According to a new book, that is…
Ivanka Trump is both the First Daughter and Special Assistant to the President, given a West Wing office, classified information clearance and a government-issued phone, something that caused the public to cry nepotism.
Since her appointment, the 37-year-old has only taken on more responsibility, attending state events in place of her father and even considered for the role of UN Ambassador last month. And after her recent dramatic image change, there are rumours that her role is going to give her even more power as she discusses issues that are more and more serious.
People were unsurprised therefore when Vicky Ward’s new book, Kushner Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption, alleged that the First Daughter was aiming for the President role herself.
The book, based on over 200 interviews, calls Ivanka and her husband Jared ‘power-hungry’, with one source alleging that ‘the two of them see this as a networking opportunity’.
‘She thinks she’s going to be president of the United States,’ Trump’s former economic advisor, Gary Cohn admitted. ‘She thinks this is like the Kennedys, the Bushes, and now the Trumps.’
Ivanka’s relationship with her father was another talking point in the book, with the President already publicly saying that he would probably be dating Ivanka if she wasn’t his daughter.
But according to Vicky Ward’s book, the relationship is even more uncomfortable, with Mark Corallo, a former legal spokesperson for Trump, reportedly telling Ward, ‘You can’t have a conversation without him talking about Ivanka.’
The book states that 'Multiple people noticed that [Ivanka would] regularly wander into the Oval Office, often with a child in tow, and talk to Trump in a singsong voice.’ And not only that, apparently ‘He’d call her “baby” or pat her on the bottom.’
The White House still hasn’t commented on the book, but knowing Donald Trump and his Twitter activity, we imagine he will soon.
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