Ivanka Trump Oversaw Trust Of Fox News Heirs Throughout Campaign Cycle

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The Trump family has long had a contentious relationship with the media, from the left-leaning organizations like the New York Times and the Washington Post all the way to Fox News, as illustrated by his highly public feud with Megyn Kelly.

But, according to the Financial Times, while the Trump campaign may have been publicly feuding with Kelly and Fox News, in private the ties between the Trump family and Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox, may have been more extensive than previously thought.  Per the FT, Ivanka Trump, who has no official role in the Trump administration, sat on a 5-person trustee board, throughout the 2016 campaign cycle, overseeing the trust of Murdoch's children, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, who own approximately $300 million worth of stock in News Corp and 21st Century Fox.  Further, Ivanka apparently remained on the board through the election cycle before officially stepping down on December 28th. 

The president’s daughter was a trustee of Grace and Chloe Murdoch, Mr Murdoch’s children by his ex-wife Wendi Deng, during the campaign. The two girls, aged 15 and 13, hold shares worth close to a combined $300m in the two companies, which are controlled by Mr Murdoch and his family.


A spokesman for Mr Murdoch declined to comment on Ms Trump’s role on a five-person trustee board, which was confirmed by several people briefed on the situation who said she was a trustee for several years. A spokesperson for Ms Trump told the Financial Times that she stepped down from the board on December 28.



Of course, the relationship between Ivanka and the Murdochs is not a new one.  As The New Yorker noted last August, it was the Murdochs who allegedly intervened back in 2008 when Ivanka and now husband, Jared Kushner, briefly split.

She has been friends with Mr Murdoch and Ms Deng for several years. The New Yorker reported in August that when Ms Trump and Mr Kushner briefly broke up in 2008 before they were married it was Ms Deng and Mr Murdoch who helped them repair their relationship, inviting them to the family yacht.


Mr Murdoch is said to be in regular contact with the new president and his daughter, according to people briefed on the situation. The close ties between the families have endured since the election, according to multiple people aware of the relationships.


New York magazine recently reported that Mr Trump had asked Mr Murdoch to suggest candidates to run the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the media industry and is likely to scrutinise AT&T’s $85.4bn takeover of Time Warner, a company that Mr Murdoch and his sons tried to buy two years ago.

Meanwhile, back in August we noted that Ivanka was spotted vacationing with Rupert Murdoch's former wife and rumored current girlfriend of Vladimir Putin, Wendi Deng, in Croatia. 


Of course, while it's unclear what, if any, impact the close personal ties between the Trump's and Murdochs had on the 2016 election, we're almost certain it won't make any difference to a mainstream media that is eager to sensationalize and exploit any slight hint of impropriety to the fullest extent possible. 

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south40_dreams's picture

Damn but she is photogenic.
Carry on.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

How did this impact the election?

WTFRLY's picture

Color me surprised with a nice shade of Cheeto

barndoor's picture

She's so hawt I think it would be weird if Trump didn't want to fuck her.  

techpriest's picture

I hate to sound spammy, but really, this is a great book to read:


There is a very small number of people who work on/are eligible to work on a board of directors for a substantially sized/moneyed organization. It's very incestuous. And in the above-mentioned book he does touch on this problem and the difficulty in finding talent.

IMO, one of the best things ZHers could do is start educating themselves, learn how to run organizations, and start getting into positions that make it possible to propagate our ideas.

CheapBastard's picture

"If I had a daughter..."



the wh is now a, "wookie free zone."

barndoor's picture

I just hope that the WH is a "nookie free zone".  As between Trump and Ivanka; he can totally fuck Melania if he wants to, although I'm thinking there isn't a whole lot of that going on these days.

Giant Meteor's picture

meh, think this is special, wait till the business deals involving the don and Soro's makes it back to the headlines. Late 90's stuff. That ought to be good for some schadenfruede meltdown ..

ersatz007's picture

So I guess what's good for the goose is not good for the gander?

