They’re young, fresh, and full of great ideas.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are the beautiful new poster couple for America First – and that scares the hell out of liberals.
While the Democrats have virtually no leader, the people who are speaking out aren’t exactly “fresh and new.”
They’ve got confused ding-a-ling Nancy Pelosi and comical buffoon Maxine “Impeachment” Waters leading the party.
In other words, not exactly current and upcoming people with innovative ideas.
Jared and Ivanka are spreading their wings and becoming the new White House power couple.
Liberals are panicking.
However, this is great news, especially for women, since Ivanka is pushing for higher quality maternity leave and daycare -two issues that are usually progressive causes.
The speculation began almost immediately after Donald Trump was elected: Who would have the ear of the famously unpredictable 45th president?
For a time it appeared that White House adviser Steve Bannon, memorably depicted as the Grim Reaper on “Saturday Night Live,” was the power behind the throne. Another trusted aide, Kellyanne Conway, was also said to be an influential member of Trump’s inner circle. And then there were Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller — all skilled and ambitious political animals vying for the boss’ attention.
But two months into Trump’s presidency, it’s becoming clear that blood and family have trumped ambition on Pennsylvania Avenue with First Daughter Ivanka Trump emerging as a powerbroker in her own right, along with her husband Jared Kushner.
“Ivanka Trump is all powerful,” a source familiar with the inner workings of the White House told NBC News.
Some of that influence was on display Monday as Ivanka chaired a roundtable meeting for female small business owners in the Roosevelt Room. The president’s eldest daughter urged collaboration from the dozen women seated around the table, which included White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon, and newly appointed Deputy National Security Adviser for strategy Dina Powell.
Empowering women is not her father’s issue, it’s Ivanka’s. And she’s making the most of her opportunity.
“She has these issues that she’s passionate about and has been for a long time, even before her dad started running for president, and she’s excited about the opportunity to advocate for these issues,” an administration official close to Ivanka told NBC News. “She is nothing but a positive influence on both the president, but also on the issue-set.”
In some ways, Ivanka is a chip off the old block.
“She is not unlike her father in that she’s a great negotiator,” the official said. But she brings to the table a “certain finesse.”
Meanwhile, the profile of Trump’s son-in-law is also on the rise. On Monday, it was announced that Kushner was tapped to oversee a new office called the White House Office of American Administration, whose mission is to make the federal government run more like a business.
“We should have excellence in government,” Kushner told The Washington Post, which broke the story on Sunday. “The government should be run like a great American company.”
Not lost on White House watchers was this — Bannon has no formal role in the new, high-profile entity. Neither does Pence, or Priebus, or Miller.
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