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Ivanka Trump Has Weekly Meeting With Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin

Ivanka Trump is extending her influence as a White House special assistant into new areas, apparently meeting every week with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to discuss economic issues.

According to a recent report in The New York Times, Trump has been hitting up Mnuchin, U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley and other administration officials to learn more about topics of interest, as well as make her opinions known.

“I’m still at the early stages of learning how everything works,” she told the paper, “but I know enough now to be a much more proactive voice inside the White House.”

Trump’s influence in the White House is widespread — officials say that she will be reviewing some of her father’s executive orders before they are issued, and is often summoned into the Oval Office by President Trump to answer questions and give advice.

It’s an unprecedented role for a first child, who usually does not have such policy influence, let alone serves within his or her father’s administration.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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