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Ivanka Trump: America’s Real First Lady?

Melania Trump may be America’s First Lady, but Ivanka Trump is the one who makes headlines.

She's the Trump card that many believe helped her father get elected. So just how much political influence does she wield?

There’s never been a first daughter quite like her.  As Assistant to the President -an official role created especially for her - Ivanka Trump is part of her father’s trusted inner circle. A former model and business woman, she’s the Trump card that many believe helped Trump get elected. So just how much political influence does she wield? 

While Melania stayed behind in New York, Ivanka moved to Washington and got an office in the West Wing. Her husband Jared Kushner is one of the president’s closest confidants and has one of the most powerful jobs in the White House as Trump’s Special Advisor. Trump’s presidency, more than any other, is a family affair. But is Ivanka the one with the real power? 

She’s a controversial figure. Unelected and with no political experience she represents her father on foreign trips, sits side by side with the President at meetings with Prime Ministers, and listens in on calls to heads of state. She’s also been accused of using her dad’s job to promote her own brand. Why does Donald Trump hold so much faith in his daughter and what does Ivanka believe in?

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