It would be a brazen and bold move by presidential contender, Donald J. Trump, to name his own daughter, Ivanka Trump, as his running mate in 2016, but what’s new in the world of Trump?
The Trump campaign has been putting the attractive 34 year-old business woman by his side throughout the campaign.
Ivanka appeared by his side in a Saturday Night Live appearance and now the Trump campaign us running ads featuring the daughter in Iowa.
The former model, born in Manhattan, will turn 35 in 2016, making her an eligible running mate.
As the Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for the Trump Organization, Ivanka has built a name for herself with the help of her father, appearing on countless episodes of The Apprentice over the years.
And it’s clear her father has no issues with nepotism.
In December, Trump joked about naming his daughter for the slot saying, “I’m thinking about making Ivanka vice president.” Trump quickly added, “I’m kidding, I’m kidding.”
Maybe not so much.
Earlier last year, Trump gave his thumbs up to a female VP stating, “Having a woman as a running mate is certainly a consideration. A very good consideration,” Trump told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It would be something I would strongly consider.”
But Trump is not alone.
A following of support for Ivanka has emerged on Twitter, generated mainly by her smitten followers.
Presidential candidates choose their running mates shortly before the party’s convention. While the vice presidential candidate must go through the nominating process, historically the candidate’s preferred “ticket” goes through and competes in the general election.