The Strange Set of Rules Ivanka Trump Has to Follow as Donald Trump’s Daughter and Employee

Usually the first daughter’s role is typically pretty straightforward: Smile, do your homework, and stay out of trouble. But Ivanka Trump has blurred the lines drawn by first daughters of the past. As both first daughter and a White House employee, here are some of the rules Trump must follow.

1. She must file financial disclosures

Donald Trump kisses his daughter Ivanka Trump

The government ethics office mandated it. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The government ethics office mandated Trump to file financial disclosures to work in the White House, Politico reports. However, Trump started working in the White House and sought security clearance before turning over financial disclosures. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tom Carper called her out on that move.

Next: Did she or didn’t she?

2. Trump cannot participate in the family business

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

She is being investigated for an international business deal. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

Trump is not allowed to participate in Trump family businesses. However, she is being investigated for an international business deal, CNN reports. The investigation focus is on the financing and negotiation of Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver.

Next: She has to follow the same rules as other employees.

3. She must stick to the same rules as other government employees

Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump

She has to function like other government employees. | Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Warren and Carper sent a letter to the Office of Government Ethics questioning Trump’s role and position in the White House. The letter wanted to ensure Trump’s role was “consistent with these laws, precedents, and legal opinions.” Also, she had to disclose instances where she would need to recuse herself from advising her father or acting in an official capacity.

Next: She had it for awhile — but not anymore.

4. She has to abide by security clearance rules

Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner

She doesn’t have access to top-secret information. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Initially, Trump was given access to classified information, CBS News reports. Unfortunately for Trump, she never had formal access to classified information and was not approved to view top secret files and information, New York magazine reports.

Next: Do you think her father is listening?

5. She acts as a personal adviser to her father

Trump Jr, Ivanka, and Eric Trump

She attends important meetings. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Her original role was to advise her father as assistant to the president. As a result, Trump attends a number of international meetings, including meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Newsweek reports.

Next: Is she doing a good job?

6. People expect her to practice what she preaches

Ivanka and Tiffany Trump

She has been vocal about women’s issues. | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Trump took the job to champion causes, including wage equality, access to child care, education reform, and women’s issues, according to CBS News. She also backed her father’s plan to offer six weeks paid maternity leave. But she received backlash when an employee said her company didn’t offer any paid maternity leave.

Next: This rule applies to just about anyone.

7. She must keep her social media account updated

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and their kids

People are watching her social media. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Trump wished her husband, Jared Kushner, a happy birthday on Instagram and posted a picture of herself pregnant, Vanity Fair reports. The photo prompted gossip that Trump was pregnant again because she forgot to tag it as a throwback image. And with people watching her social media so closely, it’s up to her not to cause confusion.

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