White House confirms first daughter Ivanka Trump to take on larger role without official title


The White House confirmed on Tuesday that first daughter Ivanka Trump will be taking on a larger role within the administration, however she will not have an official title.

Press secretary Sean Spicer said Ivanka will be receiving the upgraded role. It was first reported on Monday that the 35-year-old is set to get her own office in the West Wing, security clearance and a government issue phone.

Spicer added that while she will not be a federal employee, she plans to abide by the same guidelines.

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"Ivanka has taken on several measures to promote high standards of ethical conduct," Spicer said. "Even though she's not a federal employee, she'll follow the restrictions that would apply if she were. She's taken these steps with the advice of counsel and in consultation of the Office of Government Ethics."

Ivanka previously had no official title but still sat in on official White House meetings with foreign leaders. Most recently, she sat next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting on Friday.

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The first daughter's presence in the White House has raised some concerns over the ethical implications of the president's daughter acting as an advisor.

Trump's eldest daughter has long been one of his closest confidantes. Ivanka served as an advisor during his 2016 campaign and resigned from her business roles following her father's election win.

Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner is currently serving in the administration as a chief advisor to the president.