Just like her dad, Ivanka Trump is not even trying to avoid conflicts of interest.
Ivanka Trump is every bit as compromised as the rest of the administration. And a new report finds her set to make millions from her family’s private business while serving in her advisory role in the White House.
According to McClatchy, Trump “will pull in more than $1 million a year from the family business that has continued to develop luxury resorts across the globe during the Trump presidency.”
And this comes even as she “is doing everything from lobbying the Senate on tax policy to representing her father at a G20 summit of world leaders.”
Furthermore, the properties she oversees are “hiring state-owned companies for construction, receiving gifts from foreign governments in the form of public land or eased regulations and accepting payments from customers who are foreign officials.”
And this is not the first time Trump has profited from her role in father’s administration. She has also been accused of ethics violations related to the promotion of her made-in-China line of clothing.
Already, Trump’s White House position is a legal minefield. And she brought a checkered business past, having narrowly escaped indictment in New York for allegedly falsifying sales records.
And of course, she appears to have no real expertise in policy. She didn’t understand basic aspects of the GOP tax bill even as she promoted it on TV. She thinks universal childcare can be achieved by giving herself a tax cut.
And she said low-income parents should consider food for their kids an “investment” like “Mommy and Me” classes.
Moreover, despite the belief held by some that Trump supports women’s rights, she largely agrees with her father on rolling back those protections. And around the world, few people take her seriously as an advocate for women.
Trump has said it is “not my job” to change her father’s mind on policy. Though that begs the question of what she thinks a White House adviser’s job description actually is.
Instead, Trump appears to view her government job as a new way to enrich herself — just like her father.