Ivanka Trump to Serve as Special Assistant to her Father Donald Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, has announced that she will be a Special Assistant to the President but will not take a salary in a statement on Wednesday.
Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, has recently been confirmed a Senior Adviser to the President.
Since her father became president, Ivanka, 35, has been a regular presence at the White House, where she already has an office. Her involvement with her father’s official duties has raised eyebrows in some quarters over possible conflicts of interest. But Ivanka, who was part of her father’s business empire and ran an eponymous fashion line, said those qualms are unfounded.
‘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’ she said in a statement.
Neither Kushner nor Ivanka Trump has any experience in elected office or public policy.