[US]–President Donal Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump will soon take up an unpaid government role as an adviser to her father US President Donald Trump, the White House announced on Wednesday.
“We are pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter and in support of the president,” the White House said in a statement.
“Ivanka’s service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance and affords her increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously.”
Ever since her father’s victory at the polls in 2016, Ivanka Trump has been regularly appearing at the White House, even going as far as getting her own office.
She has appeared alongside her father at meetings with world leaders.
She was present during President Trump’s sit-downs with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in January, and earlier this month with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the latter’s visit to the White House.
In recent times, her involvement with her father’s official functions has generated controversy over the likelihood of conflicts of interest.
“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,” Ivanka said in a statement, denying the possibility of a conflict.
“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’s husband, Jared Kusher also holds an unpaid position in the White House, courtesy of Trump’s position.
Neither Kushner nor Ivanka Trump has ever held an elected or public post.