As many pointed out, a president putting his or her daughter into a cabinet level position is absolutely nepotism.
Forget hearing the chants, I’d be willing to read the anti-nepotism statute to you. What’s your schedule look like today?
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 12, 2018
Yes. And it's nepotism to have her in the role she's in now too. Glad you recognize that.
Nepotism is a form of corruption.
Thank you for your confession.
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) October 12, 2018
No one said that ever and yeah it’s nepotism pic.twitter.com/hKDPMgDaUM
— aunnie nope (@seekkier) October 12, 2018
Though it wouldn’t be unheard of. President John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Robert to Attorney General. The decision was controversial, but Kennedy was qualified to practice law and had conducted numerous legal investigations.
Ivanka Trump is woefully unqualified for the position. Though a successful clothing designer, television personality and entrepreneur, Ms. Trump has no diplomacy or foreign policy experience and has never held public office.
— Dawn's Resisting Bitch Face (@DisabledResist) October 12, 2018
Nepotism aside, how is she possibly qualified for that position?
— Laura Simcox 🇺🇸✌❤🌎 (@Simcoxwriter) October 12, 2018
ability to pick out shoes to go with an outfit is not in the job description…
— Ann Ducommun (@aduke5) October 12, 2018
Lack of qualifications aside, it’s been observed that Ivanka Trump possesses more of her father’s favor and influence than any of his children, with many observing the president’s unusual and sometimes unsettling fixation with her.
If Ivanka did want the position, it would likely be hers.