American officials also will assess the relationship among the Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite groups in Iraq. It was announced this past Wednesday that Ms. Trump will be an unpaid employee of the White House with an office in the West Wing. This week, his ever-expanding role is on display. He was expected to have a major role in meetings later this week between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s winter retreat in Palm Beach, Florida.
Ivanka Trump has recently become the first child of a president to become an employee of the White House.
“She’s not allowed to do anything in her official capacity to promote that hotel”, he said.
Jason Miller, the chief spokesperson for Mr Trump’s presidential campaign, said he does not understand how Ivanka’s role can be perceived as nepotism. So, there are a lot of things that I feel deeply, strongly about, but not in a formal administrative capacity.
The pair, who are considered key members of Trump’s inner circle, are obliged to comply with conflict of interest rules as government employees.
“By the way, you think Donald Trump’s real sons are jealous that Jared is over in Iraq… while they are off shooting koala bears and playing hacky sack with rolls of $50 bills?”
He explained how the army of Russian trolls and their bots apparently worked: “If enough people say something is popular, I might trust that it’s good”.
JOHN YANG: Their increased visibility comes as the young administration has run into significant hurdles.
But the point is there is no point because the world is flat and Ivanka proved it when she literally concluded by saying, “I don’t know what it means to be complicit”.
The question, I think, what do these New Yorkers bring to the table?
So how does Kushner, who is just one man, do it all? They felt the need to be publicly restrained in speaking about contacts.
Apparently so. Welcome to the Trump Show. Both are the children of powerful real estate titans. She is now getting government-issued security and communications devices related to her form 278.
He said that, however, “looks like kindergarten” compared to the Trump White House. “In the wake of operations in Mosul, clearly, the Sunnis that live in the region are going to want to ensure the issues are addressed properly, and I don’t know if they want to be liberated from ISIS only to then, by their perception, … be oppressed by Shia militia that are influenced by Iran”, Dunford said.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, seen during his confirmation hearing, has not yet visited Iraq. His latest mission involved a surprise visit to Baghdad, where the 36-year-old flew with the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a covert trip to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Yet some speculated that the change took place because Kushner still holds a grudge against Christie for prosecuting his father for tax evasion more than a decade ago.
He graduated from Harvard and got a joint law and business degree from New York University.
Other critics have compared Ms. Trump’s current situation to that of past President George W. Bush, whose own father was also president.
On Tuesday, Islamic State issued its first official remarks referring to Trump since he assumed the US presidency in January, describing him as an “idiot”.
White House officials dismiss talk that Kushner’s inexperience on global affairs is a drawback.
Jared Kushner had a friendly but secret meeting with Muslim Americans prior to the inauguration of his father-in-law, Donald Trump, but contacts diminished after the president banned entry to refugees and to travelers from seven Muslim majority countries.
While the new strategy remains under White House review, US and coalition commanders on the ground are already looking past the looming endgame in Mosul and Raqqa.
Whether President Trump’s bet on his family pays off is an open question.
“It’s a lot to put on a young guy”, said Ian Bremmer, the president of the Eurasia Group, an global political consulting firm.