Ivanka’s balancing act between family and politics

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Ivanka briefly takes her father’s seat at the G20 Summit in Hamburg in 2017. Photo: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Ivanka Trump “has privately said she was naive when she first came to Washington … unprepared for the palace infighting,” the WashPost’s Ashley Parker and Phil Rucker write in a front-pager.

And now: “By many accounts, her trip to South Korea [for the Olympics] was a success and arguably helped lay the groundwork for her father’s surprise decision Thursday to talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.”

  • “It was not until the hiring of White House spokesman Josh Raffel last April that she and Kushner aggressively moved to protect their reputations.”
  • “Ivanka … sat down with The Post in her office on the West Wing’s second floor — a tucked-away modernist oasis of bright white and clean lines — for two interviews on back-to-back days in late February, portions of which were off the record.”
  • “Ivanka argues that every issue she has championed is also a…

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