Ivanka Trump officially gets White House role, with ethics obligations but no pay

Ivanka Trump has announced that she would take up an appointment in her father, Donald Trump’s administration.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ivanka said she will be a Special Assistant to the President but will not take a salary.

This came as her unofficial role has grown in recent weeks, and she was granted security clearance and an office at the White House, according to reports.She said

“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.
“Throughout this process, I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role,” Ivanka said.
Ivanka’s role as ‘First Daughter’ in support of the President is unprecedented.

Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, has recently been confirmed a Senior Adviser to the President.

The White House also released a statement about the new role to be played by Ivanka, saying that it is “pleased” by the move.

“Ivanka’s service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance.
“And it affords her increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously,” the White House statement read.

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