First Daughter Ivanka Trump — who has in the past positioned herself publicly as a champion of LGBT rights in the Trump White House — was reportedly opposed to President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military.
However, the Daily Beast reports that Ivanka decided not to raise too much of a stink about her father’s decision because she had more pressing issues to work on.
“The more socially liberal factions of Trump’s inner circle — including his family members and staffers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner — have been opposed to all the anti-LGBT initiatives of this administration,” the Daily Beast reports. “However, they quickly determined that their ‘political capital be spent elsewhere,’ as one senior White House official characterized it, given that their advice on LGBT issues has been routinely overruled, if not overlooked, by this administration and President Trump.”
It is not clear at this time what Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are using their “political capital” to accomplish, although Kushner is currently juggling responsibilities ranging from ending the opioid crisis, bringing peace to the Middle East, and reorganizing the entire executive branch of the federal government.