“I am still considering it, absolutely,” Trump, daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, told Fox News on March 23.
Rumors of a potential run by Lara Trump were revived after retiring Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) voted in favor of convicting former President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.
Trump publicly nudged her to run during impromptu remarks he delivered at a dog rescue fundraiser held at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this month.
North Carolina GOP Chairman Michael Whatley told The Epoch Times that Lara Trump would be the candidate to beat if she decided to run. That view is shared by a number of Trump insiders and pollsters.
“She would have immediate attention and interest from across the state,” Whatley said. “She’s very beloved here down in North Carolina.”
Lara Trump has been making regular media appearances and filming episodes of her own political talk show. She regularly defends her father-in-law and critiques the Biden administration.
In her March 23 appearance on Fox News, Lara Trump commented on the first press conference of Joe Biden’s presidency.
“I’d like to ask him, maybe, I don’t know, does he think any of his policies so far have benefited the American people? Because, so far, we’ve seen energy jobs leave America, we’ve seen the auto plants are now going back to Mexico when under Donald Trump they actually came here to America,” she said.
“He got people back to work in America. He got things back up and running. Joe Biden is turning it all around.”
Former President Trump won North Carolina by 1.3 percent in 2020.
Lara Trump, who is married to Eric Trump, is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Earlier this month, former Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski told The Epoch Times that he believes it may not be a good idea for Lara Trump to run because the system in Washington is broken.
“My problem is, Washington is so fundamentally broken that I don’t know if it’s a good thing anymore,” Lewandowski said. “I think Lara Trump—and she would be an amazing United States senator if she decided to run, because she would win—she has more influence and more opportunity to drive a narrative today being on the outside than being stuck in a broken system.”