Tag Archives: nepotism

CNN Op-Ed: If The GOP Calls Hunter Biden To Testify On Corruption, Democrats Should Then Call Ivanka Trump

Radio host Dean Obeidallah writes for CNN: In keeping with their “tin foil hat” defense to impeachment, Republicans want to call as a witness, Hunter Biden. Nunes explained in his letter that the purported reason they are calling Biden is so that he “can assist the American public in understanding the nature and extent of Ukraine’s pervasive corruption.” If the …

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Ivanka: My Dad Is “Surrounded By Enemies And Spies”

The Hill reports: President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump quoted Thomas Jefferson about being “surrounded by enemies and spies” in Washington, D.C., after the House voted to approve procedures for an impeachment inquiry into her father. She posted the quote along with the message, “Some things never change, dad!” The president’s daughter took to Twitter shortly after the resolution in the …

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Ronna ROMNEY Complains About Biden “Nepotism”

The Huffington Post reports: Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel attacked Hunter Biden on Tuesday for using his family connections ― only to get called out by Twitter users for the exact same thing. McDaniel is the niece of former presidential nominee and current Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, but didn’t mention that minor detail in a tweet attacking the son …

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Brazil: President May Nominate Son As US Ambassador Because He’s “Friends With Donald Trump’s Children”

ABC News reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he’s considering nominating his son to be ambassador to the United States, raising a storm of complaints Friday alleging nepotism and questioning his qualifications. Eduardo Bolsonaro, who is currently a congressman, met with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on Friday and told reporters that the minister “expressed support” for his nomination. The president …

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#UnwantedIvanka Trends After Awkward G20 Video

Politico reports: Social media users are editing White House adviser and President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump into iconic photos using the hashtag “#UnwantedIvanka” after she was seen in a viral video trying to make conversation with leaders at the Group of 20 (G-20) meeting last weekend. The clip, released by the French presidential palace, appeared to show Ivanka Trump jumping …

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Ivanka Trump: Daddy Did Offer Me The World Bank Job

The Associated Press reports: White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump’s daughter said Wednesday she was happy with her current role in the administration. She spoke during a trip to Africa …

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Trump: I Did Consider Ivanka To Head The World Bank, She’d Be Great As She’s “Very Good With Numbers”

From a lengthy new profile in The Atlantic: When jobs open up in the Trump administration—a frequent occurrence—Ivanka is at the top of her father’s mind. “She’s a natural diplomat,” Trump said. “She would’ve been great at the United Nations, as an example.” I asked why he didn’t nominate her. “If I did, they’d say nepotism, when it would’ve had …

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REPORT: Jared Kushner Considered For Chief Of Staff

CBS News reports: Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is under consideration to become the next White House chief of staff, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has confirmed, citing a source familiar with the process. Kushner met with Mr. Trump on Wednesday to discuss the job.  Current White House chief of staff John Kelly is set …

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Trump: Everybody Wants Ivanka As UN Ambassador

Citing no one, this morning Glorious Leader proclaimed that everyone wants his daughter to replace Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations. Meanwhile there’s this: Former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell told the White House on Thursday that she’s not interested in serving as the next U.N. ambassador, a person familiar with the conversation told The Associated …

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Trump: Ivanka Would Be “Dynamite” As Ambassador

The Hill reports: President Trump said Tuesday that his daughter Ivanka would be “dynamite” as an ambassador to the United Nations, but conceded that he would be accused of nepotism if he appointed her to replace outgoing Ambassador Nikki Haley. “I think Ivanka would be incredible,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to depart the White House for a campaign …

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Kushner Loses Top-Secret Security Clearance

Politico reports: Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has had his security clearance downgraded — a move that will prevent him from viewing many of the sensitive documents to which he once had unfettered access. Kushner is not alone. All White House aides working on the highest-level interim clearances — at the Top Secret/SCI-level — were informed in a memo …

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Ivana Trump: Trump Offered Me Czech Ambassadorship

CBS News reports: Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, says he offered her the ambassadorship to the Czech Republic and that she advised him to tweet, in an interview with Jim Axelrod for CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” to be broadcast October 8. Trump, who says she talks with the President weekly, tells Axelrod her ex-husband asked her advice …

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REPORT: GOP Leaders “Visibly Annoyed” When Ivanka Crashes Oval Office Meeting On Debt Ceiling Plan

The Hill reports: Republican leaders on the Hill were “visibly annoyed” that Ivanka Trump joined an Oval Office meeting to “say hello” during their Wednesday meeting with President Trump on a must-pass spending bill, according to reporters who spoke with an aide. Democrat and Republican Congressional leaders met with Trump on Wednesday to discuss a plan to increase the debt …

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Trump At G20 Summit: The Only Bad Thing Ivanka Has Going Against Her Is That She’s My Daughter

The New York Daily News reports: President Donald Trump is praising his daughter, Ivanka, and acknowledging the challenges he’s added to her life. In a rare, self-deprecating moment, the president said Saturday during remarks in Hamburg, Germany that he’s been proud of his eldest daughter from “day one.” He says, “If she weren’t my daughter it would be so much …

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Ivanka Sits In For Trump At G20 Summit

The Hill reports: Ivanka Trump briefly took her father’s seat at a G20 Summit session on Saturday, sitting next to world leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin. A photo posted to Twitter by a Russian G-20 representative shows Ivanka sitting at the table in place of President Trump. Cabinet officials usually replace the president …

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Jared Kushner Makes Rare Public Remarks [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: With the government still using floppy disks and checking for Y2K compliance, the private sector’s creativity will help move the Trump administration past the turn of the century, according to Jared Kushner. Major technology executives met with Kushner on Monday to gather ideas for modernizing the government. Kushner, who is also President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, helps lead the …

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REPORT: Embassies Court Ivanka To Get To Daddy

The Washington Post reports: The president of the Czech Republic is eager to have Ivanka Trump visit his country and he believes he has a compelling case to make. By a “happy coincidence” her mother is half Czech and President Miloš Zeman hopes that’s the opening he needs to secure a high-profile visit from the first daughter as he tries …

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Noted Scientist Ivanka Trump To Head Review Of US Participation In Paris Climate Change Agreement

The Associated Press reports: Ivanka Trump will head a review of US climate change policy even as President Donald Trump considers pulling the US out of a global emissions-cutting deal. The United States says it it will continue attending United Nations climate change meetings next week in Bonn, Germany next week, but Trump’s advisers will meet Tuesday to discuss what …

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John Oliver Tears Into Ivanka And Jared [VIDEO]

Mashable recaps: Ever wondered exactly what kind of influence Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have in the White House? Well John Oliver is here to tell you. In an epic 25-minute rant on Last Week Tonight, Oliver breaks down exactly what the couple many think of as a “moderating influence” on Trump actually do — and what, if anything, makes …

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REPORT: No White House Job For Ivanka, Husband Jared Kushner To Take No Salary To Dodge Ethics Rules

Via Reuters: President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will become a senior White House adviser and work on trade deals and the Middle East, transition officials said on Monday, in a rare case of a close presidential family member taking on a major job. Kushner, 35, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, is taking the job after receiving legal …

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