Talk about nepotism at its finest. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was recently appointed to head Trump’s team on government innovation.
Now, Ivanka Trump has also received an official role with an office in the West Wing.
In response to this blatant nepotism, two Democratic senators have written a letter to the director of the Office of the Government Ethics asking for clarification of Ivanka’s role.
Sen. Liz Warren and Tom Carper stated,
“We write today to request information about the ethics rules that President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, will be required to comply with, or has indicated she will voluntarily comply with, in her role as an ADVISER to the President”
It’s not just Democrats that are questioning Ivanka’s qualifiications, it’s Republicans, as well.
In fact, for communications strategist for Ted Cruz, Amanda Carpenter, called out the Trump administration for nepotism.
‘What’s she doing exactly? Nobody knows. What qualifies her? Apparently being the president’s daughter. There’s a word for this: nepotism. And it makes everything Ivanka has done up to this point to position herself as an example for working women into a farce. By taking this role, Ivanka is taking away a life-changing opportunity from another woman, who undoubtedly would have more expertise than the first daughter.’
Carpenter and Warren offer interesting questions and Americans are desperately awaiting the answers.