Ivanka Trump is arguably the most powerful among all of Donald Trump’s children. She has reportedly been making some diplomatic appearances for her father. Recently, it was revealed that the Trump daughter would also be taking office in the West Wing.
The 35-year-old mother of three is set to take over an office space in the White House. Although she will not be given an official title, Trump will receive government-issued communications devices. At the same time, she will be granted security clearance for classified information. Ivanka’s actual role in the West Wing is currently unspecified.
Following her new role, Trump issued a statement saying, “I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life.” Meanwhile, Trump’s lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, said the plan is for Trump to take a “conservative approach.”
According to AP, Gorelick said Trump would “voluntarily comply with the rules that would apply if she were a government employee.” In the past, Gorelick had been instrumental in getting Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, his White House appointment.
First daughter makes high-profile appearances recently.
The announcement comes following Ivanka Trump’s high-profile appearance during a roundtable discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Many questioned Trump’s presence in the meeting. It was especially noted that she occupied a seat right next to Merkel.
Meanwhile, Trump had recently joined a discussion with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Here, she spoke with Hispanic women who all owned small businesses in the country.” According to USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez, they discussed challenges that Latina business owners face in growing their businesses. “We were delighted by her strong command of the issues facing women in small business,” Palomarez further remarked.
Trump’s recent appearances may have meant to hint on her new unofficial role in her father’s White House. Behind the scenes, Trump’s preparations had been underway for some time.
To best avoid conflict of interest, Trump decided to hand over daily management of her company to the president. She also set up a trust that can provide oversight, naming her in-laws, Joshua Kushner and Nicole Meyer, as trustees. At the same time, the business will also not be able to use Trump’s image for promotion. Trump’s business is also not allowed to deal with a foreign state. Trump may be out of her business’ daily operations, but she will maintain veto power.
It is unclear how soon Ivanka Trump will move to her new White House office.