Donald Trump says he asked his eldest daughter and son-in-law to stay away from his 2024 presidential campaign, saying the media is "too mean and nasty," for them to remain involved.

The former president took to his Truth Social platform Monday to reject reports that he has asked daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner to remain by his side.

"Contrary to Fake News reporting, I never asked Jared or Ivanka to be part of the 2024 Campaign for President and, in fact, specifically asked them not to do it - too mean and nasty with the Fake & Corrupt News and having to deal with some absolutely horrendous SleazeBags in the world of politics, and beyond," Trump wrote.

"There has never been anything like this "ride" before, and they should not be further subjected to it. I ran twice, getting millions more Votes the second time (RIGGED), & am doing it again!"

In November, Vanity Fair reported that Trump used his speech during his second daughter Tiffany's wedding to beg Jared and Ivanka to appear with him onstage when he announced his third run for office.

Ivanka was not present at her father's Mar-a-Lago announcement. Jared did attend but did not appear on stage to support the 2024 hopeful.

In a statement, Ivanka shared that she would be stepping away from politics to prioritize her private family life but said she would continue to support her father outside of his political ambitions.

"I love my father very much. This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics," she said in the statement.

"While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena," she added. "I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and I will always be proud of many of our Administration's accomplishments."

Trump has had a tumultuous few weeks since announcing his plans to run for the presidency for the third time in November. Barraged by legal troubles and investigations, he has also faced backlash for a dinner he held where he hosted anti-Semitic rapper Kanye West and known white supremacist Nick Fuentes.

Ivanka and her husband both occupied official roles during the Trump administration, Kushner was a senior adviser to the president in the Trump White House and the director of the Office of American Innovation, while Ivanka was the director of the Office of Economic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship.

Earlier this year, the couple testified for hours before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. capitol.

In video testimony played in October, Ivanka Trump said she had accepted then-Attorney General William Barr's conclusion that there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election.

A day later, the former president criticized his daughter on his Truth Social platform, saying: "Ivanka Trump was not involved in looking at, or studying, Election results. She had long since checked out and was, in my opinion, only trying to be respectful to Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General (he sucked!)."

Since leaving his post in the White House, Kushner has reportedly refused to help the former president with his 2024 campaign. According to New York magazine, Kushner has completely checked out from helping his longtime father-in-law and has ceased his role as the middleman in developing connections for Trump.

Recently, Kushner started Affinity, an investment firm that received a $2 billion injection from the Saudi government six months after it launched. In June, the House Oversight and Reform Committee opened an investigation into the investment by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, which is controlled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.