Critics are lashing out on Twitter after it was reported Monday that President Donald Trump‘s daughter Ivanka Trump was getting her own West Wing office, complete with a security clearance for classified information — but no official White House job.
Robert Reich, who served as former President Bill Clinton‘s secretary of labor, waded into the backlash early Tuesday morning, tweeting: “Ivanka into the White House? It’s like a coup, and the dictator’s family is moving into the palace as it prepares to the loot the country.”
Others cited Ivanka’s lack of political experience, potential conflicts of interest and involvement in building a Trump hotel in Azerbaijan that has been linked with corruption as reasons why she shouldn’t be given access to classified information.
Here are some of the tweets:
Robert Reich @RBReich
Ivanka into the White House? It’s like a coup, and the dictator’s family is moving into the palace as it prepares to the loot the country.
11:27 AM - 21 Mar 2017
Eric Schmeltzer @JustSchmeltzer
What sweetheart deals is China, where her stuff is made, giving to Ivanka's company? She has security clearance now. MUST be looked at.
5:14 PM - 21 Mar 2017
clearance w/ no job title--so she wants the power but no responsibility. #noted https://twitter.com/bnonews/status/843949125586554880 …
“V early on in transition, Ivanka and Jared maintained they weren’t seeking security clearances and didn’t plan to,” she tweeted