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Former first daughter Ivanka Trump has said she doesn’t want any part of her father’s 2024 presidential campaign or politics in general as she continues to transition her life into other interests.
One of which, apparently, is learning how to pilot a helicopter.
Ivanka posted a short video to her Instagram showing her flying a helo over a body of water as the song “Learnin’ to Fly” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played.
The UK’s Express speculated that she was flying off the coast of Florida, where she and her husband, Jared Kushner, live.
The British tabloid went on to note that her ‘pilot uniform’ for the day was a Dolce and Gabbana Majolica-floral dress.
In another photo posted to her IG page, Ivanka is wearing a one-piece bathing suit and carrying a surfboard captioned: “Soaking up the summer solstice.”
A recent report in People noted that Ivanka has sought out and embraced a more private life.
“Ivanka is spending precious time with her husband and her children, doing what she loves most, being a mother,” an unnamed source reportedly told the magazine. “She feels there is no better way to honor her late mother than to nurture and love on her own children.”
Her mother, Ivana Trump, passed away on July 14, 2022.
On the first Mother’s Day following my mother’s passing, I hold space for the beautiful memories of my mom while cherishing the privilege of being a mother to my three amazing kids: Arabella, Joseph, and Theo.
Sending so much love to all you superhuman mamas out there! Happy… pic.twitter.com/SRvXkIv0DF
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 14, 2023
“While it has only been a year since Ivana passed, her role as both a remarkable mother and grandmother has left an impact on their lives and will forever be remembered,” the source added.
In April Ivanka spoke out following the indictment of her father, former President Donald Trump, by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday.
As reported by Business Insider, Ivanka took to Instagram Stories to issue a short statement, saying that she is “pained” for both her father and the country.
“I love my father and I love my country. Today, I am pained for both,” the statement began. “I appreciate the voices across the political spectrum expressing support and concern.”
Ivanka had not been active in her father’s current presidential campaign and released a statement last fall after he announced another run that she wouldn’t be a part of it after she was noticeably absent from the event at Mar-a-Lago.
The statement came after the New York Post reported that Donald Trump “spent part of daughter Tiffany’s lavish Mar-a-Lago wedding this past weekend trying to convince his much-loved elder daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner to be with him on stage” when he made his announcement.
“I love my father very much,” Ivanka said. “This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics.”
“While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena,” she added, per the Daily Wire. “I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and I will always be proud of many of our Administration’s accomplishments.”
She told Fox News that she is close to her dad and that “hasn’t changed and will never change.”
“I’ve had many roles over the years, but that of daughter is one of the most elemental and consequential,” she said. “I am loving this time with my kids, loving life in Miami, and the freedom and privacy with having returned to the private sector. This has been one of the greatest times of my life.”
As she discussed her three children — Arabella, 11, Joseph, 9, and Theodore, 6 — she noted that they were at “critical ages” and as such, she preferred to enjoy “these moments with them.”
“We’re happy where we are right now, and we will continue to support my father — as his kids,” Ivanka Trump added.