NEPOTISM (noun) - the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
Ivanka Trump’s power behind the scenes in the White House is about to become official — unofficially. Trump is getting her own office in the West Wing, a security clearance, and a government-issued phone, according to Politico. She won’t be paid a salary or be sworn in. The role is described as “unofficial,” but it sounds official in all but name.
Her appointment is pure nepotism: There is nothing on her résumé that suggests Ivanka Trump is qualified, by any traditional definition of the term, to advise the president of the United States. But for President Donald Trump she has two qualities that likely outweigh any others — she’s a Trump, and she’s going to be loyal to him.
|Trump's daughter Ivanka sitting next to |
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Merkel's face says, "What is she doing here. And why is she talking?