The Biggest Rumors About Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump grew up as the golden girl of the Trump family. Her father, former President Donald Trump, would allegedly pause everything when she called the Trump Organization from Chapin School, even when Donald was in a big meeting. "It was colleagues, it was titans of industry, it was heads of countries," Ivanka told CNN about growing up Trump. "He'd always tell everyone in the room how great a daughter I was and say cute things and ask me about a test I took."

Ivanka said that she and her siblings were her dad's main focus, and even if he was busy with work, he always made sure that his kids knew he was around. "He wasn't always physically present, but he was always available," Ivanka added. Of course, Ivanka has gone on to stand by her dad's side as she grew into adulthood: She appeared on their TV show "The Apprentice" as a major figure next to The Donald and worked as executive vice president at the Trump Organization; then, she followed him all the way to the White House when he became president, working as a senior advisor along with her husband, Jared Kushner. The experience was a polarizing one politically, and the married pair, who were once socialites of New York City, moved away to Florida after Donald left the White House. 

While Ivanka and Kushner's attempt at making a social return hasn't gone as planned, they've certainly remained in the spotlight, particularly the rumor mill — whether they want to be or not. These are the biggest rumors about Ivanka Trump.

Would she be involved in her dad's 2024 plans?

There was considerable speculation about Donald Trump's decision to run for president again in the 2024 election. Following that, there was considerable speculation about Ivanka Trump's involvement in said campaign. One thing came to fruition while the other didn't. On November 15, 2022, Donald announced that he was running for president again in an untraditional non-consecutive second term from Mar-a-Lago, CNN noted. "In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States," he said.

Interestingly, Ivanka didn't attend her father's announcement, but Jared Kushner was present in the audience, as was Kimberly Guilfoyle (the latter's fiancé, Donald Trump Jr., was also absent). While Ivanka didn't show, she did issue a statement shortly after the event. 

"I love my father very much. This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family," Ivanka told Fox News, while later sharing the statement on her Instagram Stories. "While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena," she added. "I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and will always be proud of many of our administration's accomplishments." All that said, Ivanka noted that her decision didn't change the close relationship that she's had with her father (more on that below).

Were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner FBI moles?

There's been a rumor going around — created by Michael Cohen (former lawyer to Donald Trump) — that there may be a more sinister reason why Ivanka Trump doesn't want to get involved in her dad's 2024 presidential campaign. Cohen has stated his belief that Ivanka and Jared Kushner were allegedly the ones who tipped off the FBI about the classified papers kept at Mar-a-Lago. 

During a November 2022 appearance on MSNBC's "The Katie Phang Show," Cohen alleged, "I believe Jared and Ivanka potentially [were] the moles in terms of the Mar-a-Lago documents and so on." He added, "And it would be very interesting to have, let's say, the son-in-law, the daughter who are FBI informants — DOJ informants, right? — acting as senior members of a campaign or an administration, if he should somehow manage to slide back in."

This was not the first time that Cohen has claimed this. That August, he told Insider that the informant had to come from someone close to Trump, and since the former POTUS only really keeps family members close, Cohen deduced that it was one of them. "It's definitely a member of his inner circle," Cohen alleged, adding that he "would not be surprised to find out it is Jared or one of his children." The former lawyer then raised a seemingly fair point, asking, "Who else would know about the existence of a safe and the specific contents kept inside?"

Did she turn on Donald Trump over the January 6 riots?

When the House of Representatives created a committee to examine the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the Capitol, they turned to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for more information. Naturally, a substantial part of the conversation had to do with Donald Trump's refusal to acknowledge the 2020 presidential election results — a refusal which then arguably spurred some followers of his to act out. 

In June 2022, Ivanka admitted in video testimony that she didn't agree with her father on his opinion of the election results. "I respect Attorney General Barr, so I accepted what he was saying," she said, according to The Washington Post. Her statement, in direct contradiction to her father, prompted Donald to jump on Truth Social, the media platform he helped to create after he was banned from other social media sites like Twitter. "Ivanka Trump was not involved in looking at, or studying, Election results," Donald wrote (via Politico). "She had long since checked out and was, in my opinion, only trying to be respectful to Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General (he sucked!)."

It wasn't just Ivanka who helped the committee, however. As NBC News reported, Kushner provided over six hours of deposition interviews. Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia explained to MSNBC that Kushner's cooperation was valuable to them, noting that Donald's son-in-law "was able to voluntarily provide information to us to verify, substantiate, provide his own take on this different reporting."

Will Ivanka Trump run for president one day?

