Lara Trump: Donald Trump Thinks Tulsi Gabbard is 'Not a Russian Asset,' Doesn't Deny He May Want Her on Cabinet

On Fox News Thursday night, President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump said he does not believe 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset as Hillary Clinton alleged, and did not deny speculation that he may want Gabbard on his Cabinet.

Lara Trump, a senior adviser to the president's re-election campaign, was asked by The Story host Martha MacCallum to share her thoughts on Clinton's attack on Gabbard possibly indicating that the 2016 Democratic nominee could be considering entering the race. Clinton last week called Gabbard "the favorite of the Russians" and implied she was a Russian asset.

"Well we would like to have Hillary back in, we would love to beat her for a second time time, Martha," said Lara Trump, who is married to Eric, the president's second eldest son.

MacCallum commented that Clinton thought she won in 2016 against Donald Trump.

"Well I know she thinks that, but unfortunately the numbers and the Electoral College vote do not reflect that, sadly for Hillary, but if she wants to run we are ready for it," the president's daughter-in-law added, then complimented Gabbard.

"I do think it's interesting, the idea of Tulsi because she does seem, when you watch these debates, to be one of the very few that makes a little bit of sense sometimes," Lara Trump said.

Lara Trump said some conservatives view Gabbard's policies as "acceptable" but that other things the congresswoman from Hawaii says "I think would totally turn people off."

MacCallum then asked Lara to address reports that Gabbard has been considered by the president for positions within his administration. After Donald Trump won the election in 2016, news reports credited an administration official as saying that Gabbard was being considered for secretary of state, secretary of defense or United Nations ambassador.

Gabbard met with Trump at his offices at Trump Tower and said he asked her to discuss "current policies regarding Syria, our fight against terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other foreign policy challenges we face." Gabbard described the meeting as a "frank and positive conversation in which we discussed a variety of foreign policy issues in depth."

MacCallum asked, "Is he interested in her as a potential Cabinet member?"

Lara Trump laughed and said, "I don't know about that," but she did not deny that her father-in-law could still be considering Gabbard.

"I know he's pretty sure she's not a Russian asset. He has said that for sure," Lara Trump said. "But I don't know, that's an interesting idea. We will see how things check out."

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Lara Trump is seen at the Trump Tower in New York City on January 17, 2017. Trump said her father-in-law President Donald Trump thinks 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard is "not a Russian asset." John Lamparski/GC Images