Ivanka Trump will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, despite earlier reports stating that she planned to go in worries that her “promising political career is in jeopardy” and is doing so “to save her reputation.”
“Ivanka is not expected to attend the inauguration nor was she ever expected to,” a White House official said, adding that while she respects his transition to power, children of outgoing presidents do not always attend.
Earlier this week, a White House source told Daily Mail that Ivanka was planning to attend Biden’s inauguration and would be seen as coming across as a “good sport.”
“Ivanka is worried that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she’s doing whatever she can to save her reputation,” the source told Daily Mail. “Ivanka was convinced that by attending Biden’s inauguration she would come across as ‘being a good sport and will gain future supporters.”
She “is worried that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she’s doing whatever she can to save her reputation,” the source added.
However, President Trump saw Ivanka’s decision as an insult, telling her that her appearance would “be the worst decision” she ever made and that it will “cost her thousands of supporters.”
“He said it’s an insult that she would even want to engage with the crooks that are trying to bring him down,” the source said, adding that Trump said the family must stand together and put up a united front.
“The president told his daughter that her presence at the inauguration will cost her thousands of supporters and would be the worst decision she could ever make,” the source added.
However, another White House source has denied that Ivanka ever planned to attend the inauguration.
Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, is reportedly expected to attend the event.