After Trump Ouster, Allies & Offspring Seek Office
It’s not just Ivanka Trump who may have hoped to springboard her familial connection into a government role. A Trump endorsement or allyship could be an asset for those who hope to advance their own political careers.
Case in point: the son of one of Trump’s staunchest protectors over the last few years now hopes to “take back” New York.
According to Axios, Andrew Giuliani, son of Rudy Giuliani, who served as Trump’s personal attorney after the former president’s previous attorney and ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen was convicted, plans to run for the office of Governor of New York, against Democratic incumbent, Andrew Cuomo.
Giuliani has acknowledged that connections and name recognition could be key to the race, saying, “Outside of anybody named Trump, I think I have the best chance to win and take the state back.”
It’s expected that Trump would support and endorse his ally’s son, after Rudy Giuliani fought to help overturn the election and is even facing a lawsuit for defamation after promoting Trump’s false allegations about the election, and specifically spreading false claims about Dominion Voting Systems.
The Trump family is definitely making efforts to keep their hands in government, with the former president promising to back MAGA candidates to flip the U.S. House, and while Ivanka has put her own political aspirations on hold for now, there are reports she could join her father in another presidential run. Meanwhile, Lara Trump is considering a run to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate, the Guardian reports.
Some close to the family have speculated that criminal charges could put a damper on all their political aspirations. However, at this point, it’s clear that the Trumps — and their nearest allies — are keeping their options open.