President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign manager told a convention of Republican Party delegates this weekend that the commander-in-chief was building a "dynasty that will last for decades."
"The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party," Brad Parscale told delegates assembled Saturday in Indian Wells, Calif. "One that will adapt to changing cultures. One must continue to adapt while keeping the conservative values that we believe in."
Parscale later elaborated on his comments by telling reporters, "I just think they are a dynasty. I think they are all amazing people with . . . amazing capabilities."
His comments are likely to be viewed with alarm by those who have already expressed concerns over nepotism inside Trump's White House. The president has appointed his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as two of his senior advisers, even though neither had prior political experience. There have also been reports tracing as far back as last year that Ivanka Trump plans to run for president in the future and has ambitions of becoming the first female president and possibly the first Jewish president, too.
The president has also kept Kushner inside his inner circle, even though his son-in-law was denied a security clearance by career officials in the White House’s Personnel Security Office. Kushner's background check "revealed significant disqualifying factors, including foreign influence, outside activities ('employment outside or businesses external to what your position at the EOP entails') and personal conduct," but the determination to deny the clearance was overruled.
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump revealed earlier this year that her father had considered appointing her to a position at the World Bank.
"He did ask me about that, but I love the work that I am doing," Ivanka Trump told the Associated Press in April, adding that "myself and Secretary Mnuchin, we oversaw the process of selecting the final candidate and bringing multiple candidates to the president ultimately for him to make the final decision."
She added, "We had a strong preference, David Melpass was unanimously confirmed, and he's going to do an unbelievable job. He also cares deeply about women's economic empowerment and knows that the mission of the World Bank is to eradicate poverty, and one of the smartest ways to do that is by targeting women — the education of women and girls, skills training, economic opportunities. So we're very aligned. And I'm incredibly excited to work with him, and we're here at a World Bank conference doing exactly that."
When asked if the president had considered appointing her as UN ambassador, Ivanka Trump chuckled and said, "I'll keep that between us."
Meanwhile, since the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller's report, Jared Kushner has reportedly seen his influence increase.
"He’s running the R.N.C. He’s running the campaign," one Republican close to the White House said. "You have to go through Jared on everything. He’s the kingmaker."