Fox News has suspended Lara Trump after announcing that her father-in-law is another presidential candidate.
A representative for the network told the Los Angeles Times that Mrs. Trump, who is married to the former president’s son, Eric, will not appear on the network.
“We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions to Fox News Media’s programming,” the spokesperson said.
The reason for the departure was the network’s policy not to recruit fans to the office or directly participate in campaigns, writes the Times newspaper .
However, some of the prominent voices online have been sidelined by Mr Trump. Fox primetime host Sean Hannity has been described by a former White House official as Trump’s “shadow” chief of staff because of his close relationship.
Text messages released by a House committee on Jan. 6 show the pair had been in contact on the eve of the riots on Capitol Hill.
Mrs Trump, 40, was among family members who attended Donald Trump’s second term announcement at Mar-a-Lago.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who served as an adviser to Mr. Trump during his first term, said they would skip the event and not participate in the campaign.
Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch has told Trump he will not back the twice-impeached former president in the 2024 election.
Last month, Mrs Trump warned her main rival for the Republican nomination, Ron DeSantis, that she was “better off” dropping out of the race.
“I can say that the first stages are very confusing and very raw. We’ve had it before. So it won’t be better for him, and I think he knows that, to wait until 2028,” he said. Interview with Sky News Australia .
Mrs. Trump has been working at Fox since 2021.