Immediately after Donald Trump won the presidential election, his daughter Ivanka Trump emphatically stated that she would not be playing a role in his administration. That’s why it came as a surprise this week when it was revealed that Ivanka is planning to move to Washington D.C., and that she is already house hunting there with her husband Jared Kushner.
Western Journalism reported that this has reignited rumors that Ivanka and Kushner are planning to take roles in the Trump administration.
“The couple’s planned move with their three children reflects the expectation that Kushner will serve as an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump in some capacity, though the precise role — potentially complicated by nepotism laws — remains to be seen,” CNN reported.
Rumors have been spreading that Kushner will join the Trump administration since immediately after the election.
“I think Jared Kushner, obviously [Trump’s] son-in-law is going to be very involved in decision-making,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said a week after Trump’s victory.
“Everyone is adjusting to these new circumstances during the transition period, and while Ivanka has no intention of taking a formal role in the administration, she plans to be an advocate for issues she cares deeply about,” a source close to Ivanka told People.
Since Melania Trump is remaining in New York City with her 10 year-old son Barron until at least June of 2017, it appears likely that Ivanka will be filling in for her stepmother in many of her first lady roles.
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