The first member of the Trump family to announce a new run for office may not be Donald Trump, the defeated president, his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, or his eldest son Donald Trump Jr – it could instead be his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. .
According to the New York TimesLara Trump, who is married to the president’s second son Eric, may be running for Senate in North Carolina.
“How [Donald] Trump tries to subvert the elections to stay in power. ” the Times reported Thursday“Mrs. Trump, three allies said, has been telling her associates that she is considering running for Senate in 2022” in her home state of North Carolina.
Richard Burr, the leading Republican senator from North Carolina, is heading into retirement.
Lara Trump, 38, is a former personal trainer and television producer who married a family member in 2014 and became the face of online visual content for the Trump campaign.
“She is very charismatic, understands retail politics well and has a natural instinct for politics,” Mercedes Schlapp, Trump’s adviser, told the Times. “In North Carolina, in particular, it’s a household name and people know it. She worked very hard in the campaign and was very involved in many decisions at all times ”.
Although Donald Trump has not admitted the defeat of Joe Biden, by 306-232 in the electoral college and almost 6 million votes nationally, he will leave office on January 20, when the Democrat takes office in Washington DC.
Some observers expect Trump Sr to run again in 2024, when he would be 78. Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr have been widely discussed as potential candidates for positions from New York mayor to president. But the Times said neither of them planned to run immediately, while Eric Trump, who with his brother has led the Trump Organization while his father has been in power, “has never cultivated a political spotlight, leaving the path cleared for his wife. “
The report also noted that one of Lara and Eric’s two children is named Carolina, in honor of their mother’s home state. Among other contenders for what will be a hotly contested Senate nomination, the newspaper named Mark Meadows, a former far-right congressman who is currently the White House chief of staff.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s 2016 campaign manager and longtime adviser, told the newspaper that Lara Trump would be “formidable” because she “connects with people and is a compelling messenger.”
A faithful stand-in for her father-in-law, Lara Trump reportedly offered Omarosa Manigault-Newman money for silence after former star Apprentice left the White House early in Trump’s term.
During the electoral campaign, the president’s daughter-in-law did not hesitate to repeat her most scandalous and abusive statements. In addition to repeating the president’s unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud and defending his attacks on leading Democrats, both claimed that Biden was suffering “cognitive impairmentAnd he scoffed at her stutter.
The latest intervention earned widespread reprimand, including from Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the airline pilot and American hero who also stuttered as a child.
In a Times column, Sullenberger wrote: “These words come without hesitation: stop. Grow. Show some decency. People who cannot have a place in public life. “
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