Ivanka attended a meeting her father had with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which Think Progress described as “a middle finger to democracy.” So is the fact that the titular new heads of the Trump Organization—Ivanka and her brothers Eric and Donald Jr.— are also named members of the Trump’s transition team. All of this is an unacceptable commingling of business and politics, as was Trump’s effort to use his new job to benefit one of his fucking golf courses.
But while Eric and Donald Jr. are too unsettling, inbred-looking, and frankly idiotic to pose a real threat, Ivanka is good at this. She’s smart enough not to sit down for another disastrous interview where she tries to actually defend Trump’s policies. She’ll just quietly, stealthily take her place as an unelected member of a shadow government.