Reject Ivanka Trump’s Appointment as Senior Adviser to the President

Target: Mr. Walter Shaub, Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics

Goal: Block the appointment of Ivanka Trump as a senior adviser to the President.

Ivanka Trump will become a government employee, making her job at the White House official and destroying the core principle that relatives should not be promoted by a public official at any level of the administration. Ms. Trump will hold an unpaid position and will be subjected to ethics rules while assisting her president father. However, Ms. Trump will maintain a stake in some family businesses, and it is unclear to what extent these companies and deals will favor Ms. Trump and her husband, who is also an adviser to the President, and influence their positions and judgment.

Ms. Trump has been deeply involved in her father’s political endeavor since the campaign trail. Since the beginning of the new administration, Ms. Trump has taken part in some major happenings in the government and became one of its public faces. She already holds an office in the West Wing of the White House and had initially stated she would work for her father as a volunteer. The move to an official position could be seen as a compromise, as she faced criticisms that she would not be accountable to the law if she worked as a volunteer. Despite compliance with formalities, Ms. Trump and her husband Jared Kushner will remain beneficiaries of a range of real estate and investment businesses, some of which could potentially influence decisions at the White House. For example, Ms. Trump is still a beneficiary of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. and Mr. Kushner will remain a beneficiary of a series of trusts originated from his companies, which largely depend on foreign investment.

It is not enough that Ms. Trump has stepped down from managerial positions in other businesses, such as her clothing company. There are many ways by which the Trumps can profit from the presidency as the family’s interests are deeply grounded in areas that depend on state regulation and contact with international leaders and prominent figures. The appointment of Ms. Trump is a dangerous authorization that uses official capacity to benefit financial interests and ambitions. There is no way that the nepotism rules do not apply to the presidency, as President Trump has argued. Sign the petition to demand that Ms. Trump is pushed out of the government.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Shaub,

It was announced that Ivanka Trump, the President’s eldest daughter, will hold an official government position and work as a senior adviser to her father. Though Ms. Trump has stepped down from some businesses and is willing to comply with ethics rules, it is not clear to what extent her position as a business woman will influence her views and judgment. Ms. Trump has not entirely renounced to her family empire and conflicts of interest are likely to emerge.

The current administration has already been under scrutiny due to alleged ties with Russian officials and concerns with Mr. Trump’s investments abroad. Do not let Ms. Trump take a post at the government and deepen the collusion between economic power and political power.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Michael Vadon

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2 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    There is nothing “ethical” about Trump’s use of blatant nepotism, such as he has with just about every single member of his family!!! As such, Ivanka Trump’s appointment by “daddy” as his Senior Advisor, should be rejected NOW!

  2. The nepotism and conflicts of interest here are huge, with both Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. The whole thing stinks to high heaven, and the whole lot of them should be investigated and removed from their positions of power.
    Trump is flaunting his power and acting like a dictator or king. This abuse of power needs to be stopped before it’s too late.

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