The first member of the Trump family to announce a new election may not be Donald Trump, the defeated president, his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump or his eldest son Donald Trump Jr.: instead, it could be his daughter-in-law Lara Trump.
According to the New York Times, Lara Trump, who is married to the president’s second son, Eric, may be heading to the North Carolina Senate.
“As [Donald] Trump is trying to undermine the election to stay in power, “the Times reported Thursday,”
Richard Burr, the senior Republican senator for North Carolina, is on his way to retirement.
Lara Trump, 38, is a former personal trainer and television producer who married the family in 2014 and became the face of the Trump campaign’s online visual content.
“She is very charismatic, she understands retail politics well and has a natural instinct for politics,” Mercedes Schlapp, a Trump adviser, told the Times. “Especially in North Carolina, she is a well-known name, and people know her. She worked very hard on the campaign and was very involved in many decisions throughout. ”
Although Donald Trump has not admitted defeat of Joe Biden – with 306-232 in the election college and almost 6 million. Votes nationally – he leaves office on January 20 when the Democrat is inaugurated in Washington DC.
Some observers expect Trump Sr. to run again in 2024 when he would be 78. Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. are widely discussed as potential candidates for office from New York Mayor to president. But the Times said none of them immediately planned to run, while Eric Trump, who along with his brother has led the Trump organization while his father has been in power, “has never cultivated a political spotlight and left the road ready for his wife”.
The report also noted that one of Lara and Eric’s two children is named Carolina after her mother’s home state. Among other candidates for what will be a hotly contested Senate nomination is the paper named Mark Meadows – a former hard-right congressman who is currently chief of staff at the White House.
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 loyal surrogate for his father-in-law, Lara Trump, allegedly offered hush money to Omarosa Manigault-Newman after the former apprentice star left the White House early in Trump’s term.
On the campaign trail, the president’s daughter-in-law showed no courage to repeat his most outrageous and violent allegations. In addition to reiterating the president’s baseless allegations of voter fraud and defending his attacks on leading Democrats, she both claimed that Biden suffered “cognitive decline” and mocked his tribe.
The latter intervention was widespread, including from Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot and all-American hero who also originated as a child.
In a column for the Times, Sullenberger wrote: “These words come without hesitation: stop. Grow up. Show some decency. People who can have no place in public life. ”