Sunday, April 2, 2017

Advisor to the President ... Now and then.

A lot of Democrats are upset that President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump is advising him.  They claim that Ivanka Trump is unqualified to advise her father based on her professional resume — working as a real estate executive.  But, I don’t recall any Democrats voicing any concerns about Valerie Jarrett's lack of qualifications.

Jarrett, who advised President Obama through all eight years of his presidency, had Secret Service protection, and even kept living quarters in the White House.  And, just like Ivanka, spent her time before Obama’s presidency working as a real estate executive.

Ivanka Trump has said that she will accept a ZERO salary; Jarrett was paid in excess of $175,000 annually.  The Obama White House paid out $37.8 million a year in salaries to 456 staffers, according to a report to Congress released by the Obama administration.

During her eight years at the president's side, Jarrett was one of the “most powerful influences” in the Obama White House.   I seriously doubt that Ivanka will have that much power in the Trump White House.

Most Americans are likely still unaware that Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran, and spent her first five years in that country.  Like Barack Obama, Jarrett’s initial experience was not as an American, but an American/Muslim hybrid.  According to an American Spectator report in August of 2008, the Obama campaign had initiated an aggressive program to hide Jarrett’s Iranian background. 

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