Category: News Tracking

Forget What You Thought You Knew About the Old First Family Model

Peter Stevenson, Washington Post – December 22, 2016

There’s been plenty of chatter, though few hard details, about the roles that members of President-elect Donald Trump’s family will play in the White House once he takes the oath of office on Jan. 20 — or even whether some immediate family members will make it to the White House at all.

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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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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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Trump’s Brand Further Depreciates: Ivanka Trump’s Lines are Being Boycotted

“If she were not campaigning for Donald Trump, I would be very happy for her business and proud of her success. But I think she is being used to whitewash the candidate and make him more palatable,” Shannon Coulter, who is leading an online boycott of Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing and jewelry, told the Guardian Friday.

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