A CNN report reveals Ivanka Trump barging in on prominent meetings involving President Trump, senior officials and media.
The latest example of the First Daughter executing a “drop-by,” was Wednesday evening during a meeting between President Trump and Congressional leaders, both Republican and Democrat. Ivanka “entered the Oval Office to ‘say hello’ and the meeting careened off-topic.”
Republican leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, became “visibly annoyed by Ivanka’s presence,” the report stated. Ryan’s spokeswoman Ashlee Strong later debunked that claim.
It appears Ivanka’s “drop-bys” are something of a habit in the White House. During a media interview with President Trump and the New York Times in July, Ivanka and her daughter Arabella Kushner “popped in to say hello.” The interview was about former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony regarding Russian interference in Trump’s campaign, and it immediately got derailed when Ivanka walked in.
President Trump paid more attention to his granddaughter, at that point, bragging that she could speak in Mandarin and boasting about her “good, smart genes.”
While Ivanka’s father was having a discussion with Gerard Baker, editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal, she popped in because she “wanted to come by and say ‘hi.'” Baker and Ivanka then struck up a friendly conversation and President Trump was off the hook.
In North Dakota on Wednesday, Ivanka showed up at her father’s speech, with the President confirming that Ivanka had in fact asked to be there. “Daddy, can I come with you?” Trump said Ivanka asked. “I said, ‘yes you can.'”
Ivanka’s “drop-bys” are occurring either because she has her own motives, or scandalously arranged by President Trump in order to derail interviews with the media and possibly soften his image. It’s been asserted that Ivanka is being used by her father to close certain deals with his associates. Either way, it’s detestable.