderate” right-wing voice once again or maybe a kind of lifestyle and career “expert” she tried to become years ago.
Female President Trump
There is also the possibility that she might run for president in four years' time, that is if her father doesn't decide to run again. According to Refinery29, the possibility of Ivanka staying back to directly try her luck in politics remains because it is unclear "whether she will ever enjoy the type of uncomplicated, apolitical popularity she once did." However, she might not be the perfect fit when it comes to a GOP candidate as she does not carry the same right-wing ideological rigor, as Tomi Lahren or Laura Ingraham. In a recent interview with RealClearPolitics, she called herself “a pragmatist when it comes to everything,” which sounded like she was solely interested in building her brand and achieving personal gain more than anything else.
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