Donald Trump is fresh off an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, where he happily chatted about how much he'd love for Ivanka Trump to be involved in his presidential administration. You know, the same Ivanka who is vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization.
"We're working that out right now," Trump said. "I think we'll have to see how the laws read."
Anti-nepotism laws exist precisely to prevent conflicts of interest from occurring, and Trump is allegedly removing himself from his business as a result. But, is he really doing so if his daughter could be working for both the Trump family biz and the White House? Unclear, but probably not.
Oh, and to make everything more complicated, the president elect also wants Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner involved in his administration.
"I would love to be able to have them involved," he said. "If you look at Ivanka, you take a look, she's so strong, as you know, to the women's issue and childcare, and so many things—she'd be so good. Nobody can do better than her. I'd just have to see whether or not we can do that. She'd like to do that.... I'd love to have Jared helping us on deals with other nations and see if we can do peace in the Middle East, and other things. He's very talented. He's a very talented guy. So, we're looking at that from a legal standpoint right now."
Ivanka has previously stated that she would not be working with her father in a "formal administrative capacity." That said, she also met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (while simultaneously finalizing a business deal in Japan) and is said to be moving to D.C., so who knows what her plan might be.