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Ivanka Trump gets a lot of credit for stuff that she doesn't actually do

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Many people see the First Daughter as the "good Trump" - the liberal whisper in her Father's ear - while her husband Jared Kushner, is regularly portrayed as a calming influence in the White House.

But is it all for show?

 

Since the start of Donald Trump's campaign it's been widely assumed that Ivanka will have a big influence on his policy, to the extent that Trump voters have even been complaining about how they didn't 'vote for the policies of Ivanka and Jared' - particularly over the President's decision to intervene in Syria. 

 

However, people are starting to wonder if perhaps Ivanka's influence is overestimated.

A tweet from Upworthy writer Parker Molloy has highlighted how she often gets a a lot of credit for her stand of issues - that her father's cabinet then ignore. 

Firstly; in December it was reported that Ivanka wanted to fight against climate change - and in March Trump signed an order to withdraw climate change protections.

The First Daughter's reportedly said that she wanted to make climate change "one of her signature issues," but the Donald then ended up appointing a climate change denier as head of the Environmental Protection Agency and proposed cutting its budget by a third. 

 

Ivanka and Jared were also credited with stopping an executive order that removed work place protections for LGBT people.

However, the President signed it last month without any amendments.

 

Earlier this month, it was reported that Ivanka set up secret meetings with Planned Parenthood in what was widely assumed to be an attempt to find a middle ground on policy that affects women's health. Yet Trump still signed a law that allows local and state government to block funding on women's health organisations that provide abortion services.

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