Several members of Donald Trump’s staff are now considered to be some of the most influential people in the world, including the president himself.
Time Magazine released its “100 Most Influential People” list on Thursday and Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, Stephen Bannon and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are all on it. Their names appear alongside people like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un and Theresa May.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is the one who nominated Trump himself.
“He always finds a way to get it done. When so many, including me at times, didn’t see how he could pull it off, Donald Trump won a historic victory,” Ryan said. “Up close, I have found a driven, hands-on leader, with the potential to become a truly transformational American figure. I have little doubt that he will, once again, find a way to defy the odds and get it done.”
Trump’s daughter Ivanka, considered by Time to be a “pioneer,” was nominated by Wendi Murdoch.
“Ivanka continues to earn my respect and admiration for how she has chosen to use her new visibility,” Murdoch explained.
“She has long advocated to empower women and girls and is now leading education initiatives and working to put an end to human trafficking. I am deeply impressed by her courage to leave behind life as she knew it and move her young family to Washington to pursue positive change.”
Michael Duffy said he nominated Bannon because “no one else had as much influence on Donald Trump’s general-election campaign and first two months in office.”