President Trump’s elder daughter Ivanka will become an official (unpaid) adviser to her father, joining her husband in the White House thus becoming a federal employee of sorts.
The announcement was made earlier on Wednesday and it emphasizes Donald Trump’s recognition of the value he places on the loyalty and judgement of both his daughter and son in law. It’s not unusual for a POTUS to rely on family members when it comes to advice, but giving them a formal position in the administration doesn’t have a lot of precedents, though there are a few.
Jared Kushner is a 36 year old senior adviser for President Trump while Ivanka (35) will serve in an assistant position for her father.
Ivanka already has an office in the West Wing of the WH, upstairs from Jared’s actually and she is in the process of receiving a security clearance and special communication devices.
According to ethic experts who expressed their criticism about Ivanka Trump becoming the President’s assistant, her move may be aimed at avoiding financial disclosure rules, i.e. conflict of interest, ethics and various other rules that usually apply to WH employees.
Ivanka said in a statement:
I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees. Throughout this process I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role.
The President seems to enjoy surrounding himself with people he can trust and that’s understandable considering the amount of flak he received so far from both mass media and his own party members, not to mention the “tolerant liberals” from the Democratic party.
Ivanka Trump can be described as a feminist’s holy grail, as she’s a very beautiful independent business woman who achieved everything one may ask from the modern world: she’s a successful entrepreneur, a devoted wife and a mother, yet she’t absolutely hated by leftists.
However, that’s quite understandable, just think about it: how many successful, hot and smart liberal women have you seen?
Chris Matthews compares Trump kids to Saddam’s sons https://t.co/fjcr2armO3
— Bill O’Reilly (@oreillyfactor) March 28, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) March 29, 2017
Bless Ivanka for doing an unpaid internship at the WH. Hope she can at least get her travel expenses covered otherwise she may struggle.
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) March 29, 2017
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have ZERO experience or expertise in government affairs. Just 2 entitled rich kids.
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) March 29, 2017
Sad. You’ll get over it.