Dan Merica, CNN – November 15, 2015
Michael D’Antonio, Politico Magazine – October 15, 2015
On the campaign, Ivanka Trump, who grew up playing in her father’s office, is his most influential adviser, his de facto first lady in waiting and his character foil: the cautious, measured power behind the striving, showy candidate. She was the first person Trump mentioned by name when Sean Hannity asked in August, “Is there anyone close to you that you count on most?” and the member of his inner circle whom he consulted during the Megyn Kelly imbroglio. And when Trump announced his candidacy in June, it was Ivanka who introduced her father, while his wife, the former Melania Knauss—a less public person save for her sometimes racy work as a fashion model—stood in the background. As the crowd cheered, the candidate’s daughter flashed a telegenic style that is more polished than her father’s blend of Archie Bunker and Jay Gatsby and far more self-assured. She is the softer, more refined side of the Trump brand and an antidote to the candidate’s abrasiveness.
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, People – September 24, 2015
Now that Carly Fiorina has leapfrogged into the top tier in this year’s crowded Republican presidential field, voters are starting to know her as the tough secretary-to-CEO candidate nipping at Donald Trump’s heels. But here, from an interview with Fiorina and her best friend Deborah Bowker for this week’s issue of PEOPLE, are a few other fun facts to know about the woman who wants to be president.
Liz McNeil, People – September 24, 2015
“Did you have anxiety about that?” Dunham inquired. “About the concept of losing your own identity in the process of joining forces with someone who clearly had political ambitions?” Clinton’s answer was unusually candid. “I was terrified about losing my identity and getting lost in the kind of wake of Bill’s force-of-nature personality,” she told Dunham. “I actually turned him down twice when he asked me to marry him.”
Nick Gass, Politico – June 12, 2015
Rick Santorum says he would welcome an endorsement from Caitlyn Jenner if the former Olympic gold medalist were to offer it.