Ivanka was an essential part of Trump’s campaign. It makes sense that he would want her opinion on certain things now that he is president. So she will be working at the White House without pay (since she is Trump’s daughter and can’t accept a paid position).
This did not please liberals at all. They demand details from ethics office on Ivanka’s role in the White House. Chris Matthews even compared her and Jared to Saddam Hussein’s children!
Fox News reports:
“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,” she said in a statement. “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.”
In a statement, the White House said it was “pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as First Daughter and in support of the President.”
“Ivanka’s service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance and affords her increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously,” the statement continued.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have ZERO experience or expertise in government affairs. Just 2 entitled rich kids.
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) March 29, 2017
Bless Ivanka for doing an unpaid internship at the WH. Hope she can at least get her travel expenses covered otherwise she may struggle.
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) March 29, 2017
Chris Matthews compares Trump kids to Saddam's sons https://t.co/fjcr2armO3
— Bill O'Reilly (@oreillyfactor) March 28, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) March 29, 2017
H/T: The Gateway Pundit