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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I think you're reading more into it because you want to. You have to be consciously willing to stretch the intent of the law to see the wearing of one's own clothes as a violation.
    And I think you are overlooking the intent of the law because you want to.
    For 200 years Senior Officials have given up their businesses or put them in blind trusts. Ivanka is actively promoting her business using the spotlight of the presidency and the fact that you like Trump does not change that. Yeah sure, dresses don't seem as important as oil wells or investment agencies, but it is promoting one's own business just the same. And as I pointed out earlier, very easy to stop doing. I'm sure she has other dresses to wear.

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    If she got on social media and said, 'Buy my clothes," I'd say yes. Just wearing her own clothes? Nah, I see nothing wrong with it. Might be all she can wear pretty soon, when Daddy and Hubs go to the pen.
    Nothing wrong with promoting your products on social media.


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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is this conflict of interest?

    I do not see it as such.
    It is not a conflict of interest.

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Nothing wrong with promoting your products on social media.
    Whether it is wrong is a matter of opinion. It is, however, a violation of federal regulations for public officials to do so. However, I think a reasonable person would say that wearing clothes does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of it. Maybe if it had her logo or something prominently displayed, but it doesn’t.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/5/2635.702

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Nothing wrong with promoting your products on social media.
    It is if you are a federal employee.

    ~ snip ~ § 2635.702 Use of public office for private gain.
    An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise... ~ snip ~

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is this conflict of interest?

    I do not see it as such.
    She's gotta wear clothes... so why not her own line? I don't see a problem with it unless she was profusely commenting and pimping it throughout.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    She and her husband are multimillionaire's with broad brand recognition. She can well afford to wear other designer brands.

    There is no need for Ivanka to blatantly plug her clothing brand as a White House official.

    Then again, Ivanka's clothes are manufactured in foreign sweatshops (i.e. China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, etc.)

    The "Make it in America/Hire Americans" Trump family hypocrisy is astounding.


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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is this conflict of interest?

    I do not see it as such.
    Phuck her and her outsourced sweat shop wear.

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    She and her husband are multimillionaire's with broad brand recognition. She can well afford to wear other designer brands.

    There is no need for Ivanka to blatantly plug her clothing brand as a White House official.

    Then again, Ivanka's clothes are manufactured in foreign sweatshops (i.e. China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, etc.)

    The "Make it in America/Hire Americans" Trump family hypocrisy is astounding.
    And the hypocrisy is worn proudly by Don's followers.

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    She and her husband are multimillionaire's with broad brand recognition. She can well afford to wear other designer brands.

    There is no need for Ivanka to blatantly plug her clothing brand as a White House official.

    Then again, Ivanka's clothes are manufactured in foreign sweatshops (i.e. China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, etc.)

    The "Make it in America/Hire Americans" Trump family hypocrisy is astounding.
    The hypocrisy re "made in America" is supremely astounding. Totally agree. Only a true Sucker can defend that.

    But why do you say she's "blatatly" plugging her brand? Short of a large exterior label, or her saying something, the vast majority of people would never know.

    As a WH official, who is ostensibly on duty 24/7, should she refrain from wearing her own brand 24/7, or only during official and planned business activities? Would she be allowed to wear her own brand when out with the family on vacation and there's a paparazzi nearby shooting photos?
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