Donald Trump has hired his daughter Ivanka to join her husband in his presidential administration.
Ivanka Trump will join as an unpaid employee with the title Assistant to the President, the White House says. With her husband, Jared Kushner, already a senior adviser to the President.
In a statement, the White House said it was “pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter”.
Ivanka has already been seen attending meetings with world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Ms Trump said in her statement that she had been “working in good faith with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role”.
Ethics experts cried foul when it emerged last week that Ms Trump was to be given a West Wing office and security clearance, without formally joining the administration.
Critics said Ms Trump’s role ought to be made official so she could be bound by federal employee transparency and ethical standards, including a law prohibiting conflicts of interest, the BBC reported.