The country has been riveted on our unique first family ever since President Trump was elected. This unusual configuration of loved ones surrounding the President has brought all kinds of media attention. From Barron Trump being the first boy that will be raised in the White House in 50 years, to the special advisory positions being given to his adult children and their spouses, the President has obviously decided to not mess with success when it comes to how his personal life is structured.
There has been all sorts of outcry specifically over Ivanka’s roll in the White House. Some have said that she’s the stand-in First Lady, which she has unequivocally denied, and some have even said she doesn’t deserve to be accompanying her father to meetings at all. Unfortunately for these folks, President Trump isn’t too worried about the people who say he shouldn’t have his kids around him. Ivanka has been a champion for women’s rights, both the working and the stay at home parents. Working to give them a break on taxes and childcare costs and just generally support them in any way the government can. The idea being that if we support women who are either working or supporting a working spouse, it keeps them being productive citizens, instead of welfare recipients.
These haters are really fired up over what has happened now. I guess the Trump clan decided that if Ivanka and her husband were going to stay on as valued advisors to President Trump, it would make sense to keep them geographically close to him. It’s been announced that the first daughter is moving into her own office in the West Wing of the White House.
Ivanka said, concerning her role at the White House:
“I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life,” she said. “While there is no modern precedent for an adult child of the president, I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees.”
As her role in the White House grows — a role that comes with no playbook — Trump plans to adhere to the same ethics and records retention rules that apply to government employees, Gorelick said, even though she is not technically an employee.
Ivanka stepped down as the head of her fashion line after her father was elected, specifically so that she could assist him as much as possible. No, she was not elected by the people, but she was raised by the man that we elected, and a mother who is very much in touch with women’s issues. It should make women in America rest easy to know that President Trump has not one, but two strong women who have his ear about the issues important to families.
With all of that being true, even if Ivanka were vapid and useless(not that I’m saying she is), she’s not drawing a salary, and she gets to stay closer to her family. What dad is going to deny his daughter this? Leave them alone, they’re doing a great job, and you’re not having to pay for it.
(Source: USA Today)