Setting off an avalanche of outrage, the news that Ivanka Trump will be getting her own office in the West Wing of the White House, wasn’t received too well by a lot of people. However, many still believe that just because something is out of the ordinary doesn’t mean it will be all negative.
Many opine that one of the greatest assets of President Trump is the knack to identify great talent and apply it to the right place. His daughter is indeed considered great talent and her voice in the administration could prove to be quite fruitful in the years to come.
Let’s not forget that the 2016 presidential elections were also something out of the ordinary. Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States because he did not fit the description of a typical Washington politician. He’s obviously not going to do things the old Washington way; it is pretty clear to all of us now that the Washington way hasn’t been working.
After stirring a political firestorm and a barrage of comments from politicians, the press, and the American people, Ivanka announced that she will be a federal employee, take the title ‘assistant to the president,’ not be paid for her work at the White House and be formally bound by the federal ethics laws she was already voluntarily following. But even that has done very little to calm the storm.
No explanation, no matter how elaborate, has dispelled concerns among watchdogs and even feminists who believe that Ivanka – with absolutely no Foreign Service or government experience – only got this job because her father could give it to her.
Cynics continue making snap judgments, questioning the President and his close aides’ motives, and prophesizing terrible outcomes. Their farsightedness would have been indeed worthy of applause if their vision wasn’t so clouded by a lethal combination of sexism, envy and political miscalculation.
Ivanka Trump is successful, beautiful, talented, and her greatest asset is that she has the trust and ear of the most powerful man in the world, her father, the President of the United States of America.
Ivanka’s success and her connection to women and millenials is perceived as a threat by those who want to see Donald Trump falter in his mission to make America great. On the flip side, conservatives take issue with Ivanka’s liberal views and agenda that is driven by identity politics.
Is Ivanka an asset or will she move the President further away from an anti-Establishment agenda?