Report: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner convinced Presidential Trump to exclude climate criticism from executive order


Many see Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as a moderating force in the current administration particularly on certain issues like LGBT rights and climate change.

President Trump has stated on multiple occasions that he will review all the deals from the Obama-era including the ones that pertain to environment and there have been concerns among the international community about the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate agreement going forward.

In a potential development that may ease some of those concerns, at least for now, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, "At the request of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, language critical of a global climate deal was struck from an executive order that Mr. Trump is planning to sign soon, according to multiple people familiar with the move."

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The media outlet further notes, "The executive order, which targets Mr. Obama's broad climate agenda, now includes no mention of the climate deal, which nearly 200 nations struck in Paris in 2015..."

In another example of the couple's involvement in the administration, in early February, the New York Times reported, "The two most influential social liberals in President Trump's inner circle — daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner — helped kill a proposed executive order that would have scrapped Obama-era LGBT protections, according to people familiar with the issue."

While Ivanka holds no formal position in the White House, she has participated in quite a few public events recently, including attending a meeting on human trafficking and a listening session involving the president and manufacturing CEOs.

When asked about her role in her father's administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer remarked during a press conference on Thursday, "I think her role is to be helpful and provide input on a variety of areas that she has deep, passionate concerns about, especially in the area of women in the workforce and empowering women. She is someone who has a lot of expertise and wants to offer that, especially in the area of trying to help women."