Mary Trump Makes Blunt Prediction About Ivanka Trump

Feuds are nothing new in Donald Trump's family. Multiple members of this tree have been outspoken about his antics, including his niece, Mary Trump. For years, the former president's niece has claimed that her uncle is an unfit president. She even outlined her perception of him in a tell-all memoir, Too Much and Never Enough, released in July 2020. According to the book's summary (via Simon & Schuster), the project "shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric." 

Although Mary has been criticized by some for profiting on the Trump brand by releasing her memoir, she says her intentions were genuine. "If I had wanted some measure of revenge, if I had wanted to cash in, I would have done this 10 years ago," Mary said during an interview on The View. "I would've preferred not to do this, but I think it's extremely important that American people have all the information they need."

Mary's memoir became a New York Times bestseller, but she's not discussing the Trump family just yet. Keep scrolling to find out what Mary Trump had to say about her cousins, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

Mary Trump makes a prediction about Ivanka's future in politics

Shortly after Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 Presidential election, speculation surfaced that three of his family members — daughter Ivanka Trump, son Donald Trump Jr., and daughter-in-law Lara Trump – may run for office (via Politico). However, Mary Trump does not believe that her cousins will have any success in the political sphere.

"I think it's over," Mary told Sirius XM Radio host Dean Obeidallah on Feb. 10, 2021. "I think it's completely over... and they have their father to thank for that." Mary believes the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, for which President Trump was impeached, "was a bridge too far." Additionally, Mary thinks Donald Jr. shoulders some blame for the deadly attack on the Capitol as well due to his fiery rhetoric and refusal to accept the election results. According to Mary, "if there's any justice, [Donald Jr.] will be indicted at some point as well."

Ivanka Trump wanted to follow in her father's footsteps

Prior to the insurrection, Ivanka Trump has made it obvious throughout the years that she wanted to follow in her father's political footsteps. The 39-year-old made her ambitions known when she, along with her husband Jared Kushner, moved to Washington D.C. shortly after Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017. Ivanka became a "full-time adviser" to her father two months into his presidency and focused on issues pertaining to "women's economic empowerment and working family issues, workforce development and promoting STEM education and combating human trafficking," per CNN.

Ivanka drew criticism for her role in the administration because of her lack of experience and qualifications. She hit back at critics and said that her advisor title "was about giving critics the comfort" that she held herself "to that highest ethical standard," on CBS This Morning in 2017. 

Although critics were dissatisfied with the blatant nepotism during the Trump administration, they also noted that Ivanka held the most sway in the family because of her ability to generate good press. Former White House aide Cliffe Sims told The Atlantic that Donald Trump favorited Ivanka because "she is the archetype of what he wants — the most beautiful face, the most buttoned-up message, everything just exactly the way it should be."

According to SlateIvanka's goodwill in the Republican party hasn't lessened after her father's election loss, with Trump allies thinking she'll be able to challenge Marco Rubio's senate seat in Florida, where she's now based.

Ivanka Trump would have to restore her reputation for a political career

While Ivanka Trump can count on a majority of GOP members and her family's support should she run, she'll have to overcome the public's perception of her role before and after the insurrection. Ivanka was criticized for not condemning her father's policies on separating migrant children from their parents at the border and discrediting journalists during her time as an adviser to the former president, The Washington Post reported. She was further criticized for her response about the insurrection, tweeting before deleting a tweet that read the rioters were "American Patriots," per HuffPost

In addition to her inaction throughout her term as an adviser, Ivanka's financial conflicts of interest will be a big talking point should she run for office. According to The Hill, she, along with Jared Kushner, earned up to $172 million and $640 million from their business interests during their time at the White House even though they presented themselves as earnest public servants who took unpaid jobs in the highest office. 

It remains to be seen whether or not Mary Trump's prediction will come true, but we do know that Ivanka wants to create a better legacy than her father. Journalist Michael Wolff claimed in his book Fire and Fury that Ivanka had big political aspirations, writing, "The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton: it would be Ivanka Trump."