Lara Lea Trump is married to Eric Trump and has been receiving a six-figure salary as an “advisor” to her father-in-law’s campaign. Even as her husband and in-laws continue to try to subvert the results of the 2020 Election, which has been called for Joe Biden by every news outlet, Lara Trump has apparently been speaking to several Trump allies about making a run for office in her home state of North Carolina in 2022. Mrs. Trump is said to be considering a Senate run to replace Richard Burr, who has said he will not seek re-election when his current term expires.
Mrs. Trump, who’s been criticized more than once by the media for her behavior, also recently caused controversy when commenting on Joe Biden, saying he suffers from a “severe cognitive decline” and criticized his speech patterns, apparently unaware that the now-President-Elect suffered from a terrible stutter as a child and occasionally still has difficulties when speaking for long periods of time, an affliction impacting most stutterers. She also ignored questions about her father-in-law encouraging violence on Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, who the F.B.I. had recently said had been targeted by a kidnapping plot. Mrs. Trump chalked up her father-in-law’s behavior as an example of someone simply “having fun at a Trump rally.”
This obtuseness is de rigeur for a member of the Trump family, even one that the outgoing resident of the White House “couldn’t pick out of a lineup”, she was so forgettable. Lara Trump has no background in politics other than by the opportunities her marriage has opened up for her. A former personal trainer and producer for the TV show Inside Edition, she has only the Trump name to run on, which brings its own set of very heavy baggage. Since Election Day, she has actively elevated conspiracy theories online about the election-equipment maker Dominion Voting Systems Inc., which the Trump team has claimed, with no evidence, switched Trump votes to Biden’s column. The fact that she’s paid a reported $180,000 a year was backed up by former Trump aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, who claimed in a 2018 memoir that Lara Trump had offered her a $15,000-a-month contract in exchange for silence about her time in the White House. Manigault Newman subsequently released a secret recording that supported her claim.
However, political strategists point to the Trump brand being a disadvantage when taking a look at the 2022 midterms. Critics of the Trump presidency often suggest that while the adult Trump children may talk of political futures for themselves, they’re conveniently overlooking the fact that they’re all under investigation in New York State in connection with illegal activities connected to the Trump Organization and their now-shuttered family charity.