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.
Lauren Gambino, The Guardian – December 20, 2016
Hurwitz has written speeches for every 21st-century Democratic presidential nominee. She started her career in 1998 as an intern for then-vice president Al Gore. She worked on John Kerry’s failed 2004 presidential campaign, and then in 2007, Hurwitz started the election cycle as the chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Hurwitz was behind Clinton’s famous 2008 concession speech, where she thanked her supporters for putting “18m cracks” in the “highest, hardest glass ceiling”.
Sophia Tesfaye, Slate – December 19, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton was clearly still working through his post-election feelings when he told a local New York reporter that President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t know much,” but “one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him.”
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.
Maureen Callahan, New York Post – December 17, 2016
It only makes sense that such an unprecedented president-elect should have an unprecedented First Daughter. And to Donald Trump, Ivanka has long been first among equals.
AFP – December 15, 2016
A month before Donald Trump becomes president, chattering classes in New York and Washington are abuzz with signs that his elegant daughter Ivanka will play an active role in his White House.
Kate Andersen Brower, CNN – December 5, 2016
When former Vice President Al Gore emerged from his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, he made sure to tell reporters that he met with Ivanka Trump first but spent “the bulk of the time” with her father.
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.
Lindsay Brown, BBC – 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.
Susan Dominus, The 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? That question may be answered one day, but not with Hillary Clinton.