Skip to comments.McClatchy, Getty, AP Photos: Ivanka Trump ‘Will Be Donald’s Closest Adviser’
Posted on 01/18/2017 4:19:23 PM PST by drewh
Ivanka Trump is going to be a huge deal in Washington. While a federal anti-nepotism law could prevent the 35-year-old from holding an official White House position after her father, Donald, assumes his role as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, unofficially, an Ivanka source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, she will be Donalds closest adviser.
Over the course of her fathers successful campaign, the husky-voiced Seventeen cover model turned Trump Organization executive evolved into his most trusted consultant. He looks to Ivanka for advice and consultation on almost everything, notes a close Ivanka insider.
That relationship will continue, as the real estate tycoon, 70, assumes his role as commander in chief. While brother Donald Jr., 39, and Eric, 33, remain in New York City to run the Trump business empire, Ivanka is moving to the nations capital, where her husband, Jared Kushner, 36, will act as one of Donalds senior advisers.
The mom of Arabella, 5, Joseph, 3, and Theodore, 9 months, could take a similar role. She announced January 11 that shes taking a leave of absence from both the Trump Organization and her eponymous apparel and accessories firm. Donald made the best deal for his daughter, family friend and Avenue magazine columnist R. Couri Hay tells Us. The boys get the multibillion-dollar company, and Ivanka gets Washington.
Along with providing advice, the University of Pennyslvania grad could act as her dads buffer. Insiders say the polished businesswoman has a knack for calming her father, infamous for his hot temper and middle-of-the-night Twitter rants. She balances him out, explains an Ivanka source. She learned to keep her mouth shut and just let him get it off his chest. She then rationally explains other points of view.
Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump Fred Watkins/ABC via Getty Images As first daughter, shell push a female-centric agenda. Im a huge advocate for women and womens issues, like child care, Ivanka, whose website IvankaTrump.com includes a series of profiles called #WomenWhoWork, told Harpers Bazaar in August. Shes already helped her dad craft a policy proposal that seeks to provide paid maternity leave and make child care expenses tax deductible. As she explains to the mag, In half the country, the cost of child care exceeds the cost of housing.
With stepmother Melania choosing to reside at the familys NYC triplex penthouse until half brother Barron, 10, finishes the school year, Ivanka will also assume some first-lady responsibilities. She will be at State functions, Hay tells Us. I think Melania is very happy to share those responsibilities with Ivanka.
Great! And she is much easier on the eyes than that reptile Jarrett.
Good thing she’s not a liberal who dropped her religion like a bad habit and want 3 years maternity leave and 2 years paternity leave for men.
Will MELANIA be the first female President?
She is a liberal though
That’s what I heard.
The reporter knows this how? Observation, interviews, what? It’s conjecture———midway between fact and fake news.
She seems too far left for my taste. Hopefully I’m wrong.
He's grooming her for a 2020 run or 2024 run.
I’ll bet she can be very stern when she needs to be.
I’m not a big fan of her day-care plans. I’ll have to learn more about it.
I want taxes reduced on families. If this turns out to be a back door way to do it, I might not be so opposed to it.
We need to get the government off the families backs.
I don’t want this to turn into a government door to regulating day-care.
The bit about Trump going into rages in the middle of the night and having to be “calmed” sounds like fake news to me. I am uncertain whose disinformation it is, though.
No, that was Woodrow Wilson’s wife.
We need a table comparing Ivanka to ValJar and then post it ALL OVER FB...
Seems like a good kid. And it would be nice to break this cult of the First Lady. Every one going back to Nixon has been one kind of embarrassment or another. About the only decent one since 73 has been Rosalyn Carter. I’ve never heard anything bad about her.
I was talking to a libscum who called Ivanka stupid. I took offense. Asked how many languages he spoke. He said just English. I then mentioned Ivanka speaks FIVE. This is one smart lady! /the libscum shut up after that
You should listen for a while longer here.
Nope, not really. She is a smart business person first and foremost.
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