Opinion: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s roles in the White House is toxic nepotism!
“In nepotism, when a doctor is appointed to do the job of an engineer, and an engineer is appointed to do the job of a lawyer, you know there’s bound to be failure in the system” – ETC Wanyanwu
There is a reason why government officials are not supposed to hire family members, that is because of the problem of firing and also of making sure to get officials that actually know their craft. The reason I say this is the prolonged charade in the White House. Where Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and his wife, daughter of the President, Ivanka Trump. Continues with their entitled titles and positions inside the White House. Not because they have education or any public work practice, but they are just inheriting the bloodline of President Donald J. Trump.
Therefore, this is a real issue, the ones believing that these two would be the progressive, the ones making this presidency better. Must soon see the light, because the morning dew isn’t coming, we are still walking in darkness. We can question why they are still there getting sensitive and classified information, as Ivanka is a senior political advisor and Jared Kushner is also that. That means they have the opportunity even without clearance to get that. White House should be the place of protocol and of safety standards when concerning information from all sources. This following the orders and the codes of the Security Organizations that aides and gives the clearances to the staff at the White House. Seemingly, these two family members are struggling to get it. As the time goes by, its been 13 months and still nothing. Kushner and Ivanka has both altered their information and their forms to show the investigators what they were involved in and also what sort of business arrangement they had before their time in the White House. That is why Kushner alone has changed his disclosure dozens of times.
So, even with that at mind and stake, they don’t have proper clearances and are related. The White House gives them opportunities to meet high-ranking individuals and also gets directly involved in government affairs. They will for whatever reasons be there, because the father and stepfather needs them there. Someone he can trust, that will tell it like it is and defend him. Not because of his record, but because of their relation. The others might be there for career or because of ideology, these two will be there for familiar reasons. That is why these cannot be fired and that is a dangerous path.
It should have been clear from the first day of Presidency, it should have been since they were parts of the Transition Team of the President. However, the nepotism and the grand Trumpian ways of things. They can scheme and misuse the state, while the others can be scrutinized, even Billy Bush can be fired for laughing at the comments made by Trump years earlier for “grabbing somebody by the pussy”. While the President are walking scotch-free. We know there are double standard in the United States. The Trump family is above what ordinary people are, the state has sanctioned that, as they are not obligated to get secret, confidential documents, but because of the relation and their position, they are getting it.
We know the relationship are out of whack, when this becomes the sort of answers Ivanka can give to reporters: “Asked by NBC News if she believes the accusers, Trump replied, “I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter, if she believes the accusers of her father, when he’s affirmatively stated that there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters.” “I believe my father. I know my father. So, I think I have that right, as a daughter, to believe my father,” the senior White House adviser continued in the interview, which aired Monday morning after she represented the United States delegation at the Winter Olympics in South Korea during the closing ceremonies” (Vazquez, 2018).
So there you have the troubling instance, that the family relations as the White House Senior Advisor and daughter, she cannot address this in way that would seem proper. Ivanka has to defend and also act as a victim. Also, defending him in a way that seem to be typical of her father. To believe the ones who are accused and not think of the victims, the ones who has been assaulted and attacked by womanizers. Trump, the President is one, that is known and his tales of infidelity goes back over decades. Therefore, Donald Trump is a typical one and the accuser are not believed because it is not verified in courts. They are put to the side and for now its just allegations, instead of evidence of the misconduct. Even as the porn-star Stormy Daniels and former playboy model Karen McDougal, who both had affairs with Trump and proves how little loyalty he has to wife Melanie Trump. Still, Ivanka will profess and say her father is good and doesn’t do that kind of stuff. Because that is what he tells her. That is why
However, we know it becomes foolish levels of diplomacy, when the shoe-seller and fashion designer is the main person in Germany and also in a delegation recently to South Korea. In both instances there should be someone more qualified from the United States to do these duties. Someone, who has had some knowledge and expertise to actually affirm the stances of the Republic. Instead, the President is sending Ivanka to South Korea. Thinking she could muster something sensational, the only good thing, is that in the delegation there were experts on the nations in question.
Like the South Korean News Agency said: “The U.S. delegation included National Security Council (NSC) director for Korea Allison Hooker. The North Koreans included Choe Kang-il, a senior North Korean diplomat handling affairs with the United States. Hooker was seen accompanying Ivanka Trump at the airport. A U.S. embassy official said that all the delegates, including the NSC director, seem to be leaving on the same day. On Sunday, Kim Yong-chol, the high-ranking official leading the North Korean delegation, which is here until Tuesday, told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Pyongyang has “enough” willingness to begin dialogue with Washington, according to Seoul’s presidential office” (Yonhap News Agency, 2018).
So it doesn’t seem to be any discussion or anything profound made by Ivanka in South Korea, only that she was there, watching the closing ceremony at the Olympics and had a meeting with the President of South Korea. This just seem typical, that the Trump’s can take credit for something, when they have really done very little. Most likely the meetings on the borders between the South and North Korea, had much more effect and made the combined teams in the Olympics possible. Not because of a sudden traveling daughter of the US President. It is just nepotism to give her any credit for what happen or didn’t happen.
That is the whole problem of having Ivanka and Jared in the White House. They are just family members, with extra titles, but not expertise. If they had sent Hooker to have meetings as a diplomat, it would have made sense. Because of her knowledge and her position within the United Nations. However, she wasn’t made important by the President and neither in the press. That shows that all eyes was on Ivanka and her actions.
This can be a downfall and also be negative route for the White House, that they have to carry water for the Trump family, instead of actually serving the Republic and its institutions. That the self-serving and the narcissistic President isn’t enough, it is also his closest relatives. Who are all under the roof, creating problems for the conduct of the security of information and for the confidentiality of the state. They can suddenly misuse the power and authority, even if they don’t have it and the President can sanction it with recklessness because he trust his family members.
That is the problem and that is why this Presidency is toxic just by this decision alone. He might not know it or even in his tiny mind understand it. But everyone around him should know it. That the family matters should be left outside of the office, not inside. The White House isn’t a golf-club, it is the epicenter of government and where the executive orders come from. Peace.
Vazquez, Maegan – ‘Ivanka Trump: ‘Inappropriate’ to ask her about father’s accusers’ (26.02.2018) link:https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/26/politics/ivanka-donald-trump-sexual-misconduct-accusers/index.html
Yonhap News Agency – ‘(LEAD) Ivanka Trump says visit to S. Korea was wonderful, hopes to come back soon’ (26.02.2018) link: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/02/26/0200000000AEN20180226001651315.html