Trump responds to rumors of Ivanka as his VP running mate

Former President Donald Trump responded to speculation that he would consider his daughter Ivanka Trump as a running mate, confirming he was unlikely to do so.

Trump discussed the idea during an interview with Indian News outlet NDTV.

Trump’s response

“Ivanka? My daughter? Never thought of that one,” he said when asked. “Well, that’s an interesting idea.”

Trump then dismissed the idea. “No, I wouldn’t,” he replied. “Not my daughter.”

A big decision

It’s not the first time the rumor has been mentioned, however. Some speculation about the possibility circulated when Trump ran for president in 2016.

Several others have also been noted as potential running mates, recently including rumors of South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem following her speaking engagements in early 2024 primary voting states.

Though the former president has not yet announced a comeback bid for the White House in 2024, there has long been speculation he will do so, most likely after the November midterm elections.

The mention of Ivanka as a running mate does highlight Trump’s need to carefully select who will serve as his vice presidential candidate.

The process will likely be a controversial one, with the impact of tremendous importance on the support he will receive from voters in his attempt to return to Washington.