It is the businessman Donald Trump’s White House.
It is the millionaire Donald Trump’s White House.
It is the playboyish Donald Trump’s White House.
It is the White House of a US president who is termed outright liar by many.
It is the White House of a president who was controversial even before his White House days, who began his White House stay with controversies, and who is getting neck deep in controversies – all of his own making.
It is the White House of a president which doesn’t care for norms, even if it is about belying the centuries old established ethical standards of the US polity – like promoting family interests, nepotism and scoring business goals.
It is the White House of a president who believes in taking along his coterie. They may be businesspersons or his friends. Qualification and expertise to hold the office is not necessary. Even if it about advising the United States President, unarguably the most powerful (and hence the most responsible, we suppose) person on earth. But Donald Trump, so far by his acts, indicates us that he is going to disappoint us.
The latest controversial move by him is to appoint his daughter as his official adviser. The official announcement was done today. Before that, she already had an office in the White House.
She is adviser to the President Donald Trump.
Her husband is senior adviser to the President Donald Trump.
They both are unpaid advisers.
But even Donald Trump has said that he will not take his salary he is entitled to. He has said that he will work round the clock, without offs. He has said he will reach to the last person in the US, bringing jobs and welfare unlike any of his predecessors. He invented a term #MAGA (Make America Great Again).
#MAGA was his pet line during the pre-election campaign and even then when his government was inaugurated on January 20, 2017 with historically low approval ratings, just two months after his stunning victory on November 8, 2016.
It is sounding a hollow phase now. Trump’s continued trips to his mansion Mar-a-Lago on officials trips, costing taxpayers millions or his golf course timeouts are self-explanatory.
And like many of Donald Trump ministers, her daughter and son-in-law has no experience of public life and political office.
So the reason is fiascos like Trump’s both versions of travel bans which failed miserably or failed grand promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare (by Trumpcare) or adopting an eerie silence on the Mexican wall or withdrawing the US from the global leadership or cutting down on programmes of social welfare while increasing the defense budget. Trump has completed just two months in the White House but his list of controversies and failures is getting so long that not even the US, but the whole world may have to regret later.