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5 Trump family members who are involved in his 2024 campaign — and 5 who aren't

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The Trump family.Christopher Gregory/Getty Images
  • Former president Donald Trump is running for reelection in 2024.

  • Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump make frequent campaign appearances along with their partners.

  • Melania, Ivanka, Tiffany, and Barron are not major players in Trump's reelection bid.

As Donald Trump runs for reelection in 2024, some members of the Trump family have stepped up to publicly support his campaign, while others appear to have distanced themselves from the former president.

Here's how every member of the Trump family is involved in his reelection bid.

Melania Trump appeared at Trump's 2024 campaign announcement in November 2022, but she has otherwise been absent from the presidential race.

Donald Trump announces his third run for president, accompanied by Melania Trump
Donald Trump, joined by Melania Trump, arrives to speak at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on November 15, 2022.ALON SKUY/AFP via Getty Images

In July, The New York Times reported that Melania has repeatedly rejected her husband's offers to campaign with him, though she continues to support him privately.

The Times report also noted that Melania believes Trump can win the presidential election next year despite the legal issues he faces.

Since leaving the White House, Melania has released a series of NFTs to benefit charity and started a scholarship program called "Fostering the Future," though the scope of the project remains unclear since there's no charity with that name registered in New York or Florida, The New York Times reported.

Trump told "Meet the Press" moderator Kristen Welker in September that Melania would join him on the campaign trail "when it's appropriate, but pretty soon."

"She's a private person, a great person, a very confident person, and she loves our country very much," Trump said.

"And honestly, I like to keep her away from it. It's so nasty and so mean," he added.

Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is actively involved in his father's campaign.

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle at a press conference in April 2023
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle attend a press conference at Mar-a-Lago in April 2023.CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

Trump Jr. has delivered speeches supporting Trump's presidential bid at events such as the Conservative Political Action Conference and the Turning Point Action USA Conference.

A source told The Daily Beast that Trump Jr. missed Trump's 2024 campaign launch in November 2022 because he was hunting and couldn't get a flight due to bad weather. However, he shared clips of the campaign announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter.

He also served as Trump's media surrogate at the first Republican primary debate in August, which Trump did not attend, The Hill reported.

Trump Jr.'s fiancée, Kimberly Guilfoyle, has made numerous appearances in support of her future father-in-law.

Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks at CPAC in 2023
Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March 2023.Sarah Silbiger/Reuters

Guilfoyle, who served as a senior advisor during Trump's presidency, attended his 2024 campaign announcement in November 2022.

She also accompanied Trump Jr. to CPAC in March and the Republican primary debate in August.

Guilfoyle, who hosts "The Kimberly Guilfoyle Show" on Rumble, remains an outspoken supporter of Trump on X.

Ivanka Trump did not attend Donald Trump's 2024 campaign announcement, saying in a statement that she was stepping back from politics.

Ivanka Trump leaves Kim Kardashian's birthday party in October 2023
Ivanka Trump at Kim Kardashian's birthday party on October 20, 2023, in Los Angeles, California.JB Lacroix/Contributor/Getty Images

Ivanka previously served as a senior advisor in the Trump White House, but she began distancing herself from her father's administration after he left office. In June, she said she "accepted" Attorney General William Barr's analysis that there had been no substantial fraud that could overturn the results of the 2020 election, splitting from Donald Trump's baseless claims that the election was "stolen."

"I love my father very much," Ivanka Trump said in a statement after Donald Trump announced his 2024 campaign. "This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics."

"While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena," her statement continued. "I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and I will always be proud of many of our Administration's accomplishments."

In October, an MI6 agent testified that Trump and Ivanka's relationship was "severely damaged" after Trump found out she was friends with Christopher Steele, who wrote the notorious dossier on Trump in 2016, The Associated Press reported.

The Times of London reported that Trump's own witness statement in the lawsuit against Steele's intelligence company called Steele's reference to his daughter "reckless," adding: "Any inference or allegation that Mr Steele makes about my relationship with my daughter is untrue and disgraceful."

Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, has been more present, appearing at Trump's campaign launch and endorsing his 2024 run.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, and Lara Trump at Donald Trump's 2024 campaign announcement
From left to right: Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, and Lara Trump listen at Donald Trump's 2024 campaign announcement in November 2022.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Kushner served as a senior advisor in the Trump administration and released a memoir, "Breaking History," detailing his time in the White House.

While Ivanka skipped Trump's 2024 campaign announcement, Kushner did attend.

In a post on Truth Social in December 2022, Trump said that he "never asked" Jared and Ivanka to be part of his 2024 campaign, and had told them not to get involved because people would be "too mean and nasty."

Kushner has not been actively campaigning for Trump, but he expressed his support for Trump's 2024 presidential bid in an October interview with podcaster Lex Fridman.

"Now, under President Biden, this is the second war that's broken out in the world, and when you have weak leadership, the world becomes a less safe place," he said while discussing the Middle East. "My hope and prayers are that President Trump is reelected and that he's able to then restore calm and peace and prosperity to the world."

As the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Eric Trump remains a prominent figure in Trump's campaign.

Eric Trump looks at Donald Trump
Eric Trump looks on as Donald Trump talks to members of the media in October 2023.KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images

The Trump Organization is currently being investigated for fraud by New York's attorney general, Letitia James. Eric has appeared with Trump at the New York City courthouse during the ongoing proceedings.

In court documents filed earlier this year, James wrote that the attorney general's office has "uncovered substantial evidence establishing numerous misrepresentations in Mr. Trump's financial statements provided to banks, insurers and the Internal Revenue Service."

Eric was subpoenaed as part of the investigation and invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 500 times when he was deposed in 2020. He has called James "blatantly unethical" and characterized the investigation as a political attack.

Eric also attended Trump's presidential campaign launch in November 2022 and makes regular appearances on Fox News, criticizing President Joe Biden's leadership and weekend trips to Delaware.

In October, he attended the LIV Golf Invitational in Miami wearing a Trump hat.

Eric's wife, Lara Trump, left her contributor position at Fox News after Trump announced his 2024 campaign, signaling her involvement.

Lara Trump waves at Donald Trump's 2024 campaign announcement
Lara Trump waves at Donald Trump's presidential campaign launch event in November 2022.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Lara joined Fox News as a contributor in 2021. Her employment at the network ended after Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign because the company rules do not allow people running for office or directly linked to active campaigns to be employed by the network, The Los Angeles Times reported.

"We appreciate Lara's valuable contributions across FOX News Media programming," a Fox News representative told Insider's Joshua Zitser in a statement.

Tiffany Trump, who got married days before her father's 2024 campaign announcement, has remained on the periphery of Trump's political activities.

Tiffany Trump is seen with Donald Trump the day before her Mar-a-Lago wedding on November 11, 2022 in Miami, Florida.
Tiffany Trump is seen with Donald Trump the day before her Mar-a-Lago wedding in November 2022.MEGA/GC Images

Tiffany was in law school at Georgetown University during Trump's time in the White House. She graduated in 2020 and now works as a legal research assistant at Georgetown University Law Center.

Tiffany attended a press conference at Mar-a-Lago in April following Trump's court appearance over alleged "hush-money" payments, but she did not attend the 2024 campaign launch and hasn't posted about the campaign on social media.

Tiffany's husband, Michael Boulos, has not been an active member of the Trump campaign, either.

Tiffany Trump and Michael Buolos attend a press conference in April 2023
Tiffany Trump and her husband Michael Boulos attend Donald Trump's press conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in April 2023.CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

Tiffany and Boulos, the billionaire heir to the motorcycle distribution company Boulos Enterprises, announced their engagement in 2020 in the final days of Trump's presidency. They wed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club on November 12, 2022, and were not in attendance when Trump announced his 2024 campaign a few days later on November 15.

Boulos joined Tiffany at Trump's April press conference at Mar-a-Lago, but he has not been a major player in the campaign like other Trump spouses.

Barron Trump attended Trump's 2024 campaign announcement, but the teenager has otherwise stayed out of the public eye.

Barron Trump with Jared Kushner at Donald Trump's election announcement
Barron Trump attends Donald Trump's 2024 campaign announcement at Mar-a-Lago estate in November 2022.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Barron, 17, is currently finishing up high school at Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Florida, as a member of the class of 2024.

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