Ivanka trump to get White House office, not post in administration

Ivanka Trump will have an office in the White House's West Wing but will not be a government employee, an official from President Donald Trump's administration said.

Despite still not having an official role in her father's cabinet, Politico reports that Trump will have her own office on the second floor of the West Wing, next to senior adviser Dina Powell.

Ivanka Trump, who is married to senior adviser Jared Kushner, has already been a presence in her father's presidency.

Ivanka will also be given security clearance alongside government-issued communications devices.

On Friday she participated in a meeting of the US president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the CEOs of USA and German companies to discuss workplace development, sitting beside Merkel during the discussion. I will voluntarily follow all of the ethics rules placed on government employees.

Ivanka Trump's growing role in her father's administration directly conflicts with his past statements and renews questions about nepotism in the White House.

Although Ivanka Trump is not a government employee, she will kind of act like one.

After Mr. Kushner's White House appointment was announced, Ms Trump said she would focus on settling her family in Washington rather than work for the administration.

She would also not receive a salary, since she would be in a non-governmental capacity - whatever that means.

Ivanka Trump will be given her own White House office, USA media has reported. "They're not saying she's going to voluntarily subject herself to ethics rules to be nice", he said.

On Monday evening, NBC reported Ivanka has banned her eponymous brands from advertising anything with her image.

Trump reportedly plans to distance herself as much as possible from her fashion namesake and has said she will donate net proceeds and royalties from her book to charities that focus on women in the workplace.

"Ivanka has taken on several measures to promote high standards of ethical conduct".

"I think it's an inappropriate observation", she told ABC's "Good Morning America".

  • Zachary Reyes