While attending the end of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Donald Trump’s daughter and “senior advisor” Ivanka Trump was interviewed by NBC’s Peter Alexander. One topic that was addressed was about Donald’s long history of sexual abuse. Alexander asked her if she believed her father’s accusers. After a short pause, her response was shocking, even for her.
In her anemic sounding voice, she told Alexander “I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated that there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters,” Ivanka fired back. “I believe my father, I know my father.” “I think I have the right to believe my father.”
The problem with that theory is two fold. First, she is a senior advisor to the POTUS and therefore, she works for us. And because of this, she answers to us. Second, ironic as it is, she claims she came to Washington to speak on behalf of “women.” Where do Ivanka’s loyalties lie? Obviously, it’s with her daddy. She doesn’t give a hoot about other women, and that’s painfully obvious. This is exactly why, in 1960, the anti-nepotism law was established. It was placed in effect after JFK appointed his brother Bobby as Attorney General.
This is what the law states: “A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official.”
So now a very appropriate question would be, how did Donald Trump get around this law? It not only applies to Ivanka, but all to Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, Ivanka’s husband. The answer is that the word “agency” doesn’t apply to the White House, or at least that’s how Trump’s lawyers interpret the law. I guess that loophole will have to be closed as soon as a real president is in office.
I’m a retired clinical pharmacist. Always for the underdog. I’m a Democrat, a dog lover and love to cook!