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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 you might well be doing the opposite.

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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.
    Not at all.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    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?
    No exterior labels are needed. Whenever anyone in the public eye appears in public the make and cost of their clothing is almost instantly available.
    Princess Kate, Michelle Obama, Melania Trump, sell out clothing lines within hours. You might not be paying attention, but many people do. Maybe you remember the storm after Ann Romney appeared on TV in an 1800 dollar tee shirt?

    As long as she would like to be a senior administration official she should refrain from promoting her own business.

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    No exterior labels are needed. Whenever anyone in the public eye appears in public the make and cost of their clothing is almost instantly available.
    Princess Kate, Michelle Obama, Melania Trump, sell out clothing lines within hours. You might not be paying attention, but many people do. Maybe you remember the storm after Ann Romney appeared on TV in an 1800 dollar tee shirt?

    As long as she would like to be a senior administration official she should refrain from promoting her own business.
    So, it's your opinion that she should not wear any clothing of any type from her own line, at any time, day or night, until after she is no longer affiliated with the government, correct? Just making sure, because it seems that's exactly what you're saying.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    No exterior labels are needed. Whenever anyone in the public eye appears in public the make and cost of their clothing is almost instantly available.
    Princess Kate, Michelle Obama, Melania Trump, sell out clothing lines within hours. You might not be paying attention, but many people do. Maybe you remember the storm after Ann Romney appeared on TV in an 1800 dollar tee shirt?

    As long as she would like to be a senior administration official she should refrain from promoting her own business.
    And I do remember the Ann Romney thing. It was over the cost, implying she was out-of-touch with the commoners, not that she was somehow profiting from it. And that was dumb, too.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    For those who do see this as a conflict of interest, I presume that the government, including the President himself, should be barred from staying at, or doing business with, Trump resorts, correct?
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    I'm not real crazy about her or anyone in their position doing this, I think it's cheap. If someone likes her outfit they will look up her clothing line and find it, people know she's going to self promote, but doing so discreetly is important IMO. If the Obama's did it I'd have been all over them.

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    I would prefer to see her not wearing anything at all. problem solved...

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    If anybody knows or cares what brand name she is wearing maybe has other problems.

    How could this be a problem when there are real things to discuss?

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    So, it's your opinion that she should not wear any clothing of any type from her own line, at any time, day or night, until after she is no longer affiliated with the government, correct? Just making sure, because it seems that's exactly what you're saying.
    She should not be modeling her line publicly while she is a senior official in the administration, who, as a condition of that appointment, put her business in a trust and demanded that she not be involved in its marketing. So I guess that you understand exactly what I am saying.

    If her line was designing golf clubs and she was continually photographed, (or self posting photographs) using the golf clubs would that make a difference to you?

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