In many ways, Ivanka Trump has been the Republican nominee's greatest asset in this election. Hailed as his calmest surrogate, Donald Trump's daughter has often been the only one to present a steadied face to the media and his many detractors. With windswept hair, she spoke eloquently on his behalf at the Republican National Convention, and when she's had to condemn his actions, she has done so with the grace of a well-oiled PR machine. Will Ivanka be with her father on Election Day? She might be the only one that stands between him and a poorly timed Twitter meltdown following the results.
Trump will be in New York City on Election Day, and though the campaign has yet to confirm the location, the nominee and his surrogates will likely be holed up inside Trump Tower awaiting the results. In recent days, Trump Tower has been the primary shooting location for Trump Tower Live, the Facebook Live stream that shows Trump speaking from inside his building's "war room." (This is the start, many political pundits assume, of Trump's rumored media company following the election.)
Chances are, Trump will be locked up his tower's war room, ready to craft his post-election tweets. Hopefully Ivanka will be there to stop him.
And despite what her father's reaction will be if he loses, Ivanka seems ready to accept the results. After the Republican nominee made a big show of announcing that he may not accept the results of the election during the third presidential debate, Ivanka stepped in days later to say that wasn't true.
According to the Los Angeles Times, she said of her father: "He’ll either win or he won’t win, and I believe he’ll accept the outcome either way."
That same capacity to smooth over chaos will likely come in handy for the Trump campaign on Election Day. According to a roundup of early voting, all signs are currently pointing to a Clinton victory, with the former secretary of state leading in both swing states and traditionally conservative areas.
So even though Trump promised to keep voters "in suspense" over whether or not he will accept the election results, Trump Tower on Nov. 8 will most likely be filled with more level-headed surrogates — Ivanka included — trying to convince the nominee that the ship has finally sailed. Election Day, if nothing else, may turn out to be a very awkward one for Ivanka.