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Ivanka Trump to Serve as Special Assistant to her Father but will Not take a Salary

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WASHINGTON DC – FEBRUARY 23: (AFP OUT) Ivanka Trump attends a listening session on domestic and international human trafficking in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, has announced that she is taking up an appointment in her father’s administration.

Ivanka, in a statement on Wednesday, said she will be a Special Assistant to the President but will not take a salary.

This came as her unofficial role has grown in recent weeks, and she was granted security clearance and an office at the White House, according to reports.

“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,” Ivanka said.

Ivanka’s role as ‘First Daughter’ in support of the President is unprecedented.

Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, has recently been confirmed a Senior Adviser to the President.

The White House also released a statement about the new role to be played by Ivanka, saying that it is “pleased” by the move.

“Ivanka’s service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance.

And it affords her increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously,” the White House statement read.

When her increased security clearance and White House office were announced, Ivanka acknowledged that “there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president”.

The official title made Ivanka’s existing role more formalized but she had been present for family events like the various inauguration celebrations as well as closed-door meetings and sit-downs with foreign leaders.

In February, she met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House, as part of a roundtable discussion on female entrepreneurs.

She also met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visited the White House in February.

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the White House earlier this month, Ivanka was seated right beside her.

When Trump held a listening session about domestic and international human trafficking on February 23, he started his remarks by thanking Ivanka for her role.

Ivanka’s involvement in business roundtable discussions has been attributed to her business background at her personal fashion label and her father’s real estate empire.

Photo Credit: Oliver Douliery/Pool-Getty Images)

18 Comments

  1. FasholasLover

    March 30, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Unprecedented but, a good idea non the less considering the first lady is as thick as a block.

    • Lailatu

      March 30, 2017 at 9:42 am

      She’s as thick as a block yet she’s fluent in 5 languages.

    • get your eye test done today

      March 30, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      How can she be fluent in 5 Languages: when the English she has been learning (and living in the USA )for the past 20 something years she can NOT speak fluently!

    • FasholasLover

      March 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Fluency in 5 languages now means she has the capacity to discuss and think at a high level of abstraction? Discuss business, strategy, governance, world politics etc? Can you picture this woman in a room with Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Indra Nooyi etc????? I beggi. The husband and the people who run things in America sure know what they are doing.

    • Lailatu

      March 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      She doesn’t need to discuss business strategies or governance because guess what? She didn’t run for public office and won’t be making those decisions. But you can’t call someone who is proficient in languages thick as a block. I hope you are not one of those ignoramus who think having a funny accent means you are dumb.

    • Lailatu

      March 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Because guess what? Every one has an accent.

    • FasholasLover

      March 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Now, don’t be rude Laitatu. Ignoramus? Whatever happened to ur manners if any?

    • Lailatu

      March 30, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      But darling,I only hoped that you weren’t one but if you think you are, then who am I to argue?

    • BOSS

      March 30, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      She will discuss soup, bags and shoes. Now this is why men who are ambitious should never marry throphy wives. Lailatu yo do not have to be in government to discuss intelligently. As wife of President you should be able to hold your own. Be honest does this woman strike you like someone who can hold her own? Ivanka to the rescue.

  2. Mama

    March 30, 2017 at 9:21 am

    No be only naija dey engage in heavy nepotism! These are our seniors. While ivanka might actually have some positive contributions. I am concerned that this might just be a way to further the personal agenda of the trump family and not the interests of the US.

  3. Ladybird

    March 30, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I haven’t criticized Trump since he decided to run for presidency however I feel like this is really pointless. How can both the husband and wife be consultants to Trump’s presidency? and direct relatives on top of that?Does he really have no one else to look to assist him? jeez

  4. Victor Adegoke

    March 30, 2017 at 10:33 am

    This is not the Democracy we were taught in School. Trump is now behaving like African leaders. Why involve your offspring in American affairs. This is not Trump Towers!

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    March 30, 2017 at 10:36 am

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  6. betty

    March 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

    and what does she know exactly. White people stay pulling the nepotism card and hope its not noticed

  7. NG

    March 30, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Possible only in Trumpworld. Trump had better succeed with all these novelties else history will not remember him well. He is really changing the value system in America.

  8. Idomagirl

    March 30, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Republicans are the biggest hypocrites on earth.
    I remember all the uproar when Obama’s MIL moved into the White House – just moving in o, not that she received an appointment o.

    Now see Trump. His presidency has become a family business and not a squeak out of any of them.
    Things they gave Obama a hard time over – Executive Orders, playing Golf & others, Trump has done 10x over yet no word.
    Obama wasn’t perfect but these vile racists never gave him a chance.
    Hypocrites.

  9. Deleke

    March 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    If to sey na naija……………….I rest my case

  10. Pretty

    March 31, 2017 at 9:02 am

    As a non paid employee does that mean her expenses in running her office as adviser won’t be paid by the American People. Pls clarify

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