Category: News Tracking

Ivanka Trump Could be the Most Powerful First Lady Ever

Kate Andersen Brower, Washington Post – December 16, 2016

But unlike her predecessors who weren’t the wife of the president, Ivanka appears poised to be an adviser, advocate and hostess all at once. Which could revolutionize the role — and make her the most powerful first lady ever.

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Nigel Farage Loves Ivanka Trump

Esther King, Politico – December 7, 2016

Nigel Farage believes there could one day be another Trump in the White House — Ivanka. Asked who was his favorite member of the Trump family, Farage didn’t miss a beat, responding: “Oh, Ivanka.” Oh my goodness gracious me,” he said. “Thirty-six, beautiful, utterly brilliant and given that we’ve had a Clinton dynasty and a Bush dynasty, she may well be president of the U.S. in 15-20 years’ time.”

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Donald Trump, When Asked About Women’s Issues by Nancy Pelosi, Handed the Phone to Ivanka

Rachael Ravesz, Independent – December 4, 2016

Donald Trump has appointed his unofficial spokesman for women’s issues and gender equality – his oldest daughter. Ivanka Trump, 35, was handed the phone last week when minority leader of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi phoned her father and requested to talk about his policies affecting women.

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What will the White House be Like with First Lady Melania Trump Living in New York?

Krissah Thompson, Washington Post – November 21, 2016

It’s one of the most enduring rituals of the presidential transition: On Inauguration Day, one first family returns to its home town, while the next moves into the White House. But come January, this tradition will be dramatically upended, as Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, plans to continue living in Manhattan with their young son Barron, at least until he completes the school year.

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America’s Other Next First Lady, Ivanka Trump?

Lindsay Brown, BBC News – November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s wife Melania will become first lady when he is inaugurated in January. But it’s his daughter Ivanka that many political commentators believe will assume some of the political duties. Throughout Donald Trump’s campaign the 35-year-old was at his side, speaking at rallies and trying to win votes.

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Hillary Clinton, a Woman Dogged by Men’s Misdeeds

Susan Dominus, New York Times – November 10, 2016

When millions of women cast their votes for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, they may have been thinking about male power as much as female equality — about the sleazebags who never heard “no,” or the male bosses who lowballed them in salary negotiations, or those men in positions of authority who patronized them or ignored them altogether. There was a sense of collective curiosity and anticipation: Would having a woman serve in the most powerful role in the country make any of those scenarios less likely for women going forward?

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