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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke December 13, 2021

No, Ivanka Trump isn’t joining the Democratic Party to challenge her father

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  • Ivanka Trump was once a Democrat. But she has since proudly declared herself a Trump Republican, and there’s no evidence to support the unfounded claim that she’s switching back to run against her dad. 

The title of a recent Facebook video makes a claim worthy of a "Succession" plotline: that Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, is going to betray her father and challenge him in the 2024 presidential election. 

"Ivanka Trump is joining the Democrats to run against her dad," the video title says. 

But over the course of nearly 10 minutes, Ivanka Trump doesn’t come up in the video at all except for an opening question from the narrator that seems to contradict its title: "Is Ivanka really going to be Trump’s 2024 running mate?"

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Ivanka Trump was once a Democrat who donated to Democratic politicians, but in October 2018 she officially changed her voter registration to Republican.

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"I am a proud Trump Republican," she told the New York Times in March 2020. "I believe he’s broadened the reach of the Republican Party, which is really important to me." 

About a year later, there was speculation that Donald and Ivanka Trump could share the ticket in 2024, with Ivanka Trump replacing former Vice President Mike Pence. 

But there’s no evidence to support the claim that she’s switching political parties to challenge her father. 

We rate this claim Pants on Fire!


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