The White House released the salaries of its staffers Friday in accordance with an annual requirement that it do so. The report contained many interesting data points about White House staff.
According to Politico:
Donald Trump’s White House is stocked with 25 staffers who hold the title of “assistant to the president,” according to a disclosure released Friday, which also revealed that nearly two dozen aides all earn an annual salary of roughly $180,000.
The White House posted the salaries of its executive office staff in a 16-page document detailing the earnings of nearly 400 individuals — 18 are “detailees,” a distinction for people who were pulled from other agencies or organizations to temporarily serve in a White House role. The document was also shared with Congress, an annual requirement of administrations since 1995.
However, the salary numbers also reveal something about the president’s closest advisers, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Much has been made of the role that the two play in the Trump orbit.
There have been heavy critiques of the personal gain “senior advisers” Jared and Ivanka may be realizing as members of the president’s inner circle. So many will be stunned to find out that the salaries drawn by the president’s son-in-law and daughter are: $0.00.
The fact that the two are making no money from their positions is not necessarily new, but it took some by surprise. However, according to previous reports, Ivanka and Jared have complied fully with ethics laws, divesting from their businesses.
Under the new rules, Trump has divested her common stock, tech investments, investment funds — and they will all appear on Kushner’s 278 financial disclosure form, required by all Cabinet nominees. Bloomberg News reported on Monday afternoon that Trump and Kushner sold as much as $36.7 million in assets to comply with federal ethics rules, according to the Office of Government Ethics.
So if you see Ivanka Trump or Jared Kushner on the street, buy ’em a drink.