First daughter Ivanka Trump is about to take on an official White House job. Compared to other federal employees, however, Trump will not earn a single dime.
Trump has been named the new assistant to the president. The 35-year-old said she reached the decision after considering several concerns regarding her initial plans to serve as an informal advisor.
“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,” Trump said in a statement. She also made it clear that she will be “subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees.”
Previously, Trump’s team announced she will be getting an office in the West Wing to serve an unofficial role as counsel to President Donald Trump. In preparation for the said role, the first daughter took steps to distance herself from her own corporate empire.
As previously reported by Morning News USA, Ivanka Trump has decided to hand over daily management of her company. She had also set up a trust to provide oversight, naming in-laws Joshua Kushner and Nicole Meyer as trustees. Trump’s business also cannot be involved in dealings with a foreign state. At the same time, the business should not also use Trump’s image for promotion.
Meanwhile, CNN reports that Trump will soon start filing her own Form 278 as a federal employee. This indicates that she will become legally bound by ethics rule. According to Trump’s attorney Jamie S. Gorelick, “She (Trump) will file the financial disclosure forms required of federal employees and be bound by the same ethics rules that she had planned to comply with voluntarily.”
Trump celebrates Women’s History Month
As she takes on a new role in the White House, the first daughter has been busy promoting the celebration of Women’s History Month. In fact, Ivanka Trump joined Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and NASA astronaut Kay Hire at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Trump said she is “so excited” to celebrate women’s role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
— NASA (@NASA) March 28, 2017