Lara Trump reported to be considering 2022 run

Lara Trump reported to be considering 2022 run
Lara Trump at a news conference on election day. Kellyanne Conway told the New York Times Lara Trump would be ‘formidable’. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: The first member of the Trump family to announce a new run for the White House may not be Donald Trump, his eldest son Donald Trump Jr or his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump: instead, it could be his daughter-in-law Lara Trump.

Lara Trump, who is married to Donald Trump’s second son, Eric, may be heading for a run for the Senate in North Carolina, according to the New York Times.

The Times reported on Thursday: “As [Donald] Trump attempts to subvert the election to remain in power, Ms Trump, three allies said, has been telling associates she is considering a run for Senate in 2022” in North Carolina, her native state.

Richard Burr, the senior Republican senator for the state, is heading for retirement.

Lara Trump, who is 38-years-old, is a TV producer and former personal trainer, who married into the Trump family in 2014 and became the face of the president’s campaign’s online visual content.

Mercedes Schlapp, an adviser to the president, told the Times: “She’s very charismatic, she understands retail politics well and has a natural instinct for politics.”

“In North Carolina, in particular, she’s a household name and people know her. She worked really hard on the campaign and was very involved in a lot of decisions throughout.”

Though Donald Trump has not conceded his election loss to Joe Biden – by 306-232 in the electoral college and almost 6 million votes nationally – he will leave office on 20 January next year, when the Democrat is inaugurated in Washington DC.

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