Jimmy Kimmel has a theory about Ivanka Trump's West Wing office

Jimmy Kimmel has a theory about Ivanka Trump
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On Monday, Ivanka Trump's lawyer announced that President Trump's oldest daughter is getting her own office in the West Wing. "For real, Ivanka Trump will take a position in the White House, where she'll draw upon her 20 years of foreign and domestic policy experience she gained selling sandals to Nordstrom," Jimmy Kimmel said on Tuesday's Kimmel Live. "I guess her role is, she will be her father's eyes and ears at the White House. He doesn't need someone to be his eyes, he needs somebody to be his thumbs, so they can stop tweeting."

The installation of the first daughter is puzzling, Kimmel said. "I don't understand, most big companies won't let you bring your daughter in the office to sell Girl Scout cookies. Ivanka's getting a security clearance. I have a theory about it, though: Her office is on the second floor of the West Wing, not far from the Oval Office. I think, I suspect they put her there so somebody can run and grab her in case her father decides to nuke anything. She might be the only one he'll listen to, right?" Kimmel went on to joke about how Tiffany Trump is faring in the new regime, and played two clips of what Donald Trump — an avowed teetotaler — would sound like drunkenly talking about trade deals. Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.