Ivanka Trump Won’t Commit to Staying for Second Term: ‘My Decisions Will Always Be Flexible’

December 29, 2019 Updated: December 29, 2019
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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, wouldn’t commit to working in the White House if her father is reelected in 2020 when she was asked about it during an interview over the weekend.

Speaking to CBS News, the president’s eldest daughter said that her children come first and foremost. Her comments came during an interview with “Face The Nation,” where anchor Margaret Brennan asked her about staying in the White House.

“I am driven first and foremost by my kids and their happiness—so that’s always going to be my top priority, and my decisions will always be flexible enough to ensure that their needs are being considered first and foremost. So, they will really drive that answer for me,” Ivanka remarked on Sunday.

Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, aided President Trump’s campaign in 2016 and later have been serving in his administration, and each has managed to take on major policy priorities. The couple has three young children named Arabella, Theodore, and Joseph.

Brennan asked her about any “unfinished business,” and said Trump may have indicated that she might want to keep working in the White House.

“It’s always unfinished … it’s not enough yet,” Trump said.

In the interview, she touted her father’s record on job creation. “There is so much positivity and there is so much hope” in Trump’s policies to benefit families, she said.

The first daughter went on to cite the policy accomplishments of Trump’s administration that have created “a pro-growth environment.”

Ivanka explained how she is propelled by “being able to deliver for the forgotten men and women that I met over the course of two years as I campaigned around this country—and over the last two-and-a-half years, as I’ve traveled to almost every state in this nation. It’s about providing pathways to opportunity.”

Brennan asked her about whether she would run for office herself.

“Oh, gosh. You know, for me … the politics is truthfully less interesting [than] the policy and the impact of lifting communities and changing people’s lives,” she told Brennan.

Ivanka then stated she is humbled by being able to serve her country.

“The day I walk into the West Wing and I don’t feel a shiver up my spine is the day I’ve been here too long,” Ivanka said. “And I still, every day, I feel a tremendous humbling and sense of privilege that I’m able to do the work that I came to Washington to do, that the president [has] empowered me.”

She added that she feels “just incredibly grateful to be able to give back to a country that’s given me so much.”