Ivanka Trump’s new federal-employee title is ‘Assistant to the President’

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Last week, we learned that Precious Ivanka Trump would be joining her father’s Bigly Administration as some sort of special (“precious” if you will) adviser. She has gotten a West Wing office, a security clearance and a government-issued phone. One of the big problems was that Ivanka would not be considered a federal employee because she was not being paid. Except that’s not the way it works. She has not cut ties with her businesses and she has ethical violations all over the place. So… surprise, I guess. Now Ivanka is being considered a federal employee (she’s still not being paid) and she has a gaudy new title to go with her official position. She’s also “volunteering” to comply with federal ethics guidelines.

Ivanka Trump will become a federal employee after her plans to serve as an informal adviser with a West Wing office drew criticism.

The New York Times, which first broke the news Wednesday, reported that President Trump’s daughter will have the title “Assistant to the President.” Like her husband, Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to Trump, she will forego a salary.

“We are pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as First Daughter and in support of the President,” the White House said in a statement. “Ivanka’s service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance and affords her increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously.”

In a statement to the Times, Ivanka Trump said she will follow all White House rules.

“I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees,” she said.

The announcement comes after the First Daughter was criticized for joining the White House in an unofficial capacity. On Wednesday, two Democratic Senators sent a letter to the White House Ethics Office asking how she would comply with ethics rules given her unspecified role.

[From People]

Again, federal employees don’t get to voluntarily comply with ethics rules. You’re not voluntarily complying with drunk-driving laws. You’re not voluntarily complying with arson laws. Not setting a fire isn’t “voluntary.” Not getting behind the wheel of your car while sh-tfaced isn’t a choice. If you do not follow the laws, you will go to jail. I hope Precious Ivanka knows that.

Meanwhile, I still think this whole “get Precious Ivanka a West Wing office” thing is Bigly Trump’s way of letting everyone know that Ivanka is more precious to him than his wife. Melania is headed to the White House in June. Precious Ivanka must have a better office than Melania! And Precious Ivanka must wear better clothes too!

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  1. MunichGirl says:

    He’s just transferred the family business to a new address.

  2. Tate says:

    When the shit hits the fan, I hope the whole lot of them goes down. Dirty grifters.

  3. SusanneToo says:

    But her real, most important title, is Daughterwife.

  4. Shambles says:

    Usually seeing those three words together wouldn’t make me feel creeped out and nauseous. But in this case, they do.

    • Tata says:

      Ugh. Someone pointed out to me that usually 3 star generals get the position Ivanka has. She is higher than the white house chief of staff at this point.

      How can we guarantee a wall between this family discussing business? You literally cannot. This is beyond ethics violations it is criminal and there are anti-nepotism laws in place that need to be enforced!

      Trump supporters on twitter: all you so-called feminists are liars because you don’t support women like ivanka. I am at a loss for words.

  5. Chelly says:

    But don’t call her a White House employee

  6. Indira says:

    His supporters didn’t vote for Donald Trump, they voted for the Trumps.

  7. Annie says:

    I cannot express how much this disgusts me. Trump, Melania, Ivanka, Jared, Junior, Erik – they all disgust me.

  8. Sarah says:

    I want to see whole family in orange overalls – made in Mexico.

  9. grabbyhands says:


    Can you imagine if Obama had given one of his daughters a WO job as an “advisor” if they had been of age? Hell, people flipped the f**k out about Malia having an intern job on a Hollywood set, something wholly unconnected to DC.

    And now this woman, who is in no way qualified to advise her dipshit father suddenly is federal employee. How gracious of her to “voluntarily comply” with ethics rules. Just like 45 is, I guess.
    The only reason either she or her husband are taking the roles that they are is a desperate attempt to rein Orange Hitler in. I’m skeptical of their ability to do so and I don’t believe for a second that either of them will go unpaid or actually divest themselves of any pesky conflicts of interest.

    Once again, people are greeting the barest of bare minimum adherence to rules by giving her waaaay too much credit. She’s a devious person, like the rest of that family.

  10. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    She always was going to get a role in his administration, esp after her husband got one. Nepotism at its best. America Inc, a Trump Corporation.

    PS, In some of the shots used in the article you can see the resemblance to Daddy, esp around the eyes, mouth and cheeks.

