Ever since her dad won the US Presidential election, Ivanka Trump is the girl of the moment. She is tipped to become the coolest and most powerful first daughter of all time — Donald Trump seems to want to make her defacto First Lady.
With supermodel good looks, a picture perfect family (a tycoon husband and three kids), corporate success and all the social connections one dreams of, Ivanka is now set to enjoy fame and political clout on a global platform since becoming a regular fixture at all her dad’s transitional meetings.
She is said to be very interested in being a part of policy issues during her father’s presidency.
With First Lady Melania Trump content to be in New York at least initially for her son’s education, Ivanka is getting ready to now dazzle the political world.
What is it about Ivanka that makes her stand out? The attention she is drawing is unparallel when compared to children of other political leaders, world over.
Radikaa Sarathkumar, actress
The main reason why Ivanka is drawing more attention than her step mom Melania Trump is that she was one of the most prominent people during her father’s political campaign. Ivanka is a strong combination of many things — a successful entrepreneur, an intellectual person and a great human being. All this added to the advantage of being Donald Trump’s daughter.
This will definitely pique everyone's curiosity and they would want to know more about her. That’s why so much is written and talked about her.
Karti Chidambaram, politician
Usually, American politics gets a lot of attention from the media and around the world. I didn’t find anything unusual about Ivanka Trump drawing the attention, as it is very natural and normal in American politics for their families to be in the spotlight. They are very much involved in most of the political campaigns. It’s a sort of strategy and every Presidential candidate follows it. Not only the Trumps, the Clintons, the Bush family and the Obamas followed the same. The case is different in India. Not many family members of a politician get attention, unless they are involved in politics. Ivanka is also a very attractive person, that naturally makes her the cynosure of all eyes.
PRIYA DUTT, FORMER MP
Firstly, a daughter can very well take ahead the legacy of a father — we carry the same genes like a son. People may relate to Ivanka better now because of her persona. She’s considered a diva and now with her dad being the US president, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. There are many such examples. Look at Lady Diana, she was first known for her attractive personality and many called her a diva. But then look at the changes she managed to bring in society — she did a lot and that is the opportunity ahead for Ivanka too.
PRANITI SHINDE, MLA
Ivanka is a diva. But people will have expectations from her as the president’s daughter. It is a very good thing that daughters are taking ahead the mantle from their fathers. Here in India too we have accepted it. May it be Indira Gandhi or Sarojini Naidu. In fact, India has been more progressive than the US when it comes to accepting women as political leaders. We, as a country, have been very progressive too.
SHARADHA MOHAN, daughter of former CM P.K Vasudevan Nair
So far it is not easy to identify Trump as a politician, as his tag is always going to be that of a businessman. Even when Ivanka wants to set her foot in politics, we can see that family is keen on establishing their legacy on a political line. Even though my father was majorly into politics, it was my genuine interest and took me almost 10 years to follow my father’s footsteps. But Ivanka’s active participation has to be analysed as she set her foot into politics right after her father became the president — and in the foreseeable future, she must be seeing herself as a potential candidate for the party. You never know!