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TrumpFact one: Ivanka Trump becomes official assistant to President Trump, Jared’s job broadens
Donald Trump officially hired daughter Ivanka Trump as an unpaid employee with the title “Assistant to the President”. Ivanka’s duties will include advising her father and “to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public”. Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner also has had his role in the White House broadened, which now includes being a shadow diplomat, Middle East Peace broker and leading the “office of innovation”.
Ivanka said: “I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees.”
Ed’s note: Jared Kushner is a long-time Democratic party donator.
TrumpFact two: Donald Trump dismantles Obama’s climate change policies
Trump signed an order to dismantle previous policies which he says currently restrict American Energy, and which will reverse a ban on coal leasing on federal lands. Trump believes this move will increase jobs and promote energy independence. The move has received backlash from 23 states and local governments, with environmental groups claiming they will fight Trump in court. The bill states that “it is further in the national interest to ensure that the nation’s electricity is affordable, reliable, safe, secure and clean, and that it can be produced from coal, natural gas, nuclear material, flowing water, and other domestic sources, including renewable sources.”
Trump said: “I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulation.”
TrumpFact three: Trump launches commission to fight opioid academic, brings back Chris Christie
Trump set to tackle the growing opioid issue across America by setting commission to tackle drug addiction which will be headed up by Governer Chris Christie. The commission will be putting together a report which aims to apply solutions to what many say is America’s deadliest drug crisis, with more than 560,000 Americans dying from overdoses between 1999-2015. Possible solutions include making drug treatment more accessible, with the rise and misuse of over the counter painkillers contributing to two-thirds of drug overdose deaths.
Chris Christie said: “This issue causes enormous pain and destruction to everyday families in every state in this country. Addiction is a disease, and it is a disease that can be treated.”
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