ared Kushner and Ivanka Trump enjoy an extraordinary degree of power. Since taking to the stage in Donald Trump's 2017 presidential campaign, the glamorous alpha couple of American politics have raised eyebrows with their dizzying ascent, sparking allegations of nepotism and corruption in the Trump empire. Now closely involved in the day-to-day running of the White House, they seek to present themselves as the voices of reason restraining the impulsive President from his worst excesses. Vicky Ward looks behind that diplomatic façade and suggests that their approach is more similar to Trump's than it first appears. Like him, they are disdainful of rules, laws and ethics. Like him, they are driven by ignorance, arrogance and an insatiable lust for power. And, crucially, like him, they pursue a personal agenda that will have profound consequences for American democracy.