Ivanka Trump will reportedly have her own office in West Wing
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 17:33
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed Tuesday that Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, will serve a role in the administration, but will not be a federal employee.
Though still not officially a government official, Trump has set up shop on the second floor of the West Wing, in the office next to senior advisor Dina Powell.
"I will continue to offer my father my candid advice and counsel, as I have for my entire life", Ivanka Trump in the statement.
Although Ivanka Trump is not a government employee, she will kind of act like one.
Ivanka has been a frequent behind-the-scenes adviser to her father and during Angela Merkel's visit to the United States last week, she sat next to the German chancellor.
Ivanka has stepped down from her executive role at the Trump Organization, her father's company, but still has business interests, including her fashion and jewellery brand.
Although she gets the office and the information, Ivanka will not receive a title and will not be an employee of the government.
Trump had said during the transition that she would not play a formal role in the administration when she moved to Washington.
Pro-Trump people are saying that if Hillary Clinton had won, her only child, Chelsea would have moved in the West Wing.
Since Trump's inauguration on January 20, his eldest daughter, aged 35, has been seen often in the presidential mansion's West Wing, the hub of USA executive power.
Some have called for clearer boundaries between the Trump family's business activities and political powers. She's going to get security clearance - she is a government employee... "There's recognition that they're in very uncertain territory here".