Ivanka Trump had reportedly planned to attend the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20 - but according to a White House insider, her father, outgoing President Donald Trump, rebuked the idea as the "worst decision she could ever make".
The source, cited by the Daily Mail, alleged that Ivanka, 39, is concerned the chaos and turmoil surrounding her father's presidency will see her own political aspirations plummet.
"Ivanka is worried that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she's doing whatever she can to save her reputation," the source said, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Ivanka, who serves as advisor to the President, reportedly believes her appearance at Biden's inauguration ceremony will bolster her reputation, showing she is "a good sport". According to the insider, she is convinced the display of solidarity will garner her more support and help to protect her future career endeavours.
However, it's understood that Trump did not approve of his daughter's decision.
"He said it's an insult that she would even want to engage with the crooks that are trying to bring him down," said the insider.
Trump reportedly told Ivanka that her presence at the ceremony would instead lose her supporters - "the worst decision she could ever make".
Another White House source denied that Ivanka had planned to attend the inauguration, according to the Daily Mail.
On Wednesday (local time), Ivanka came under fire amid the insurrection at Capitol Hill. Largely considered to have been incited by President Trump, supporters of the President - spurred by inflammatory tweets and a 'Save America' rally that morning - stormed the Capitol Building in an eruption of violent riots, resulting in five deaths.
In a now-deleted tweet, Ivanka referred to the rioters as "American patriots", urging them to protest peacefully.
"American Patriots - any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable," she wrote.
"The violence must stop immediately. Please be peaceful."
CNN White House correspondent Kate Bennett countered: "Clarifying, are you saying these people are 'patriots?'"
Ivanka backtracked: "No. Peaceful protest is patriotic. Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms."
On Monday (local time), First Lady Melania Trump broke her five-day silence on last week's chaotic siege, writing in a statement titled 'Our Path Forward' that she "absolutely condemns the violence".
The First Lady's message acknowledged those who were killed, including the deaths of two Capitol Police officers - one of which, Howard Leibengood, died off-duty on Sunday after responding to the riots last week.
But in the essay, Melania implied that she too was a victim of the chaos that ravaged Capitol Hill, noting that she had been the target of "salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations" - in reference to reports that she had been conducting a photoshoot in the White House during the mob.
"I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me - from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda," the First Lady wrote.
"This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain."
President Trump has made it clear he won't be attending Biden's inauguration, reiterating his absence in a tweet last week - "I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th" - before his account was permanently suspended.