Golden Phoenix's picture

If your erection wasn't impacted go back to bed.

barndoor's picture

She's hot.  I can see why Trump wants to fuck her.

Orly's picture

When the president said he would date his daughter (that's what he said...), he was talking about her class, not her ass.


Just to clear that up.


BigFatUglyBubble's picture

No, you are incorrect.  He kept talking about her great figure.

techpriest's picture

From what I cant ell this came from a Howard Stern interview. Stern was kind of dick when he was asking Trump questions like "would you say your daughter is a hot piece of ass?" Trump didn't rip into him when he said that, so it's assumed that he was in agreement, even though he didn't make the explicit statement.

However, when Trump said what he liked most about his daughter, he talked about education and entrepreneurship. Many dads may have handled the situation differently, but that's the source and you can watch it yourself.

barndoor's picture

There are several clips out there of Trump expressing an interest in dating his daughter due to her attractiveness.  We've all seen them by this point.  I don't really think there is any way to make these statements sound normal, but maybe that's just me.

Giant Meteor's picture

Many dad's might of handled it differently, yeah like smack him in the mouth live, and let's face it, Howard has had that coming for a very long time.

barndoor's picture

You're correct, and that is a perfectly normal sentiment. The so-called president is just a normal guy expressing a normal interest in dating his own daughter.  

clade7's picture

Yep!  Nice long neck akin to Keira Knightleys...graceful, able too walk in heels...smart and well spoken, had a baby and still bucked up for the campaign!  A real trooper..Hopefully our first Female President someday!

Orly's picture

Can you imagine the apoplexy of the left if Ivanka were the first female president and not that old drunken, evil windbag?

Heads literally explode.

Philo Beddoe's picture

She's got my vote already. 

SilverRoofer's picture

Chelsea is uglier than a Bucket of Fuck

spieslikeus's picture

No way Putin is hittin' that Deng chick. Can you even imagine the Ukrainian ass he can get anytime he wants? Whatthefuckever 

Philo Beddoe's picture

If Hillary won we would be readin Chelsea stories and seeing her face. 

Anybody need a puke bucket? 

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Sorry that she isn't a disbarred lawyer turned social justice warrior gorilla

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Feb 8, 2017 9:38 AM

Bukkake Theater. Are you not entertained?

barndoor's picture

I'm not 100% sure that this play on words isn't accidental, but it is hilarious none the less.

Giant Meteor's picture

Gotta hand it to you Tut, you get right to the point. Tip of the iceberg this is, ain't seen nuthin yet ..

ejmoosa's picture

Is it just me or are the stories here at Zerohedge being posted taking a decidely anti-Trump direction?

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) ejmoosa Feb 8, 2017 9:41 AM

It's just you. The US system of government was set up by the Founding Fathers to reflect an implicit mistrust of politicians.

Giant Meteor's picture

Not without good reason I might add ...

A republic if you can keep it, meh, they knew what direction this was likely to head ...

Salsa Verde's picture

Perhaps the Tyler(s) is just providing a slice of what's being presented at other outlets for perspective?

Orly's picture


He is saying, "This is what they are saying about you over there."  Or, more likely, "Can you believe what the left is in a conniption about?"

I want moar like this.  It is quite funny, actually.


quadraspleen's picture

Wendi Deng gets around. She was linked with Tony Blair after leaving Murdoch.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) quadraspleen Feb 8, 2017 9:43 AM

Who would want Murdoch's sloppy seconds? 

mountain99889's picture
mountain99889 (not verified) King Tut Feb 8, 2017 9:51 AM

Girls just want to have fun - with jews

Sandmann's picture

She's probably going to be Wonder Woman........she's only 48.....

Herdee's picture

Girls are doing the rounds.

Orly's picture

Rich and thirty and good-looking, what would you be doing?

Wish it were me...

roadhazard's picture

Sounds about right to me.  Faux Nooze.