Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner‘s new neighbors in Washington, D.C. are not happy with the couple’s presence. After an initially welcoming reception, residents of D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood have taken to writing emails to city officials protesting the installation of several “No Parking” signs that have extended past Trump and Kushner’s house to the fronts of their own homes to accommodate Secret Service vehicles, according to the Washington Post. “I st...
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, an appointee of President Donald Trump, appeared to violate ethics rules on Friday when he recommended that audience members “send your kids to Lego Batman” -- a movie he produced shortly before joining the Trump Administration -- during a broadcasted event with media outlet Axios. Moments before making the remark, he admitted that should not use his political publicity to promote the film. “Well, I’m not allowed to promote anything that ...
Less than a week ago, a handful of left-leaning sites—and even the Los Angeles Times—were wondering what happened to Ivanka Trump. After all, the President’s daughter was supposed to be a moderating, liberal force within the Trump administration, pushing the president toward a more compassionate agenda. But now, as Ivanka gets her own West Wing office and access to important Oval Office meetings (perhaps even a security clearance), those same sites are concerned that Ivanka is getting...
President Trump was dealt a sharp blow Monday by the directors of the FBI and NSA, who confirmed an active counterintelligence investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign, rejected the president’s allegations that his predecessor ordered him wiretapped, and who noted that Trump’s recent comments about the British and German governments weren’t helpful to U.S. foreign policy interests. The White House didn’t quite see it that way, focusing on officials’ comments...
WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump will work out of an office in the West Wing, a White House official told CNN on Monday. The official also confirmed Trump will seek a security clearance and government-provided communication devices, although she will not be a government employee. The move places President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter — long one of his closest advisers — at the center of his administration, following weeks during which she held no formal role but appeared along...
Ivanka Trump will have her own office in the West Wing of the White House that comes with a security clearance for classified information, although she will not have an official title, according to a White House official. Trump will still comply with the ethics rules for government appointees though, even if she technically isn’t one, Trump’s attorney Jamie Gorelick told the Associated Press. “Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to voluntarily comply with ...
A California-based fashion retailer filed a class-action lawsuit against Ivanka Trump’s brand accusing it of having a trump card that gives it an unfair advantage among competitors -- her father. Modern Appealing Clothing claims the First Daughter’s company, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC, is profiting off her political connections, citing President Trump and her husband Jared, according to SFGate. Sign up: Click here to subscribe to the Broadsheet, Fortune's daily newsletter on the world's ...
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is publishing a children’s picture book called She Persisted. Clinton, who is the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, announced the news on Twitter Thursday. “Persistence has changed the course of history – I’m so excited to share stories of girls & women who didn’t take no for answer on May 30th,” she wrote, while sharing an image of the book’s co...
The creators of the Broadway musical attended Wednesday by Ivanka Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it’s especially important right now to “tell a story about people being welcomed off a plane.” Trudeau brought Trump to see Come From Away, along with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and about 600 others invited by the Canadian consulate general in New York. The musical, which opened Sunday, tells the story of more than 6,500 passengers who...
Dina Powell is climbing up the White House ranks at an impressive pace. On Thursday, Politico reported that the senior counselor for economic initiatives has been named deputy national security adviser for strategy. In the new role, Powell will work with national security adviser H.R. McMaster as well as help lead an interagency policy process working with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and Defense Secretary James Mattis. Powell was originally brought into the presid...
Donald Trump‘s first ex-wife, Ivana, is writing a book called Raising Trump about how she raised Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka, her publisher announced Wednesday. “Every day, people ask me how I raised such great kids,” Ivana Trump wrote in a statement. “They are truly amazed when I tell them that there was no magic to their upbringing. I was a tough and loving mother who taught them the value of a dollar, not to lie, cheat or steal, respect for others, and other life less...
Over the past few weeks, it seemed like Neiman Marcus could not make up its mind about whether to sell Ivanka Trump’s fine jewelry. The brand’s baubles disappeared, reappeared and then disappeared again from the department store’s website. But now, Neiman Marcus won’t have much of a choice. Trump’s brand has discontinued its line of high-end bracelets, necklaces and rings, the company confirmed Monday. Instead, it will focus on more affordable fashion jewelry, accor...
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is finally starting to think globally and act locally when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, with plans to examine “the carbon footprint of IPCC activities” themselves at the panel’s upcoming 45th session. Well, maybe “acting” locally is putting it too strongly. The world’s premiere climate-policy body is planning to “continue studying and mapping out options and alternative models” to its endless conference extravaganza, which ...
Ivanka Trump’s brand has discontinued its high-end jewelry collection, focusing on more affordable fashion jewelry instead. Abigail Klem, president of Trump’s brand, said the shift is part of a “commitment to offering solution-oriented products at accessible price points,” the New York Times reported. Many pieces in the fashion jewelry line, which is sold at Lord & Taylor, are priced under $100, according to the Times. By comparison, some items in Trump’s high-e...
Talk about a ‘Shell’ shock. Paramount created a viral advertising campaign to get fans to create their own memes in order to promote the new movie Ghost in the Shell, a sci-fi crime blockbuster based on the Japanese manga of the same name, which opens on March 31. The campaign generated an enthusiastic response, but predominantly from social justice warriors reiterating their claim that producers had “whitewashed” the movie by casting Scarlett Johansson in the role of the ̵...
This Saturday’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by Scarlett Johansson, had some pointed commentary on First Daughter Ivanka Trump with a faux commercial featuring a new “perfume.” Called “Complicit,” the ad follows Scarlett-as-Ivanka as she makes her way through a gilded party scene. “The fragrance for the woman who could stop all of this, but won’t,” the voiceover narrates, referencing Ivanka’s unique evolving role in the White House. Looks li...
In India, only 27% of women work, and that deficit costs the country an estimated 2.5 percentage points of gross domestic product per year. Last week, India’s government made an attempt to rectify the problem by doubling its federally mandated paid maternity leave from three months to six. The new, extended policy puts most of the rest of the world to absolute shame. India’s new 26 weeks of paid maternity leave surpasses France’s 16-week leave and easily bests the 14 weeks avai...
Saturday Night Live decided to savage more than the president in its latest episode, taking on Trump’s daughter Ivanka and branding her “complicit,” for refusing to halt her father’s agenda. The skit, a faux fragrance ad starring host Scarlett Johansson, shows the starlet strutting through a Mar-a-Lago-esque dinner party in a sparkly gown, with Ivanka’s signature nonplussed expression on her face. “She’s Ivanka,”  a voiceover says, as Johansson turns he...
Scarlett Johansson, who hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time, impersonated Ivanka Trump in a fake commercial for a new perfume called “Complicit.” “She’s a woman who knows what she wants — and knows what she’s doing. Complicit,” the commercial voice-over said. The ad continued, showing the First Daughter putting on lipstick in the mirror and seeing the reflection of her father, President Trump. “She doesn’t crave the spotlight, but...
Following Kellyanne Conway’s on-air promotion of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line on Fox News, the first daughter’s label, which she separated herself from before moving to Washington, experienced a sales spike online in the month of February. E-commerce research firm Slice Intelligence reported a 332% sales increase in Trump products on Amazon in January and February compared to last year, according to CNN. And Lyst, one of the biggest fashion e-commerce websites in the world, rep...