Trump makes transition to power a family affair

Picture released by Japan's Cabinet Secretariat shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2L) being welcomed by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared KushnerTen days after his election, Donald Trump’s transition to power has every appearance of a family affair, fuelling concerns about conflicts of interest and a lack of experience in the future Republican president’s inner circle. Official snaps of the president-elect’s first meeting with a foreign leader on Thursday triggered a torrent of criticism: they show Ivanka Trump sitting in on the talks with Japan’s Shinzo Abe, while she and her businessman husband Jared Kushner can be seen chatting and laughing with the prime minister’s delegation at Trump Tower. “Conflict of interest is an understatement,” tweeted Matt Ortega, a member of the digital team for Trump’s defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

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