Report: Ivanka Trump Won’t Take WH Role, Will Leave Trump Organization

Manuel Balce Ceneta

Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka will not take a formal position in her father’s administration, an unnamed transition official told the Associated Press on Monday.

The official said that Ivanka Trump will also leave her position as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization and as the head of her fashion lines.

The President-elect’s eldest daughter was a fixture on the 2016 trail, advising her father on policy issues and serving as a surrogate in cable news interviews. Ivanka Trump continued to sit in on meetings with foreign dignitaries and business leaders after her father won the White House, raising questions about conflicts of interest and stoking rumors that she would receive an official White House role.

Her husband, real estate scion Jared Kushner, will reportedly serve as a senior adviser to Trump.

The couple recently purchased a home in Washington, D.C., where they will move with their three children.


Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.