In an series of interviews with the Financial Times, Ivanka Trump, special assistant to the Father President, said the following about her influence in the current administration:
While sometimes my heart wants me to fully engage on any host of issues outside of my responsibility or expertise, I try really hard to stay in my lane and execute on the initiatives I came to DC to take on.
Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me.
And how about:
I am able to convene, to referee a debate, but I cannot make laws. It won’t be easy. If it was it would have been done already.
And while we’re here:
To voice dissent publicly would mean I’m not part of the team. When you’re part of a team, you’re part of a team. That doesn’t mean everyone in the White House has homogeneous views–we don’t, and I think that’s good and healthy—but that doesn’t mean we’re publicly undermining [each other] and this administration.