Even though she carries the title of Senior Adviser to the President, Ivanka Trump doesn’t actually do anything in her role within the current administration, according to the president’s niece, Mary, who spoke to The Washington Post regarding her just-released book on her uncle, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
Ivanka has often tried to paint herself as a “moderating” influence on her father, but Mary Trump says that’s a giant lie, telling the Post’s Ashley Parker:
“She doesn’t do anything. She spouts bromides on social media, but either she tries to have an impact and fails, or just isn’t interested in having an impact.
“I can’t think of one thing she’s done to show that she’s moderate or a moderating influence.”
Mary Trump added that Ivanka and her husband, Jared — who also serves as a senior adviser to the president — have become Donald’s biggest enablers, a role that was once filled by his father, Fred.
“Within the Trump family, Fred Trump was the chief enabler. But now in the White House, Mary Trump said, she says the blame starts with Trump’s daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner — both senior advisers — but expands more broadly to include his ‘chiefs of staff who went along thinking that they could have some kind of influence, only to find that they didn’t’ and even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) who is ‘perfectly willing to put up with all sorts of egregious behavior to get his own agenda through.'”
More than anything, Mary Trump told the Post, she’s hopeful her book will influence people not to vote for her uncle:
“This is going to be — using the expression loosely — death by a thousand lashes, right, and maybe in this case it’s going take a million lashes, so it’s more about adding to the record of egregious things that have happened and for which there has been no accountability.
“But more than that, I also felt a responsibility to make sure that people are as informed as possible when November comes, because I do not believe that was the case in 2016 at all.”
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