Washington Post-Mar 21, 2017
Sarah Lenti, who served as a former director of the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice, said Ivanka skipped a staircase of formal steps on her journey to the White House. “But if he’s going to better serve the country because he has a trusted ally in there,” she said, “that’s not a bad thing.”
During the campaign, Trump named Ivanka the mastermind behind his policy proposals on child care and paid family leave, the first on such issues from a GOP president. Lenti expects Ivanka will help sell those ideas to a Republican-dominated Congress, who might not be thrilled about increasing government aid to families.