Skip to comments.Trump children's roles blur line between transition, company
Posted on 11/20/2016 7:00:49 PM PST by EveningStar
Nearly every morning since their father's stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump's grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the campaign office on the fifth floor? Their business offices on the 25th floor? The president-elect's penthouse on the 56th floor?
That uncertainty highlights the multiple roles the children play for their father. For the past year, the lines were constantly blurred between political campaign and business empire, raising questions about a possible conflict of interest between Trump's White House and his sprawling business interests.
The children are poised to wield incredible influence over their father, even if they don't follow him to Washington. Trump said consistently during the campaign that if he won, those children would stay in New York and run his business. But the three - plus Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner - were all named to the transition team's executive committee.
So far, they've been heavily involved in shaping the new administration. They've sat in on meetings and taken late night calls from their father. They advocated for making Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, the White House chief of staff. They counseled against bringing back Corey Lewandowski, Trump's first campaign manager, who was fired in June on their advice.
On Thursday, Ivanka Trump and Kushner were present for the president-elect's meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump Tower.
Trump has insisted he will build a wall between his White House and his company by placing his holdings into a blind trust, but with his children as its trustees. Federal requirements are that independent outsiders run such trusts.
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Donald Jr. is on a trip with his son DT3. Out west.
Dod I miss the indepth article from the AP on The Clinton Foundation? If so will someone please post it.....end sarcasm
He’s not president yet.
What’s with these pants poopin articles begging questions that don’t need answers until January - if they are even questions by then ?
Multi tasking. One of their secrets of success.
Where have you been all these years?? It’s SOP for the Dem-loving MSM to obliterate ANY republican president and destroy them. Dubya’ was thrown grenades every damn day for 8 years by the Press Whores.
The MSM are so jealous of Trump and those incredible kids of his.
It’s a hoot to watch them try to make something evil out of them being such great assets to their dad.
I am so proud of the way they conducted themselves during the campaign.
Generally you have just the candidate and his charter on the line.
Here you had Trump and, Donald Jr, Eric, and Ivanka. They all had to be spotless or the press would have pounced.
Just a great excellent job folks! Wow!
I am sure alarmed by the possibility the president of the U.S. will push legislation favoring golf resorts and gambling casinos.... Instead of soliciting foreign nationals and governments for donations and speaking fees to a fake nonprofit in exchange for influence, which is acceptable
The pressholes are pathetic.
AP. AP. Really? This “news” portal is nothing more than a front for anything and everything false. Never let the truth get in the way of the agenda.
It really must drive liberals crazy to see a functional family.
So the Clinton Crime Money Laundering Pay for Play scam does not phase these nimrods but a possible conflict with an all American family like the Trumps does? Color me shocked....pfffffffff
The Trump women are all hot and the family is good looking. That’s what kills the MSM because they had to hypnotize themselves that the sasquatch in the WH is good-looking.
They will not rest unless every Trump sells all properties and donates every cent to a left wing cause.
Then again, even that may not be enough.
“Here you had Trump and, Donald Jr, Eric, and Ivanka. They all had to be spotless or the press would have pounced.”
Yeah, unlike former DC Mayor Marion Barry’s 36 year-old son taking a dirt nap from and overdose. DC is another “chocolate city” with “chocolate crap” for leaders.
The press won’t be satisfied until the Trumps liquidate all their wealth and donate it to the Clinton Foundation.
I guess they have forgotten Bill Clinton’s wife and John Kennedy’s brother.
Donald better not dare to give that reporterette a compliment about her linen dress or her flaxen hair. She would make the rounds giving interviews stating how ‘bizarre and threatening’ it felt to be told by the CIC that she had a nice figure.
If his children want a political role in the White House, they will have turn over company assets to a third party so there’s no conflict of interest.
Otherwise, they can’t let their father be privy to his company’s business if they run it.
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