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WH: Ivanka Trump Will Skip China Trip to Focus on Tax Reform

WH: Ivanka Trump Will Skip China Trip to Focus on Tax Reform
Ivanka Trump (Olivier Douliery/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 31 October 2017 03:46 PM

President Donald Trump is traveling to Asia on Friday, but his daughter and adviser Ivanka won't be joining him, according to the White House.

"To ensure that the Administration is full steam ahead on tax reform while the president is traveling across Asia, the president asked several top officials including [Treasury] Secretary [Steven] Mnuchin, [National Economic Council] Director [Gary] Cohn and Ivanka Trump to stay in the U.S. and continue to push for comprehensive tax reform — the Administration's number one priority," a White House official told Breitbart News.

They will be joined by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon, among others, according to Axios.

Ivanka Trump will still travel to Japan this week, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has invited her to give a speech at a women's event in Tokyo, but she will return over the weekend instead of joining the president in China or South Korea.

Her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, will travel with Trump to China, but he will serve in a reduced role, according to Politico.

"A trip organized by the books with a closer eye to diplomatic protocol and real national security imperatives, rather than personal chemistry, will hopefully result in a clearer-eyed sense of what can be accomplished," Harry Krejsa, the Bacevich fellow at the Center for a New American Security, told Politico.

"The Chinese felt they had a sort of inside line with the Kushners, because of the ties being cultivated both by Jared and his family, and the big, public display made of his daughter learning Chinese."

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