Donald Trump's niece insists Ivanka 'doesn't do anything' in her role at the White House
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When Donald Trump moved into the White House, his family came too.

And while that’s tradition, the immediate desire of his daughter, Ivanka to be elevated to a status similar to that of First Lady, was pretty unprecedented.

It even reportedly led to some power struggles with actual First Lady, Melania Trump.

Many have wondered though, what is it exactly that Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, actually do in the White House?

Their official titles are senior advisors to the president.

But according to Trump’s niece, Mary, apparently this means very little in reality.

Mary, recently penned bestselling tell-all book 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man', which the Trump family attempted to block from publication.

During an interview with the Washington Post, she was asked about Ivanka’s supposedly “moderating” influence on her uncle.

Mary wasn’t convinced.

"I think she's the one who disproves that on an almost-daily basis," Mary replied.

“[Ivanka] doesn't do anything. She spouts bromides on social media, but either she tries to have an impact and fails, or just isn't interested in having an impact”.

Mary Trump’s comments highlight the bafflement that Ivanka’s role within the Trump administration has been met with, given she has no specific expertise beyond the business sector.

There was ridicule when Trump was accompanied by Ivanka to the 2019 G20 summit of world leaders and she was videoed seemingly attempting to insert herself into conversations.

At the time, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted “being someone’s daughter isn’t actually a career qualification”.

The message doesn't seem to have reached the Trump family yet.

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