Back in her heyday at the White House as a senior advisor to former President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump sparked political rumors of her own. Did she have her sight set on the Oval Office? Would she shoot her shot at becoming the first female president? During her father's administration, many speculated that she would, and a former employee of her fashion line, Marissa Velez, told the Evening Standard why this was plausible in 2021. 

"I don't think she will try to get back into New York society," Velez said. "She's not just going to walk away from the White House and say, 'Cool, that was a great four years, I learned a lot.'" She explained what Ivanka's major alleged motivation was: "Fashion was just another way for Ivanka to get her family into a more powerful position." Velez added, "Ultimately, power for her family was all she wanted. Which is why I think she'll one day run for president."

That January, Politico speculated that Ivanka would ease into the idea by running for the U.S. Senate from Florida, running against Sen. Marco Rubio. However, as time has passed, a political future for Ivanka seems less likely. Based on her statement after Donald put in his bid for the 2024 presidential campaign, she seems adamant about staying away from politics.

Is Ivanka Trump writing a book?

Following her time within the Trump administration, Ivanka Trump certainly has the material to write a book. Countless adjacent people from Donald Trump's White House have done the same, including her own husband, Jared Kushner, with "Breaking History: A White House Memoir." In fact, it seemed almost like a rite of passage to leave the Trump White House and get a literary agent. Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham did it with "I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House." Michael Cohen wrote "Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump." Then there was former national security advisor John Bolton's "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir."

An insider told Page Six in December 2020 that Ivanka was allegedly approached about writing her own White House memoir. "She has been keeping extensive notes on her time in the White House," the source explained, noting that a memoir would give her the chance to correct any false rumors made about her time spent advising her father. "She wants to set the record straight on a long list of issues, including confronting her critics head-on," the insider added. 

It's not out of the realm of possibilities. Afterall, Ivanka has already written two books: First, there was "The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life," and then she wrote "Women Who Work." A memoir from the former first daughter would surely be a hit.

Are she and Jared Kushner moving back to New York?

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were once staples of New York City's elite. Heck, they played themselves on an episode of "Gossip Girl," so yeah, even in fiction they were the essence of upper-crust Manhattan. The duo went to the Met Gala, and Ivanka ran her fashion line in Manhattan, where the whole Trump gang lived and worked. But suddenly, with their polarizing move to the White House to support Donald Trump, the couple became pariahs in their hometown.

After Donald lost the 2020 election, CNN noted that Ivanka and Kushner were looking to make their way back to Manhattan, but Manhattanites apparently didn't want them. Since New York goes blue during elections, the first daughter and son-in-law of the most contentious Republican president ever returning to the city seemed improbable. The Daily Beast didn't mince words with a November 2020 article entitled: "Get Lost, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. New York City Does Not Want You Back." So Ivanka and her husband seceded and followed the rest of the Trumps to Florida.

They famously bought a property on Miami's exclusive "Billionaire Bunker," or Indian Creek Island, and appear to be thriving. As Emily Jane Fox mused for Vanity Fair in November 2022, Ivanka and Kushner were never going to be the same after their time at the White House, and they've adapted to a new life in Miami that seems to be suiting them and their children just fine. Plus, they still have money, which means they really never lost access.

Was Ivanka Trump's political wardrobe carefully curated?

Ivanka Trump sometimes faced criticism for sharing allegedly tone-deaf fashion posts on Instagram during her time in the White House. For example, when Donald Trump's contentious immigration policy was unveiled in January 2017, she happened to share a pic of herself in a silver dress posing with Jared Kushner. "Wow! I have seen a lot of women [and] children in cages wearing this same dress!!!!!" someone commented.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, rumor soon had it that Ivanka was carefully curating her political look through the aid of stylist Cat Williams, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Under Williams' reported direction, Ivanka "challenged the capital's fashion status quo by dressing in sleekly conservative, monochrome ensembles by American designers Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta," the outlet noted. With looks that appeared more patriotic and appropriate, she wore dresses with long hemlines and high necklines, and by 2020, The Guardian claimed that optics were the main motivation behind Ivanka wearing white to every single public appearance that summer.

Now that Ivanka is done with politics, she's noticeably started rocking more flashy, European looks, seemingly no longer tethered to the expectation that she supports American brands. In October 2022, she wore a Miu Miu miniskirt outfit that cost over $7,000. The previous December, at the Louis Vuitton show to honor Virgil Abloh, Ivanka donned a $3,450 LV pink minidress. Prior to Tiffany Trump's wedding, Ivanka stepped out in a pink diamond-embellished crop top and skirt. She shared the look on Instagram, flaunting a very different vibe than her White House days.

Was she unhappy in the White House?

