Could Ivanka Trump Be Considering a Bid for the Presidency?
For the first week of January 2018, the whole internet has been buzzing over journalist Michael Wolff's upcoming book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Wolff claims that he was given unprecedented access to the West Wing during the Trump administration's first year, and when a number of excerpts from the book — due out next week but released today instead — were released in various publications, there were more revelations about the current president than anyone could absorb without a few days to work through them all.
And so, we've all been reading those excerpts pretty obsessively and trying to absorb as much of this new information as possible, because holy smokes, it is next-level bananas. However, there's one little piece of information that really stands out, and it has to do with Ivanka Trump's ultimate career goal.
In the book, Wolff claims that Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have actually discussed and decided amongst themselves that if they get the chance, Ivanka will be the one to run for president.
"Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president," Wolff wrote. "The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump."
Unfortunately for Ivanka, the book also implies that she already has enemies in Washington — including Steve Bannon, who is depicted in the book as being vocally against any of Ivanka's dreams of ascending to a higher political office. Bannon is reportedly quoted in the book as having said, when he heard about her plan to run for president, "Stop. Oh, come on. They didn’t actually say that? Please don’t tell me that. Oh my God."
Needless to say, the book is pretty inflammatory and is sufficiently up-ending the White House with all of the revelations contained in its pages. How much information is true still remains to be seen, but Fire and Fury is going to be a must-read if you want to join in on the talk around the water cooler in the near future.