We recently learned that after her father is no longer president, Ivanka Trump will be moving to Florida, the same new home as the soon-to-be failed, one-term impeached POTUS, instead of returning to Manhattan, where it’s reported she and her husband, Jared Kushner, are no longer welcome.
But could Ivanka’s sudden interest in the Sunshine State be the first step of her own political aspirations? And could she be planning a run for office as soon as 2022?
There’s already plenty of talk about Ivanka’s potential political aspirations, with a source telling CNN:
The next statewide race that Ivanka would be eligible to seek will be held in 2022, and it belongs to incumbent GOP Senator Marco Rubio, who ran against Ivanka’s dad for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He was beaten badly by the incumbent president and given the nickname “little Marco” by the Donald.
Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast of The Daily Beast addressed the idea of Ivanka running Rubio out of his Senate seat on their podcast “The New Abnormal” this week:
“Rick can see Trump turn against Rubio now: ‘I await the day that little Marco after applying his lip so firmly to Trump’s, his entire critique of Donald Trump being in the form of elliptical, passive-aggressive Bible verses when he wakes up and goes, wait, she filed for what? And then Trump comes out and tweets about it and says, little Marco was never with me. I put up with him because blah, blah, blah.'”
That does indeed sound exactly like the sort of thing Donald would say and do. And he’d have no compunction about doing it to Little Marco.
However, there’s a giant elephant in the room, and it’s not the GOP animal logo we’re all used to seeing. Instead, it’s the specter of criminal charges that both Ivanka and her father are facing.
Donald Trump and his three eldest children, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, along with the Trump Organization, are all under criminal investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and New York Attorney General Tish James on suspicion of insurance and tax fraud and money laundering.
So the real question for Ivanka is this: Is there any possible way she can try to avoid extradition from Florida to New York? The answer is no, and that’s as it should be.
Instead of looking for property in the Sunshine State, it sounds like Vanky might want to consider a one-way flight to Moscow. At least there she’d be able to live without fear of being sent back to the Empire State.