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had a rough couple of years in the White House. Kushner was diagnosed with thyroid cancer while working as a senior advisor to Donald Trump. In his 2022 book "Breaking History: A White House Memoir," Kushner wrote that White House physician Sean Conley broke the news to him while they were on Air Force One. "'We need to schedule a surgery right away,'" he wrote, quoting Conley (via The New York Times). 

While there was Kushner's illness to contend with, Ivanka also reportedly wasn't thrilled about her and her husband's situation in the White House, particularly with how much criticism they received. "Ivanka hated all the criticism and the threats, and was unhappy about how a lot of their friends turned their back on them," an insider claimed to the New York Post in November 2022.

With so much censure directed at them, it's no wonder that Ivanka and Jared decided to step away from the political arena, and the decision has admittedly turned out to be a positive one for both of them. In her own statement announcing that she would not be joining her dad's campaign in 2024, Ivanka admitted that she's the happiest she's ever been. "I am loving this time with my kids, loving life in Miami and the freedom and privacy with having returned to the private sector," she told Fox News. "This has been one of the greatest times of my life."

Is there petty drama amongst the Trump family?

Tiffany Trump's wedding to Michael Boulos on November 12, 2022 was a day that was all about family. But it wasn't without the looming shadow of Donald Trump's campaign announcement for the 2024 White House, which came shortly after Tiffany's nuptials. As CNN noted, the whole family made a conscious decision to avoid any discussion around politics, even though The Donald was allegedly still hoping to convince Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to join him for a second time. In fact, sources told the news outlet that Ivanka had put the White House behind her the moment she left and hasn't looked back since.

Nevertheless, the New York Post reported that Donald was apparently trying to persuade his eldest daughter and son-in-law even during Tiffany's wedding. "Trump thought he could convince Ivanka this weekend to come back and campaign for him as she was the most requested speaker after the president himself last time around," a source claimed. So, there was obviously some push and pull that weekend, at least allegedly.

Not only that, but it looked like there could have been more drama amongst the family, as Ivanka cropped Kimberly Guilfoyle, fiancée to Donald Trump Jr., out of a group photo from the wedding, per Page Six. One theory for the crop was that Guilfoyle was wearing black while the color palette for the wedding appeared to be pastel. Nevertheless, Ivanka later shared the un-cropped photo on her Instagram Stories, so here's hoping everything was fine between the two.

Why are Instagram fans worried about Ivanka Trump?

While Ivanka Trump might say that she's happier than ever, fans have grown concerned about her on social media. Since leaving the White House, Ivanka has posted photos few and far between, but people have consistently noted that she seemingly looks different. On November 6, 2022, for example, Ivanka shared a snapshot of herself in Utah wearing athletic leisure wear, and someone commented, "You are so beautiful.. hey, are you losing weight? You look really thin now. I don't remember you looking so thin and fit! Or is it just me having not seen you in a while here.???"

The following day, Ivanka posted another pic of herself in jeans and a yinyang vest while holding a sticker after voting. Fittingly, she added the caption: "Vote!" A commenter wrote, "Hope all is well. Ivanka is Sooo thin!" When the former first daughter shared a family photo of herself, her husband, and their three children at the rehearsal dinner for Tiffany Trump's wedding soon after, another person commented, "Why does she look different to me and why is she so extremely slender doesn't seem like herself." 

While many fans seem to agree that Ivanka was looking significantly thinner than she did a few years prior, other people pointed out that she's also been through a lot in that time. "She just lost her mother not long ago, and all that's going on with her father. The media is horrible these days as well," someone wrote back.

Is Ivanka and Donald Trump's close relationship inappropriate?

For years, people have been commenting on the sometimes uncomfortably close relationship between Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump. When Mary Trump, niece to The Donald, wrote her book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," she described an alleged scene she once saw that included her uncle, his younger brother, Robert Trump, and his children, including sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. "Donald came in with his kids and Rob's stepson," Mary wrote. "With the exception of Eric, they were all teenagers, the boys tall and chubby and wearing suits. Donald went to sit on the chair by the TV, and Ivanka climbed on his lap. The boys started wrestling. Donald watched the action from his chair, kissing Ivanka or pinching her cheek."

This was by no means an isolated incident, however. At the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, Donald asked Miss Universe from that year (via the Independent), "Don't you think my daughter's hot? She's hot, right?" Meanwhile on "The Howard Stern Show" in 2003, Donald said, "My daughter, Ivanka. She's 6 feet tall, she's got the best body. She made a lot money as a model — a tremendous amount." 

Fast forward to a North Dakota event in 2017, where the then-POTUS introduced Ivanka to the crowd. "She's so good, she wanted to make the trip," Donald said. "She said, 'Dad, can I go with you?' She said, actually, 'Daddy, can I go with you?' I like that, right?" Yikes!