Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, who was one of his most loyal and effective surrogates during the presidential campaign, reportedly has her sights on a job as climate czar in her father’s administration. The news comes courtesy of a story published by Politico this week in which a source close to Ivanka said she plans to make climate change one of her flagship issues. This comes as major surprise because her father has basically been a climate change denier for years. He denounced the concept of global warming as a myth “created by and for the Chinese” in a post on Twitter in 2012. He repeated a similar refrain throughout his presidential campaign. But who knows what the hell Trump really thinks about climate change? Late last month, in a meeting with The New York Times, Trump admitted that he thinks there’s “some connectivity” between human activity and climate change. If Trump is truly a denier, perhaps Ivanka, 35, could serve as a counterbalance to his more traditional views on the topic.
“The issues she’s talking about are ones she’s always talked about,” Politico reports the source said. “These are totally consistent with what she’s developed with her brand. She is playing a critical role in being able to have issues that moderate and liberal women care about — and creating a bridge to the other side.” Of course, Ivanka, known for her ambition before her father’s foray into presidential politics, has other duties in mind for herself as well — even if the climate czar gig doesn’t work out.
Read the full story at Politico.