Trump trying to get Ivanka, Kushner into his administration
12 Dec 2016 08:19
Islam Times - US President-elect Donald Trump is trying to involve his daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, in his administration.
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, the future president said he had to see "how the laws read,” when asked if the two would be moving to Washington, DC.
"We're working that out right now. They're both very talented people," Trump said. "I would love to be able to have them involved.”
Ivanka was reportedly caught hunting for a new house in the US capital.
The elder daughter of the future president is a mother of three and runs her own women’s fashion line, apart from working for the Trump Organization.
The 35-year-old, once brought to media attention over father’s sexually offensive remarks about her, currently lives in New York.
"If you look at Ivanka — she's so strongly, as you know, into the women's issues and childcare ... Nobody could do better than her," the New York billionaire told Fox News.
He added that he was willing to use her husband on clinching deals with other nations.
"He's very talented, he's a very talented guy," Trump said. "So we're looking at that from a legal standpoint right now."
According to Tampa-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, Kushner “comes from an orthodox Jewish family in New York that has very close links with the Likud party of Israel.”
The couple’s presence at a meeting of Trump with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drew criticism from political experts recently as they both lack the security clearance needed to attend a meeting with a world official.
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