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Lara Trump
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Lara Lea Yunaska

(1982-10-12) October 12, 1982 (age 38)
EducationNorth Carolina State University (BA)[1]
  • Television host
  • television producer
  • campaign spokesperson
Years active2012–present
Known for
Political partyRepublican
(m. 2014)
FamilyTrump family

Lara Lea Trump (née Yunaska; October 12, 1982) is a former American television producer and campaign adviser to the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. She is married to the president's son, Eric, with whom she has two children.

She is the producer and host of Trump Productions' Real News Update and a former producer of Inside Edition.[2]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Lara Yunaska was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on October 12, 1982, to Robert Luke Yunaska and Linda Ann Sykes.[3] She has a younger brother, Kyle Robert Yunaska.[4] She attended Emsley A. Laney High School.[5] She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from North Carolina State University[1] and also studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York.[6]

Lara served as a story co-ordinator and producer for the TV news magazine Inside Edition from 2012 to 2016.[6][7]

Donald Trump presidential campaigns[edit]

During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign of Donald Trump, Lara spearheaded the Trump–Pence Women’s Empowerment Tour and served as the liaison in Trump Tower for Brad Parscale's Giles-Parscale company.[8][9][10] After her father-in-law was elected president, she became an online producer and fundraiser for President Trump and appears in front of the camera as a spokesman the Real News Update reports produced by Trump Productions.[6][7][11]

In April 2019, she described German chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to accept refugees during the European migrant crisis of 2015 as "the downfall of Germany, it was one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany."[12][13]

Lara was also a senior consultant to Brad Parscale for Trump's re-election in 2020.[9][14] The Trump campaign paid her $180,000 a year through campaign manager Parscale's private company, Parscale Strategy. Lara Trump was a surrogate on the stump and took on broad advisory roles.[15][16] She also campaigned with the anti-Muslim far-right conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer.[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

Following a six-year relationship, on November 8, 2014, Lara Trump married Eric Trump in a ceremony at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.[6][19] On September 12, 2017, the couple's first child, son Eric "Luke" Trump was born.[20] On August 19, 2019, Lara gave birth to daughter Carolina Dorothy Trump, the couple's second child.[21]


  1. ^ a b "North Carolina State University 2005 Fall Graduation" (PDF). North Carolina State University. December 14, 2005. Retrieved November 19, 2020. Lara Lea Yunaska* ... [* = Cum Laude/Honors]
  2. ^ Hyde, Marina (August 3, 2017). "Move over Sean Hannity, meet Lara Trump – the president keeps the propaganda in the family". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Lara Yunaska Eric Trump's Wife".
  4. ^ "Eric Trump's brother-in-law has been named chief of staff of an Energy Department office". Newsweek. November 8, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Leyva, Hannah (September 2, 2016). "Wrightsville Beach native Lara Trump loves coming home to campaign for father-in-law Donald Trump". Port City Daily. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d Miller, Gregory E. "Who Is Lara Trump? 10 Things to Know About the President's Daughter-in-Law". Town & Country. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Hallemann, Caroline; Dangremond, Sam (March 14, 2018). "11 Things to Know About Donald Trump's Daughters-in-Law". Town and Country Magazine. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Glueck, Katie (September 10, 2016). "Trump takes aim at Clinton's lead among women". Politico. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Glueck, Katie (June 7, 2017). "The face of Donald Trump's 2020 campaign". The News & Observer. Raleigh, North Carolina. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Horwitz, Jeff (February 27, 2018). "Trump campaign chief lends name to penny stock tied to felon". Associated Press. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "Trump now has a "real news" program on his Facebook, hosted by his daughter-in-law". Vox. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  12. ^ Frazin, Rachel (April 25, 2019). "Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany'". TheHill. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  13. ^ Baragona, Justin (April 25, 2019). "Lara Trump: Refugees 'One of the Worst Things to Ever Happen to Germany'". Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  14. ^ Bykowicz, Julie (March 29, 2017). "Lara Trump Hired By Trump Campaign's Digital Vendor". Bloomberg News. Associated Press. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  15. ^ Hakim, Danny; Thrush, Glenn (March 9, 2020). "How the Trump Campaign Took Over the G.O.P." The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  16. ^ Date, S. V. (April 17, 2020). "Trump Campaign Secretly Paying $180,000 A Year To His Sons' Significant Others". HuffPost. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  17. ^ Behrmann, Savannah. "Lara Trump campaigned with far-right candidate and conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer". USA TODAY. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  18. ^ "Lara Trump campaigns with Jewish anti-Muslim activist Laura Loomer". Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  19. ^ "Eric Trump marries Lara Yunaska in Palm Beach wedding". NY Daily News. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  20. ^ "Eric and Lara Trump Welcome Son Eric". September 12, 2017.
  21. ^ "Eric and Wife Lara Trump Welcome Second Child, President Donald Trump's 10th Grandchild". People. August 20, 2019.

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