Donald Trump 'Pissed' about His Daughter Ivanka's 'Unwilling' Testimony in Civil Fraud Trial
Donald Trump isn't too pleased to have his children involved in court to testify for his civil fraud trial. After his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump's testimony, his daughter, Ivanka Trump, is set to appear in court. However, unlike his sons, the daughter is "unwilling" to face the press after announcing her distance nearly two years ago.
The 42-year-old is expected to take her stand today, i.e., November 8, 2023. She had already announced in 2021 that she'd be distancing herself from her father and his administration, along with her husband, Jared Kushner. Apparently, the two played a vital role in Trump's administration and were closest to him in the White House.
But Ivanka struggled to balance her father's controversial existence in the Oval Office and seeking a less complicated life for her family. Consequently, she declared that while she loves her father, she's continuing to keep her distance from him, reports Vanity Fair. But despite her efforts of a low-key life, she's being pulled back into his radar for his $250 million fraud trial.
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Trump himself is "pissed" at the legal system; a source close to the Trump clan revealed, "What you aren't hearing in court is how upset and agitated [Donald Trump] is that his children have been dragged into court. He feels it's another move to upset him," adding, "He's pissed," reported Page Six.
Ivanka was last spotted at Kim Kardashian's birthday bash in October. The insider shared, "This is causing problems with Ivanka, who has worked hard to stay under the radar for [the] last two-ish years." The source also highlighted her hesitance to face the media again. "And is bracing herself for the press and paparazzi who will pounce on her at court."
Ivanka and her husband decided to step back from public life to focus on their family in Miami, Florida, away from the relentless scrutiny. The source said Trump understands and respects his daughter's desire for privacy. "He [Trump] sympathizes with [Ivanka's] feelings because of how it affects her life in Miami," the insider explained.
"Ivanka wants zero [public] attention, and now she's being thrust back into the spotlight, and Trump is upset that this is happening to her." But, despite her unwillingness, she'd have to testify because New York Attorney General Letitia James is pushing the legal system to take strict action against the Republican, his children, and his namesake business, "Trump Organization."
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Trump Jr. and Eric had already taken a stand in court on Monday, November 6. "He knows Don Jr. and Eric can handle the heat and fight back," said the source. "Ivanka is more vulnerable." However, another insider contradicts and refers to Ivanka as a fighter. "She's tough … this isn't her first rodeo with this stuff."
"She's lived a more private life, and this is more of an annoying thing. She'll do what she needs to do and go back to Miami," concluded the source. But the stakes are higher than ever for the former president's daughter's personal and professional life.
Dan Alexander, Forbes editor, and author of White House, Inc.: How Donald Trump Turned the Presidency Into a Business, said, "There's no way that she walks out of this trial further distanced from the controversies surrounding her father," reported the BBC. "It's going to be an uncomfortable place for her."
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