Ivanka Trump, one of the senior advisors to her father, President Donald Trump, is supporting a candidate in the Clemson University student government race. Ivanka made a video in an effort to stump for Rena Haley, the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.
Rena Haley, a junior nursing major who is running as second to biological sciences major Collin Huskey, got a boost from the first daughter in a brief “get out the vote” video.
“Hi Clemson fans, it’s Ivanka Trump. I am so proud of what each and every one of you are doing. Don’t forget to reach for new heights by voting for Huskey-Haley.”
The State reports that the campaign slogan for the Huskey/Haley ticket is “reaching new heights,” and if elected, they promise to increase mental health funding, renovate student lounges, improve parking, and advocate for more environmentally aware “green” features, such as recycling bins and low-flow toilets.
But of course, the ticket has competition from four other campaigns, including:
Presidential candidate: Derwin Simpson and VP candidate Jeremy Lutz,
Presidential candidate Logan Young, (current student body vice president), and VP candidate Andrew Kwasny,
Presidential candidate Diamond Brown, and VP candidate Thomas Marshall,
Presidential candidate Banner Brock and VP candidate Jade Richard,
The election will take place on February 27 on the Clemson University campus.
Such a proud moment witnessing Rena’s white coat ceremony. She’s now off to clinicals. It seems like yesterday that she was in pigtails taking care of her dolls. ???? #ProudParents #HealingHands #CaringHands #ClemsonNursing #WhereDidTheTimeGo pic.twitter.com/Bw7CizOfUZ
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 22, 2019
This public endorsement is unusual for Ivanka Trump, who usually stays on the sidelines when promoting candidates, while her brothers tend to be the ones who do much of the stumping. It’s also noteworthy that Trump would get involved in a student government competition at a university which she never attended.
That being said, The Inquisitr explains that Ivanka Trump has been known as the family member who most often has the president’s ear. With that in mind, it’s curious that soon after rumors started swirling that Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner wanted Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, out of the White House, the president’s lawyer seems to have disappeared — at least from appearances on political news shows and other interviews.
Inside sources say that the couple wants Giuliani gone before it’s too late.
“According to sources, a debate is playing out inside the West Wing over Giuliani’s future. Trump is being encouraged by several people, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, to dump Giuliani before it’s too late.”