Former President of The United States Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump was “visibly upset” after she attempted to persuade her father to call off his supporters as they attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021, a report by the House committee investigating the riot found.
Ivanka Trump was upset
According to the report, released Thursday, Ivanka Trump, who served as a White House advisor during her father’s presidency, told the committee that she had unsuccessfully tried to reason with her father as his supporters ransacked the Capitol, and at one point retreated to the office of her husband, Jared Kushner, “because she needed to ‘regroup’ and collect herself.”
Witnesses backed up her account, saying she had appeared upset, and as though she had just had a “tough conversation.”
It has been noted that multiple witnesses told the committee of attempts to persuade Trump to intervene and try to stop the violence, which he refused to do, instead watching the attack as it unfolded on television.
Ivanka Trump was enlisted by aides to try to reason with her father, and persuaded him to issue a message urging protesters to “stay peaceful” as the violence escalated. According to the report, she made several attempts throughout the day to get her father to more forcefully condemn the riot.
“I remember her saying at various point,” witness Cassidy Hutchinson told the committee, that “she wanted her dad to send them home. She wanted her dad to tell them to go home peacefully, and she wanted to include language he wasn’t necessarily on board with at the time.”