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Ivanka Breaks Silence with ‘I Love You Dad’ Message After Trump Conviction

By Jake Beardslee · May 31, 2024

In her first public statement since her father's criminal conviction, Ivanka Trump has expressed support for former President Donald Trump.  Jack Gruber / USA TODAY

The 42-year-old posted a throwback photo with her father on Instagram Thursday captioned "I love you dad."  U.S. Department of State from United States / Wikimedia

The message came shortly after a New York jury found the former president guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.  Steven Hirsch / Pool / USA TODAY NETWORK

In an unprecedented event for the United States, Donald Trump has become the first former president in the nation's history to be found guilty of a felony criminal offense.   Mark Peterson / Pool / USA TODAY NETWORK

While Ivanka had largely retreated from public life after serving as a senior White House adviser, saying in 2022 "I do not plan to be involved in politics," her brother Donald Trump Jr. reacted angrily, decrying the verdict as "Such bull‑‑-" in a post on X.  Office of Ivanka Trump, Senior Advisor to the President / Wikimedia

The polarizing conviction has inflamed partisan divisions, with Trump's celebrity supporters denouncing it as a "disgusting" political prosecution even as critics celebrate the landmark judgement.  Justin Lane / Pool / USA TODAY NETWORK

As the legal fallout continues to unfold, the former First Family has waded into the fray, staking out divergent positions that reflect the fraught national debate around Donald Trump's legacy.  The White House / Wikimedia