Lara Trump, a senior campaign adviser for her father-in-law, President Donald Trump, said Monday she wants to know why the numerous women who have already announced their presidential aspirations for 2020 do not just wait until the 2024 election instead.
"Kudos to these women for getting in and throwing their hats in the ring," Trump, who is married to the president's son, Eric, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "I want to say to them, why are you doing it now? Wait six more years and do it for 2024. It seems like a waste to me."
So far, five female candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination, including Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., along with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.
She predicted her father-in-law will win the 2020 race by even more than he won in 2016, as he is "delivering on the promises that he made to the American people during his campaign."
Trump said the economy is booming, jobs are coming back, and there are fair trade agreements across the board.
"This president is doing things that others said you had to have a magic wand to do, and he is doing it every day and is going to continue up to 2020," she said.
The president is also focused on women's issues, including doing "incredible things" such as the women's empowerment initiative he signed last week with daughter Ivanka, she continued.
"You have female unemployment at one of the lowest levels you've ever seen in this country," she said. "Those are things that matter. As a mom myself, I want to know this is a safe country and we have a president that is working towards that every day."