New White House roles for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

President's son-in-law takes on vital innovation role while daughter becomes an official adviser


It’s been a big week in the Kushner-Trump household with both Jared and Ivanka taking on important new roles helping their close relative in the Oval Office.

Son-in-law Jared was given the role of heading up the impressive-sounding White House Office of American Innovation, a new department set up by President Trump to bring ideas from the private sector into the federal government.

Mr Kushner is already a senior adviser to his father-in-law with an extensive portfolio including responsibility for Middle East peace, making him possibly the only person in the western world busier than George Osborne.

Continuing in the spirit of putting family first, Mrs Kushner, aka the president’s daughter Ivanka, has announced she will take a formal White House position as an adviser to her father, submitting herself to federal ethics rules.

The move comes after concern was expressed that she was doing the job in a personal capacity with no official oversight.

In a statement, she said: “I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employee.”

Her official title will be assistant to the president. Anyone worried about accusations of nepotism will be relieved to learn that neither Jared nor Ivanka are being paid a cent for their work.

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