Donald Trump Downplays Ivanka's Political Ambitions

President Donald Trump downplayed his daughter Ivanka's political ambitions as he invited her to join him on stage at a rally in Georgia on Monday.

The commander-in-chief visited the state to support Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of the state's runoff elections for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Ivanka Trump, who has been an adviser to her father throughout his presidency, attended the event in Dalton and was called upon to address the crowd.

After thanking his son, Donald Trump Jr. and his partner Kimberly Guilfoyle for their support, Trump referred to Ivanka and said: "I also came with somebody who people like a lot. People like her a lot."

Following this, Trump mentioned the possibility of a political run of Ivanka's own, which has been the subject of much speculation during her father's term: "She doesn't really like the concept of running for office. She says, 'What do I need it for, dad?'"

The president called her up to the stage where she described her father as a "warrior" and the "people's president," stating he would "never stop fighting" for those in attendance.

.@IvankaTrump: "Patriotism is alive and well in Georgia!" pic.twitter.com/SlXX5fCSlK

— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) January 5, 2021

Trump has previously suggested Ivanka could be backed by his supporters to become president. Last year he said people "want Ivanka."

Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign for comment.

The elder Trump has leaned on the popularity of his children in the past, and they were a prominent feature of his campaign for re-election.

Speculation has mounted about the prospects of Trump Jr. or Ivanka making their own pitch for the White House in 2024.

However, Trump himself remains a firm favorite for the GOP nomination next time out.

Polling has suggested that while Republican voters could be open to either of the Trump siblings running, they are not the top names on the list.

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are both more popular options. The president has suggested he may run again in 2024, which, having only served a single term, he is eligible to do.

In Georgia on Monday, Trump continued to hit out against the 2020 election results and specifically those in that state.

Trump continues to falsely claim fraud and foul play facilitated President-elect Joe Biden's success. But there has been no evidence of irregularities on a scale that could alter the presidential election result.

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President Donald Trump and daughter Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia on January 4, 2021. The president commented on his daughter potentially running for office at an event in Georgia. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images