Bannon Exposes Ivanka Trump's Presidential Ambitions and Her Secret Pact With Jared Kushner.
Passages from Michael Wolff’s upcoming political tell-all “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” reveal that when Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner came to the White House they made a private deal that, should the opportunity arise, the first daughter would become the first female president.
As detailed in an article published in New York Magazine, Wolff writes:
Balancing risk against reward, both Jared and Ivanka decided to accept roles in the West Wing over the advice of almost everyone they knew. It was a joint decision by the couple, and, in some sense, a joint job. Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump.
According to Wolff, Trump strategist and Breitbart editor Steve Bannon was horrified when he caught wind of the couple’s pact. “‘They didn’t say that?’ he said. ‘Stop. Oh, come on. They didn’t actually say that? Please don’t tell me that. Oh my God,’” Bannon reportedly said.
The notion of Ivanka Trump being the leader of the free world was floated by her mother Ivana Trump in her recent memoir “Raising Trump.”
As CNN reports, Donald Trump’s ex-wife speculated on her daughter’s possible future as the leader of the free world. “Who knows? One day, she might be the first female — and Jewish — POTUS,” she wrote.
Although the notion of Ivanka Trump running for president may be risible to many, it seemed to infuriate fellow republican Meghan McCain.
While discussing the topic on Thursday’s episode of “The View,” Meghan McCain, the daughter of former presidential candidate John McCain remarked, “If she’s qualified to be president, so am I. If it only takes your dad being a famous politician, I mean, she is a businesswoman and all these things, but we are Americans and we don’t have a dynasty on purpose.