  11. RussianBlueCat says:

    So actually what is she going to be doing? Making sure her father’s phone is fully charged so he can go on Twitter rampages?
    As for Melania moving to Washington in June, it will be interesting to see how much time she will actually stay in town. Barron will be out of school and I could see her wanting to spend time with her son in Florida or elsewhere while he is on summer break. I almost think that Melania knew the crap would hit the fan regarding Donald and the Russians early in the year. She decided to use the excuse of not changing her son’s school mid term to stay in NYC and avoid subjecting her and Barron to the turmoil in Washington.
    By the way things are looking I can see her and Barron back in NYC by September. Donald may have stepped down or be removed from office by then

  12. Louise177 says:

    How can Trump get away with this? I don’t understand why the Republicans and his followers are eating this up. Obama and W. Bush probably couldn’t do anything that Trump has done.

    • SusanneToo says:

      While the clown show is going on, Repubs are gutting worker protection laws, handing your browser history over to Comcast, killing climate protection, and passing a law allowing bear and wolf pups to be murdered while hibernating. That’s why they’re happy to let the grifters grift.

      • Lindy says:

        Yep, this, exactly. I am feeling almost paralyzed at the news that unfolds every day. I’m writing and calling my elected reps (but I live in Texas, so seeing robo replies from the Cruz office every day is nauseating). I’m donating when I can. Helping out with programs to support refugees (since I live in a blue sanctuary city that’s under attack). But yeah… I still find myself in shock at all of this, and at the fact that so many Americans who support Trump see no problems with the corruption, nepotism, and sheer idiocy.

    • Jessica says:

      This makes my husband and I wish for W which is something neither of us us ever thought possible.

    • Beth says:

      Trump is a yuge con man. He’ll find a way to get away with anything he wants. His sucker supporters still believe he’s great. Even W. wouldn’t be stupid and mean enough to sign all these EOs.

  13. Lolo86lf says:

    What qualifications does Ivanka have to be the President’s advisor? Why did she get that job? This is crazy.

  14. bbnn_00 says:

    She is Lucrezia Borgia. Love her.

  15. Jayna says:

    With Trump and his daughter and son-in-law in the White House, the title on HuffingtonPost sums it up.

    Scamalot. We had Camelot for the Kennedy years in the WH. We have Scamalot for however many months or years Trump and his grifter family and other rag tags like Bannon are in office.

  16. Lightpurple says:

    Princess Nagina the Corrupt and Most Sacred Horcruxed Vagina, Grifter in Chief does not have a clue about ethics. And unpaid? Like Daddy is unpaid but accepting a paycheck every month? And we’re paying for this scum’s healthcare now too?

    Somebody needs to let Nagina know that federal phone records, browsing on a federal device, all that is subject to the federal records laws. So, make a phone call to your business on a federal phone, we can know it and it is a violation. Email your kid’s doctor, Ivanka? First, an improper use and second, not protected information so, we get to see it. Also, honey, you can’t be involved in any meetings or policy development that benefits you, your husband, your kids, your father, your father-in-law, your brothers, or Tiffany. But somehow, I think you’ve been violating that one since the start.

  17. Beth says:

    How sweet,nice,and admirable that Princess is not getting paid! Barf. Who’s next? Cousins, aunts,uncles? He’s bringing members of the sleezy Trump family

  18. Adrien says:

    Wow, the Trumps act like a banana republic despotic dynasty. They don’t have shame.

  19. Delta Juliet says:

    I just don’t even have the words to express my emotions anymore. HOW is this happening? HOW???????? WTF is wrong with this country?????

  20. Eric says:

    Can’t wait until all the trumps and cohorts are in handcuffs.

  21. HK9 says:

    If being a glorified handbag designer qualifies you to be “Assistant to the President” then I’m Queen of the Universe.

  22. Lena says:

    Does anybody in this administration understand what “conflict of interest” means?

    • Christin says:

      Apparently no one thinks it applies to them.

      There are people in federal lockup right now for corruption charges (using gov’t jobs for personal gain, as in free tickets, gift cards, etc. – relatively small scale) that are probably wondering the same.

  23. Eric says:

    I wonder why Jared suddenly bailed on the $4m deal? Wouldn’t have anything to do with the Senate Intel Committee meeting, would it?
    Popcorn time!

  24. Chicken says:

    Is that like assistant regional manager or assistant TO the regional manager?

