Some people aren’t too happy with Ivanka Trump or her new role in the White House.
President Donald Trump’s daughter previously moved to Washington DC in order to take on a new, informal position in his administration — which included her very own office in the West Wing and her own security clearance.
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But, on Wednesday, March 29, The New York Times revealed Ivanka, 35, will now become a federal employee after her plans to serve as an unofficial advisor to her father drew stark criticism from the public.
Donald, Ivanka, and Jared. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Ivanka will have the title "Assistant to the President," according to the news outlet. "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," the message continued.
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In a statement to The New York Times, Ivanka addressed the backlash associated with her joining her father's administration. "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," she said.
Donald and his daughter, Ivanka. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Ivanka, her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three kids' new Washington DC neighbors aren't happy with their addition to the Kalorama neighborhood.
When Jared, 36, Ivanka, and children first relocated from NYC, their neighbors understood why the city placed “No Parking” signs outside their home for their Secret Service SUVs. But they were less understanding when two more signs were placed across the street, in front of their own houses.
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“I started screaming,” neighbor Rhona Friedman told the Washington Post, adding that it’s become a nightmare to find parking on their street ever since the Trump/Kushner family amped up their security detail. “We were a nice, quiet residential community and we’ve become a neighborhood where people take pictures.”
Making some new friends in DC! 🐘 A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Mar 26, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT
Making some new friends in DC! 🐘
A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Mar 26, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT
But it doesn’t seem like Ivanka has time to try to win over her neighbors as she’s too focused on her new White House role.
"[She will] continue to be the eyes and ears of her father and provide candid advice as she has for her entire adult life," her attorney, Jamie Gorelick, recently told NPR. "She is intending to spend some time on initiatives that she cares about, particularly with regard to women in the workplace."
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It likely won't be difficult for Ivanka to transition into her latest job. The mom-of-three has worked closely with her dad in the past, and she’s even served as his business advisor. She previously held the position of executive vice president of real estate development and acquisition in the Trump Organization.
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