In a TV interview with Indian news outlet NDTV earlier this week, the former president expressed surprise at rumors that he was considering running alongside his daughter should he launch a second reelection bid in 2024.
“Ivanka? My daughter? Never thought of that one,” he said. “Well, that’s an interesting idea.”
Donald Trump went on to laud his daughter for her accomplishments, calling her “a very capable person.”
“Would you consider it?” NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain asked.
“No, I wouldn’t,” he replied. “Not my daughter.”
Trump has not yet announced his intent to run for president in 2024, although the former commander in chief has teased the idea in several speeches and rallies over the last few months. Trump remains popular in the Republican Party, although recent polling from different groups shows those margins may be tightening as other potential contenders consider throwing their hats in the ring.