Ivanka Trump Named 'Assistant to the President' in New Role

Ivanka Trump has been making news ever since her father came into office. And this week she has been named an employee of the U.S. government. The White House announced this past Wednesday that Ivanka would take no pay and serve as an assistant to her father. The role for Trump comes after NBC News confirmed earlier this week that the first daughter would have an office in the West Wing. In an emailed statement to NBC News, the White House said that the administration was pleased that Ivanka Trump had chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as First Daughter in support of the President. Ivanka sought on Wednesday to satisfy concerns about the ethics of a family member working so closely with the Oval Office by offering assurances that because the position is unpaid that she would follow federal ethics rules.

She has assured people that she has heard the concerns being voiced at her advising the president and says that in her personal capacity she will voluntarily comply with all ethics rules. And to do that she will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as all of the other federal employees. She says that throughout this process, she has been working closely and in good faith with the White House Counsel and her personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of her new role. The White House has described the new move as one that would harness her talents to help impact policy. Ivanka's service as an unpaid employee is said to further their commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance and gives her increased opportunities to help lead initiatives that drive real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her before.

Ivanka and her husband, Jared have been described as a power couple to NBC News, who have an increasing level of sway in the administration. Shortly after the election, Ivanka Trump told CBS News Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes that she was not going to be part of the administration. She did, however, she would advocate for wage equality, education, childcare and promoting more opportunities for women. There are a lot of things that she said she feels both deeply, and strongly about, but not in a formal administrative capacity. According to NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss, this is the first time since Eisenhower when a presidents child worked for their father in the White House. Jimmy Roosevelt worked for his father President Franklin D. Roosevelt in late 1930s. John Eisenhower also worked as deputy staff secretary for his father President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the late 1950s, Both of these positions were obviously before the Bobby Kennedy law, which refers to the anti-nepotism law that was enacted after President John F. Kennedy tapped his brother to be United States Attorney General in the 1960s.

Ivanka Marie Trump who was born on October 30, 1981, is an American businesswoman, author, socialite, and fashion model who is currently an Assistant to her father, President Donald Trump. Ivanka is the daughter of the president and his first wife, former model Ivana Trump.Ivanka moved to Washington, D.C in January 2017 as her husband, Jared Kushner, was appointed to be a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States by her father, Donald Trump. This is just one of the stories trending on the NBC News site. Other stories you will find include celebrity news online, news, politics, celebrity rumors, news about famous people and so much more. **

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