The Trump family is notorious for using their name and status to take advantage of any opportunity they possibly can, regardless of rules or protocol, right? In a new tell-all book about the Trump family due out later this month, we are learning that White House Senior Adviser and First Daughter Ivanka Trump even thought she could scam her way on to United States Air Force planes even after she was repeatedly told no.
The New York Times reviewed the new book, “Kushner Inc: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.” by journalist Vicky Ward and like most books that have been published about Trump and the White House in his first term, the common themes seem to be chaos, corruption, and contempt.
As expected, members of both the Trump and Kushner camp have voiced their dismay at the book but the public can ultimately decide for itself when it comes out officially on March 19th. Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Mr. Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, released the following statement.
“It seems she [Ms. Ward] has written a book of fiction rather than any serious attempt to get the facts. Correcting everything wrong would take too long and be pointless.”Peter Mirijanian
The book cites frequent instances where Ivanka asked to travel, even when it was not warranted, on Air Force planes but was denied by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Obviously, Ivanka isn’t accustomed to being told “no” and she quickly found a way around the rules. She learned that she could get the requested access by inviting along a Cabinet level official to travel with her, so that is just what she did. Repeatedly.
Ms. Trump’s frequent go-to for this scheme was Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who as the Times reported, was also involved in his own travel scandal for allegedly trying to use a $25,000 per hour Air Force plane for his honeymoon.