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Trevor Noah Calls Ivanka Trump A Liar (Video)

| by Michael Howard

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah slammed Ivanka Trump for taking an official position in her father's administration after insisting that she wouldn't (video below).

Noah's remarks came on March 30 during the "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That" segment of his show.

"Remember how Donald Trump and Ivanka promised they wouldn’t turn the White House into a mom-and-pop store?" Noah asked. "Yeah. No nepotism. Remember that? Well, clearly, they don’t."

On March 29, Ivanka revealed that she would become an unpaid government employee. In a statement she said the following:

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I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House Office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees. Throughout this process I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role.

In response, Noah played a clip from an interview Ivanka gave in November 2016. When asked whether she would be part of the Trump administration, Ivanka replied she was just "going to be a daughter."

"And a liar," Noah quipped.

He went on to say that he expected Trump to bring his daughter into the administration, but was shocked by how quickly it came to pass.

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The move has its fair share of critics, with some expressing concern that Ivanka's new job may violate the nepotism law. Passed in 1967, the law bars government officials from hiring or promoting a relative. Similar concerns were voiced in January when Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, was given an official role in the White House.

But Trump appears to be taking advantage of a loophole in the nepotism law stating that any appointee found to be in violation of it is simply "not entitled to pay," according to CNN. In other words, they can continue working as a government employee as long as they don't receive a paycheck.

"Ivanka's decision [to enter the administration] reflects both her commitment to compliance with federal ethics standards and her openness to opposing points of view," Trump's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, said. "She will file the financial disclosure forms required of federal employees and be bound by the same ethics rules that she had planned to comply with voluntarily."

Sources: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah/YouTube, CNN / Photo credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr

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