  25. zappy says:

    Nepotism at the finest..
    seriously though, why no one say anything.
    no one in their right mind would allow this circus. The Potus practically cast his entire family as his staff(??)
    is he allowed to do that?
    Its remind me of Saudi Arabia, where all the gov official are royal family members.
    Well, not as bad as Saudi though but to think that this happen in USA is .. I am speechless

  26. Rapunzel says:

    Ivanka is a major dumbass for taking this role, as her husband was dumb for taking his role. Now, when daddy goes down, he’s gonna take Jarvanka with him. Should’ve stayed in NYC making Chinese produced crap, girl.

  27. kimbers says:

    Why is he or she allowed to do this? This is gov not a private business? Also, for a party who wants limited governmen why limit civilian liberties?

  28. lisa says:

    from the side she looks like voldemort now

  29. Hype says:

    As much as I hate this people and love to see them burn

    Nothing is going to happen to this family of grifters. They are taking advantage of the naïveté of the many. And the few don’t know what to do. The rest who could do something are complicit.
    The trumps are testing democracy and so far I have to say democracy has been weakened. When putin says there’s no true democracy at this moment in time his right. There’s only profit.

    • Eric says:

      Totally disagree. Those TrumpClowns are going down. Main Clown 1) can’t pass any legislation, 2) is under 3 separate intelligence investigations, and 3) is engaged in 75 lawsuits, with more pending.

      Just so everyone knows, the FBI can prosecute anyone no matter what senate and house commissions are doing. If crimes were committed, then Pol Pot-belly will be hauled away in handcuffs (even if he resigns).

      The trump brand will never recover and your children will only hear about the trumps in regard to their despicable actions between ca 1973-2018.

      • Elysium1973 says:

        Eric, you have been cracking me up lately with your posts. I literally laughed out loud at the pol pot belly comment. I’m stealing it! You’re my new favorite poster on here (and there are a lot of great posters) Keep it up!

      • Christin says:

        I keep telling myself this is merely infamous history in the making. Others have pointed out how it took a couple of years for Watergate to play out, piece by piece. And it took 30 years to confirm that the journalists’ primary source was the number 2 guy at F B I.

        Leak on! Start throwing each other under the bus!

  30. Harryg says:

    I’m as qualified as Ivanka for that job. This is just horrifying. God I can’t stand them.

  31. naomipaige says:

    This can’t be legal. Something needs to be done to stop this family. To me, it’s nepotism at it’s worst!

  32. spidey says:

    Then people wonder why a lot of the population of the UK don’t worry too much about still having a monarchy! At least they aren’t actually running the country!

  33. Syko says:

    This family has forever ruined my pleasure in the game of pinochle. I can’t even say the word “trump” any more.

  34. spidey says:

    Then people wonder why the UK is happy to keep the monarchy. At least they don’t get to run the country any more.

  35. JennyJennny says:

    I have a hard time even mustering up words to describe my disgust anymore…
    Curious….. Will these positions allow them lifetime benefits, i.e. Healthcare once he’s overthrown?

  36. jana says:

    I only hope she didn’t sleep her way to the top…i

  37. Jezza says:

    Well, bitch hitched her star to baby fisted bigly wheels’s wagon. She’ll go down with that ship like everyone else soon enough! How soon can they start impeachment?? I feel like they have more than enough to impeach everyone in 45s administration a long time ago!!!

  38. JRenee says:

    Trust and believe this would never fly if tge Dems controlled the Senate. I hope this ish ends the career of McConnell and all the others who are complicit with these clearly trump tailored activities.
    I hope tge infighting continues and the truth comes out.

  39. Moon says:

    All the trump children look like their father except the Tiffany. Ivanka looks a lot like 45

  40. Layla says:

    She’s a revolting individual. They are running a thiefdom. America is the property of Trump and his reptilian offspring.

  41. Nicole says:

    I’m not a fan of Trump but there IS a history of this in the White House. There are Bobby Kennedy laws that stop presidents from appointing family members to cabinet positions and FDR’s daughter pretty much did what Ivanka is doing. She even made state decisions for her father, during a War no less.

  42. Norma Warner says:

    Ivanka knows the truth of Bigly’s mental situation so he must keep her close.

  43. FUTrumpies says:

    Jiggles The ASSistant, the apple of daddy’s eye…and hands. She’ll keep him busy all right.