No matter what side of the political spectrum people fall under, most can agree that Ivanka Trump is an amazing individual and if America had a princess, she would be the closest thing to it.
But with that said, does Ivanka belong in the White House to influence and advise her father, President Trump?
American voters elected Donald Trump based upon his promise to “Make America Great Again” by reducing legislation, improving the business environment and basically unwinding the plethora of liberal policies that have infected Washington for decades.
Trump’s message does not mesh with Ivanka’s views.
This first became evident when Ivanka began to have her father carry the torch of forcing employers to provide maternity leave.
Currently, under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, employers are required to provide at least 12 weeks of unpaid leave to mothers of newborns and newly adopted children.
Only 54% of mothers choose to return to work after having a child.
Ivanka – through her father — is proposing six weeks of paid leave for new parents.
By forcing employers to pay mothers for up to six weeks when they may not even return to work, regulators would be doing significant harm to companies.
For many, the move obligates employers to provide six weeks of severance to mothers who have no intent to return to work.
Even worse, employers would be unable to fill the empty company slots until after 12 weeks.
Ivanka’s viewpoint is distanced from reality and globs onto a liberal viewpoint.
Ironically, liberals want to brand Ivanka as a conservative and work hard to dispel the “liberal myth” of Ivanka.
But actions speak louder than the liberal publication’s attempt to minimize Ivanka’s liberal influence.
Last month, it was widely sourced that both Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner convinced Trump to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement – something then Candidate Trump vowed to eliminate.
If you don’t believe that, then believe this old saying: “Tell me who you walk with and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Ivanka’s close associates are not inspiring.
The most telling of whom is Jamie Gorelick, Ivanka’s and Jared Kushner’s personal attorney.
Gorelick served as Department of Defense General Counsel and was then promoted to Deputy Attorney General by President Bill Clinton. Gorelick was Janet Reno’s #2.
Following that role, Gorelick, despite no experience in finance, was appointed as Vice Chairman of Fannie Mae. According to a government investigation of a $10 billion accounting scandal during her tenure, Gorelick received $26.5 million in compensation from Fannie Mae from 1998 to 2002.
While Gorelick is an exceptional attorney, she has through her career has advocated for big, powerful government and was given positions of power by Democrats.
Another close friend of Ivanka Trump is Chelsea Clinton . . . who requires no explanation of her liberal bona fides.
Ivanka’s closest confidant is her husband, Jared Kushner.
While Kushner now holds an official position in a Republican White House, he has donated $101,950 to Democrat candidates over twenty years . . . including $6,000 to Hillary Clinton’s races.
Kushner’s only donation to Republicans before supporting his father-in-law went to Rudy Giuliani in 1999 for $1,000 – not even the maximum donation.
Jared’s father, Charles Kushner was found to have illegally donated over $500,000 to political candidates and committees. Charles was a supporter of Democratic Presidential Candidate Bill Bradley.
Ivanka’s current actions and ongoing relationships do not speak highly of her support for her father’s agenda.
As of yesterday, the First Daughter is setting up office on the second floor of the White House and getting her security clearances despite having no official position.
While it can be argued that Ivanka provides a moderating influence on her father, that influence may have already resulted in Donald Trump breaking his promise to voters over the Paris Climate Agreement and has lead to liberal proposals that will harm business.
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