Last weekend, Ivanka Trump paid a low-key visit to her father, former President Donald Trump, before he left for New York to face controversial charges presented by a grand jury.
“The former first daughter saw him on Sunday at his Palm Beach, Fla., fiefdom ahead of his arraignment on Tuesday in New York,” the gossip column Page Six reported.
There were no photos to document the visit, the outlet reported, but the trip was seen as “a seeming display of support for him privately — after she’d previously distanced herself from his latest White House campaign.”
Other media agencies have remarked on Ivanka’s minimal profile in Trump’s current legal troubles.
According to New York magazine, she was one of the Trump family members “glaringly absent” from Tuesday’s court appearance.
This article, titled “Ivanka Trump Supports Dad, Won’t Be Seen With Him,” questioned the veracity of the Page Six allegation regarding her Sunday visit to Mar-a-Lago.
The New York Post reported that Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, missed Trump’s speech after his return from the New York proceedings, explaining that the two are “supporting him as family members in private.”
Ivanka had issued a concise statement regarding her father’s indictment on 34 counts of falsifying business records just two days prior.
“I love my father, and I love my country,” she wrote. “Today, I am pained for both. I appreciate the voices across the political spectrum expressing support and concern.”
The liberal media emphasized the former presidential adviser’s silence on the subject.
Insider called her “meager 27-word response” the “blandest statement possible.”
The Daily Beast termed it an “Extremely Low Energy Statement in Support of Dad” and added the subtitle, “The former first daughter has broken her silence — barely.”
Page Six previously reported that a source said Ivanka and Kushner “want nothing to do with this.”
“Ivanka lost a lot of friends and her social scenes during his presidency,” the unnamed source was quoted as saying. “They want to put it in the rearview. They want it behind them.”
According to a source cited by the news organization, the couple is “happy building their life in Miami.”
After her father declared his candidacy for the White House in 2024, Ivanka announced that she would not participate in his campaign.
“This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family,” she said in a statement.
“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.”