Ivanka Trump to campaign for father in four states in four days


Ivanka Trump will be hitting the campaign trail for her father this week, visiting four states in as many days, President Trump’s reelection campaign said Monday.

The first daughter will be hosting a “fireside chat” in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Monday. This will be followed by trips to Arizona and Texas on Wednesday, then Florida on Thursday.

All of these are states that Republicans won in the 2016 presidential election, mostly by small margins, and are being closely contested this year. The campaign hailed Trump as “instrumental to the America First agenda” and “one of our best surrogates.”

Trump is fresh off a campaign appearance on behalf of her father in Pennsylvania, another key battleground state. She introduced him at the Republican National Convention, her second consecutive address to GOP delegates. Calling herself a “proud daughter,” she described the president as “our commander in chief, champion of the American worker, defender of common sense, and our voice for the forgotten men and women of this country.”

“Donald Trump did not come to Washington to win praise from the Beltway elites,” she said. “Donald Trump came to Washington for one reason and one reason alone: to make America great again!”

Unlike her brothers, Trump is not identified with MAGA red meat, but she has worked on policies such as paid family leave and the child tax credit that could potentially win over suburban women the party has alienated during her father’s term. Her softer image is also seen as an asset with these voters. Her husband, Jared Kushner, is also a top adviser to the president who played a role in landmark agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

“My father has strong convictions. He knows what he believes and says what he thinks,” Trump said her in her convention speech. “Whether you agree with him or not, you always know where he stands. I recognize that my dad's communication style is not to everyone's taste, and I know his tweets can feel a bit unfiltered, but the results speak for themselves.”

The campaign celebrated Trump, 38, as “one of the people who can sell the president's story and case for reelection in an incredible way.”