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Are Jared and Ivanka Really Done with Trump 2024?

Are Jared and Ivanka Really Done with Trump 2024?

There is no greater indication of President Trump’s prospects for a successful run for re-election in 2024 than the response of his family.  So far, none of the family has indicated their willingness to be part of the campaign.  In fact, the children and the former First Lady have been very silent on the subject.

Melania walked on stage with her husband when he made his announcement to run again.  She left the stage, however, without saying a word of support.  She did not come to the podium to pose for the traditional husband and wife waving to the world.  

Only one son — Eric — was even present for the announcement — and he remained in the audience. Trump recognized him from the podium, but that just drew attention to who was not there.  The non-attendees were Donald, Jr. Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner – and young Barron.

Since that time, Ivanka and Jared have let it be known that they will not be participating in the old man’s campaign.  Trump responded to those reports in typical style – saying that he did not want them to get involved and told them so.  He wants to protect them from the brutality of current politics.  Yea, sure.

The “kids” absence from the campaign is a serious blow to an already seemingly insurmountable task – especially Jared.  Most folks may not recall that the person most responsible for Trump’s shocking victory was Jared.  He was the one who put together the unprecedented and impressive social media campaign.  Many pundits at the time credited the social media campaign with the margin of victory.

Jared also played a major role in keeping Trump focused and – to some extent – less volatile.  Jared and Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway were arguably the two smartest and most effective campaign workers.

Jared also showed his ability in producing one of Trump’s most impressive accomplishments – the Abraham Accord, which resulted in agreements between Israel and four Arab states.

The loss of the children’s participation not only looks bad, but it is a huge loss to any plan for Trump to get re-elected.  It also makes it harder for Trump to attract a competent staff.  So far, he has not – and the campaign pros are not heading to Mar-a-Lago to offer their services.

More and more, it looks like Trump is in this alone.  Some say that he is not really serious about actually running again.  It is only for show and maybe fundraising.  That is as good an explanation as any.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Grace Bruno

    I don’t know what you’re reading but Don and Eric are both supporting their father and are on the outs with Ivanka. I am so glad the 2 Globalists won’t be involved with President Trump in 2024. Their political views differ greatly from the president and Jared is happy he was able to finagle 2 billion from the Saudis with his father in law in the whitehouse. 2 NY Lefties and I for one am so glad they are gone.

    • Rick

      I really liked president Trump. He was saying all of the things we (people who love the USA) wanted to hear. I would listen to his rally speeches and even though he was always saying the same things at each rally, it did my heart good to hear him saying all of the things I was thinking. If he were to run and win the nomination, I would vote for him again. However, he is a narcists and will never admit when he is wrong; no matter what!

      He lost my respect when he kept pushing (and still does) the poison poke’s. He has to know that people are being injured and even killed by them. I have begun to believe that no one can get into high positions of power unless the people who are really running things approve of that person. If Trump was any kind of a threat to the NWO, they would have taken him out. They could easily have done it with him being always out in the open doing all of those outdoor rally’s, but they did not. They did however take him out at the last presidential election. There is no doubt about that in a thinking persons mind. Our country was overthrown. Apparently, they wanted to take him out without making him a martyr.

      It is so obvious with the circus we have in the WH now. Everything they do is exactly what someone would do if they wanted to destroy the USA or at least reduce her to poverty.

  2. Tom

    When I think back on previous POTUS campaigns from Kennedy to today, I really do not remember family getting as involved in the nuts and bolts of the campaign the way Jared and Ivanka did in 2016. They seemed to back off some in 2020. And I only seem to remember wives being involved in hand waving, meeting people, and overall moral support for their husband. So family members such as children not being involved is not a big deal to me. The wife not hand waving and meeting people and showing eager support is more of a big deal. Quite frankly I have often wondered how Donald and Melania stay together? LOL And the children not being involved in at least a photo op might be a bit of a deal.

    I think your statement, “So far, he has not – and the campaign pros are not heading to Mar-a-Lago to offer their services.” is the biggest deal because these are people who do not have to spend their time with Donald. These are people who have to care where they spend their time, how much of it they give, and who they give their time to because it might impact their image and other opportunities they may have now or on the horizon.

    I think Trump’s support system situation can be summed up in one word right now, and that word is “abandonment”. I do not think anyone wants to get to close to him because of his toxicity. Had he stayed quiet for two years, worked on building base in the GOP rather than maintaining control of the GOP, things might be different. Knowing what we know now, who among us if we had a time travel machine would want to buy a ticket for the maiden voyage of the titanic? His ship appears in this INDEPENDENT’S view to have left the dock and he is just “sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the time, roll away!”

    The real question is will he be a significant factor in the 2024 primaries? Will he enter the primaries as a way of getting back at the GOP? Is his motive for running one of saving face and revenge, or, is his motive that he really wants to do good for the country? I agree with your past assertions Larry that a large GOP candidate field might and probably will spread out the vote enough that his core supporters can propel him to victory. But DeSantis, if he decides to run, may be the spoiler in this assertion – as DeSantis seems to have significant support but may lack network. But I think Trump, even if he does win the primary, is too toxic to win in a general election. But again, much may depend on Biden’s next two years and people’s memory of Trump. As I have said, Americans have short memories.

  3. frank stetson

    Kennedy family came pretty close.

    It’s the Mafiosi management model where loyalty is a higher priority than experience and skill. That’s why the inner ring is family, the next ring is trusted, but not family, consigliore, and the remaining rings of power are pond scum, easily cut loose as foot soldiers. The “Don” rarely communicates directly beyond the first ring and never beyond the second ring.

    Don will have difficulty operationalizing his organization without family.

    • Tom

      Good point Frank, I totally agree. I never viewed the Trump campaign in terms of crime families, but yes, he may be the Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese, Colombo, and Bonanno of US Politics. I went to school with one of the Bonanno family. But I do see the comparison you are making with the circles of trust.

      Now with the Kennedy family, you are talking about Joe the father and Bobby the brother, helping JFK? Enlighten me please.

      • frank stetson

        Bobby as AJ, Teddy in the Congress, that’s all. Although Bobby probably went after the Mafia as retribution for Joe’s issues.

        Not as egregious as Trump’s nepotism not as much a mafia management architecture. It’s not that this Don is mafia, it’s just he organization is structured in the mafia manner.

        Turn out he DIDN”T donate all of his salary to charity. Apparently, 25% of it, his 2020 year, stayed in his pocket and was never donated anywhere. Grifter and liar from start to finish.

  4. Joseph S. Bruder

    Why get involved in something that clearly is not going anywhere? It’s Daddy’s grift, not theirs. And they both know that Trump will end up in jail. If they stick their necks out, they’ll will get investigated for sure. They made their $2 billion from the Saudis, and are laying low in hopes they’ll be forgotten. At some point, they’ll quietly relocate to some island paradise and disappear.

    • frank stetson

      Well, Jared and Ivanka did get a few billion in grift from the Saudi Prince, remember?

      And that’s jus a piece of their slice of the pie.