Donald Trump: First daughter Ivanka to become an official White House employee

In an emailed statement to NBC News, the White House said the administration was "pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as First Daughter in support of the President".

Politico reported that Ivanka Trump retains ownership of her fashion and jewelry brand, though she stepped down from her position after her Dad's inauguration.

"Ivanka's decision reflects both her commitment to compliance with federal ethics standards and her openness to opposing points of view", Ms Gorelick said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and first daughter Ivanka Trump attend a performance of the musical Come from Away in NY.

Although Ivanka Trump already had a West Wing office - as does her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner - she now will have "increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously", a White House spokesman said.

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that Trump's entire White House staff will not attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner (W.H.C.D.) in order to show solidarity with the President, who indicated last month that he does not plan to attend.

McEnany asked if she had a problem with Hillary Clinton's role in her husband's White House.

President Donald Trump's daughter will have security clearance, a West Wing office, and the ear of her father, but won't be called an employee.

"Her compliance with ethics rules will be the same as they have been", Gorelick said.

"There's still the core issue of whether she's going to be involved in things that can affect her family's business", Noble said.

Within the White House, Ivanka Trump can be a sounding board for her father.

But all joking aside, we should be extremely concerned about this slinking up the power chain that Ivanka and her father are employing. For example, on Monday, she chaired a roundtable at the White House for women in leadership roles in small business.

The White House later said Conway had been "counseled" after touting the first daughter's brand.

She also met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visited the White House in February.

In addition, her second business book, "Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success" is set to hit U.S. shelves on 2 May.

While Ivanka Trump's portfolio appears fairly circumscribed, Kushner has broadened his. The 35-year-old has worked closely with her dad in the past, and she's even regularly served as his advisor.

The president responded in a tweet that his daughter was being treated "so unfairly". So she can't be paid for an appearance to promote her merchandise.

She has denied that she is serving as a de facto first lady and has spoken about her White House jobs only in broad terms.

  • Leroy Wright