Trump Is Grooming Ivanka For A Huge Role In His Administration, Mike Pence Should Be Worried

Ever wondered how it could get worse?


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With all of the crosstalk on social media about Ivanka Trump’s awkward encounter with world leaders at the G20 conference over the weekend — including pointed criticism from lawmakers who actually DO hold elected office, as well as pushback from conservatives — it’s hard to imagine what on earth she thinks she’s doing in the global setting, attempting to practice diplomacy.

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An exchange like that is unsurprising. Sane people have long wondered if there was a single factor besides nepotism that landed Ivanka inside the West Wing, while those on the right tend to think that even proximity to power is almost power in itself.

But like a lead singer who puts so many friends on the bar’s guest list that his band doesn’t end up making any money for a gig, Trump just keeps those loyal — or better yet, related — to him close at hand. And ironically, Ivanka wasn’t just “not a bartender” before being guided past the velvet ropes of the White House. She’s never had ANY job, because she’s never had to. And the level of involvement for the First Daughter is… Well, it’s unprecedented. There’s never even been a First Lady who was as involved in the affairs of an administration as Ivanka is in her father’s.

That’s why there’s more than a little speculation that maybe it’s not actually as crazy as it seems — that there may be a method to Trump’s madness. That’s hard to imagine, unless you start imagining that he wants her even closer to his administration, perhaps in it, in an elected capacity.

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After the episode recently where Trump refused to commit to an endorsement for Mike Pence, should he choose to run for President in 2024, I might actually start to worry about my place on the 2020 ticket if I were the Vice President.

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Calum Stuart