Trump children paid to be on state visit to UK

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE's four adult children joined him on this week's state visit to the United Kingdom, despite just one having an official role in the administration. 

A White House official didn't confirm why Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDemocrats introduce bill to block taxpayer-funded spending at Trump properties Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE, Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpSenior HUD official reprimanded for making political statements on the job Democrats introduce bill to block taxpayer-funded spending at Trump properties WaPo gives Eric Trump 4 Pinocchios after ObamaCare website claim MORE and Tiffany Trump attended — but told CBS news the three Trumps personally paid to be on the trip. 


Only Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump awards Yankees legend Mariano Rivera the Medal of Freedom The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico 2020 is not a family affair, for a change MORE and her husband, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy The Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Democrats set for Lone Star showdown Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan MORE, have roles in the administration. Trump's sons are said to be in control of Trump's business affairs while he serves as president, in a questionable effort to avoid conflicts of interest. 

It's not the first time the extended Trump family has seemed to grab sought-after spots in a ceremonial events during Trump's time in office. 

The New York Times reported the weekend before Trump delivered his State of the Union address that some special guests invited to sit near the fist lady were bumped for the president's children and spouses. 

The adult Trump kids were seated in a box during the address, while the mother of a cancer survivor invited for her efforts to help others fight the disease was moved, according to The New York Times. A sixth grader bullied for his name, Joshua Trump, was also moved. 

Former President Obama sometimes brought his two daughters on state visits, CBS reported, nothing that the Obama children were minors while Obama was in office. 

Trump's youngest son, Barron, was reportedly not on the U.K. visit.