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Donald Trump Should Put Ivanka, Eric and Jared Kushner In ‘Almost All Key Meetings’ After NYT Op-Ed: Fox & Friends Host

A host on President Donald Trump’s favorite show, Fox & Friends, had some advice that might be pleasing to Trump in dealing with the aftermath of an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday by a senior administration official revealing efforts to undermine him.

“If I was the president, this is what I would do—I would give the people I can trust, which are people that have been very effective—Jared Kushner, Ivanka, if you want to bring Eric in,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said Thursday, referring to the president’s son-in-law, eldest daughter and second oldest son. “And I would put them in almost all key meetings.”

Kilmeade continued that Trump should continue to have his foreign policy experts, economy experts and secretary of treasury, “but have your kids there who know you and understand there is a reason why he became a multi-millionaire billionaire.”

“There’s a reason why he ran for one office and won it—it’s the most prestigious office,” Kilmeade said of the president. “He’s different, he’s a little eccentric, he’s unorthodox. But he gets it because he’s getting results.”

Donald Trump raised eyebrows upon assuming office when he named Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump as unpaid senior White House advisers, even though neither had prior government experience. He entrusted Kushner with a hefty portfolio that included forging peace in the Middle East—a task the son-in-law has not yet been able to accomplish.

Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump has been involved in a number of initiatives outside of her field of expertise including workforce development and acting as a de-facto secretary of state. She has also failed to deliver legislative gains for women, children and families.

Furthermore, investigative journalist Bob Woodward in his forthcoming book, Fear: Trump in the White House, wrote that former chief strategist Steve Bannon screamed at the first daughter for bypasses then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to get to her father.

“You’re a goddamn staffer! You walk around this place and act like you’re in charge, and you’re not,” Bannon said, according to an excerpt published by The Washington Post Tuesday. “You’re on staff!”

“I’m not a staffer! I’ll never be a staffer,” Ivanka Trump reportedly responded. “I’m the first daughter.”

The president put his two other older children, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., in charge of running his business, the Trump Organization. Eric Trump has played a smaller role in politics than Trump Jr., who has been hitting the campaign trail for his father ahead of the midterm elections and 2020 presidential election.

09_06_18_TrumpFamily Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (C), stands onstage with businessman Jared Kushner and members of his family including (L-R) Eric Trump, Lara Yunaska, Vanessa Trump, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Vanessa Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. after the third U.S. presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Fox & Friends co-host suggested the president put his kids in key meetings after an anonymous op-ed from a senior administration official revealed efforts to undermine him. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In the op-ed, the administration official whom The Times did not reveal for job protection purposes wrote, “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” and, “There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first.”

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