Reports that President-elect Donald Trump is asking that his children be granted top secret security clearances were received by Twitter users with shock and ridicule late Monday. Many questioned the need, while others pointed out that Trump also intends on allowing them to run his businesses.
At a time when there is ongoing controversy over Trump’s misunderstanding of how a blind trust works, saying his kids could still be involved in his companies, the President-elect now wants them intimately involved with the government’s deepest secrets.
According to CBS, Trump’s children would need to be designated by the current White House as national security advisers to their father to receive top secret clearances.
Needless to say, Twitter users had a few things to say about Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump becoming “national security advisors,” with all agreeing Tiffany would be left on the sidelines as always.
A sampling below:
I'm sure she makes some fantastic handbags but does Ivanka Trump really need national security clearance?
— Stocktonian Badger (@stocktonrestore) November 15, 2016
Why do Trump's three Cylons need to security clearance? Who in the hell is going to be "running" this sideshow? https://t.co/vEXXSe0y5v
— Lynn Freeman Scott (@LFScott57) November 15, 2016
There is NO REASON why Trump's children should have special security clearance. None. This is not a family business.
— Laura K (@LBK01) November 15, 2016
Trump wants to give top security clearance to his kids….dumbest shit I've heard today
— Trademark boy ®™® (@2nicedare) November 15, 2016
Trump wants his kids to have National Security Clearance AND run Trump empire. Logically that would be NO. But nothing about this is logical
— 2nd cousin Roe (@RoeFmLI) November 15, 2016
Trump: "And I want top security clearance for my kids"
Secret Service guy: "ALL of them? Aren't there like 20?"
— DADZIG (@miscellanymag) November 15, 2016
Trump wants Uday, Qusay and Raghad to get full top security clearance?
Did someone say TYRANNICAL DESPOT LEADER in the works or nah
— 🐾 (@modestgodess16) November 15, 2016
Trump probably just asked for security clearance for Ivanka, Eric & Junior to make Tiffany feel bad.
Poor Tiffany. #NotMyPresident
— Joseph (@TNJoseph917) November 15, 2016
— cmacs (@Leafer1) November 15, 2016
Trump wants his adult kids to have security clearance, hell why not give Barron the nuclear codes too! #NotMyPresident
— Sylvia Beardsley (@LilBtch1103) November 15, 2016
— Back 2 Back (@electricsoul123) November 15, 2016
"Lemme guess… this application for security clearance includes Barron, your dogs and your maid… but not Tiffany?" #obamatotrump
— ObamaToTrump (@ObamatoTrump) November 15, 2016
I have a Theory on why
Trump wants his kids to
have Security Clearance.
So they can attempt to
in simple terms
what he was just told!
— Valerie Martin (@WILLDYE4U) November 15, 2016