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Ivanka Trump Playing Key Role in WH Without Formal Title

Ivanka, the heir apparent to the Trump dynasty, has no formal title among the White House staff, but her power and influence are indisputable.

Here’s more from Newsmax:

She may have no official White House title. But Ivanka Trump already is proving that she is an unofficial power player.

This week, the first daughter joined President Donald Trump at a policy meeting with business executives and accompanied him on a trip to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base Wednesday to honor the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a raid in Yemen. She also hosted CEOs at her home to talk policy and used her influence behind the scenes at the White House.

These efforts have only underscored questions about the role Ivanka Trump, 35, expects to play after resigning executive positions with the Trump Organization and her own lifestyle brand to move to Washington. For now, though, it’s her husband who is officially working in the administration.

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“My father will be president, and hopefully, I can be there to support him and to support those causes I’ve cared about my whole professional career,” Trump told ABC’s “20/20” last month.

Whatever Ivanka Trump does, it will likely be unprecedented. There are no models for a member of the first family with a prominent policy role on the outside — or a first daughter with this much influence on the inside.

Ivanka Trump has sought to halt speculation that she will serve as a fill-in first lady, which has only been heightened by Melania Trump’s decision to continue living in New York City, where son Barron goes to school. Ivanka Trump told “20/20” that “there is one first lady.” But joining the president on the somber trip to Dover was the kind of duty that would typically fall to the president’s spouse.

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