Donald Trump may have been explosive in his Manhattan civil fraud trial, but his anger goes beyond the courtroom. It appears that the former president is particularly frustrated that his daughter, Ivanka Trump, is now being dragged into the case. Ivanka, age 42, is scheduled to testify on Wednesday as the final witness for the state, despite efforts by both her and her father to prevent her involvement. Trump is reportedly “pissed” about the situation, feeling that his children have become targets to further upset him.
Ivanka Trump has strived to maintain a low profile for the past couple of years, especially since stepping back from her role as a White House advisor. Alongside her husband Jared Kushner, she has focused on their family life in Miami, Florida. However, her appearance in court threatens to disrupt her desired privacy. Ivanka, who usually avoids public attention, is now bracing herself for the media frenzy and paparazzi that are sure to surround her during the trial.
A source familiar with the Trump family disclosed that Donald sympathizes with Ivanka’s feelings. He understands the impact this trial has on her life in Miami and empathizes with her desire for anonymity. For someone who wants zero public attention, the sudden spotlight on Ivanka is distressing for both her and her father.
While this may be a challenging time for Ivanka, those close to her recognize her tenacity. Despite feeling annoyed by the situation, she is known for her toughness. This isn’t her first encounter with controversial matters, and she will handle what needs to be done before retreating back to her private life in Miami. Ivanka has recently been seen at high-profile events like Kim Kardashian’s birthday party in Los Angeles and her own birthday celebration in Florida.
Originally listed as a defendant in New York Attorney General Leticia James’ $250 million lawsuit against her father and the Trump Organization, Ivanka was dismissed as a defendant by a state appeals court in June. Her lawyers argued that she should not be compelled to testify following the appeals ruling. However, the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron decided that Ivanka’s appearance was necessary after hearing arguments presented by defense lawyers. The case alleges that Donald Trump lied about his financial worth to benefit himself in business transactions.
Throughout the trial, Donald Trump has maintained a sense of confidence. He reportedly believes that he is successfully making his points in court and predicts that any adverse outcomes will be overturned in a higher court. However, what interests him the most is the ongoing polls that indicate his potential victory against President Biden in a 2024 election showdown.
Donald Trump’s frustration over the inclusion of his daughter Ivanka in his civil fraud trial is palpable. He sympathizes with Ivanka’s desire for privacy and is concerned about the impact this trial will have on her life. Although Ivanka is strong-willed and has experienced similar situations in the past, she is now faced with unwanted attention. As the trial progresses, Donald Trump remains confident in his arguments and polls that suggest a favorable future for his political career.