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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    What is the difference between an owner and a stockholder?


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    How would the public know that Congressman X is a stockholder? How would the company profit? Ivanka owns the company...it is freaking named Ivanka Trump.

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Ivanka is the owner, not a stockholder. As a newly minted WH official, Ivanka promised to disengage her fashion brand from politics in January.

    She is still publicly promoting her design lines, albeit in more subtle ways. Daddy still promotes his Mar-a-Lago, Trump National Golf Club (Bedminster, New Jersey), Trump Tower NYC businesses etc.

    Ivanka herself castigated Kellyanne Conway in February for crass TV promotion of her brand.....

    Ivanka Trump 'rebuked Kellyanne Conway for promoting her fashion brand on live TV'
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    How would the public know that Congressman X is a stockholder? How would the company profit? Ivanka owns the company...it is freaking named Ivanka Trump.
    Are you attempting to answer my question or am I subject to a Tourette’s poster?


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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Stockholders are owners.
    Ivanka Trump wholly owns her various business ventures. There are no stockholders or partners.

    Ivanka Trump's Empire


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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Ivanka Trump wholly owns her various business ventures. There are no stockholders or partners.

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    Irrelevant minute for this thread. Either way an owner is an owner is an owner and every owner, whether sole or part of a group, has a vested interest in their company making money because they get personal financial gain from it.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Using public office to market/enrich yourself can be viewed as unethical.

    It takes people who are bad and unethical, to show us where the holes in our system area.
    Put another way, rules and laws only exist because of bad actors and people who cannot make a reasonably ethical choice on their own without help.

    Given that she's not *really* elected to office, and she owned the clothing line presumably before this and wore it then, I would pass this one on ethics. I mean, if it was a tacky th-shirt that said "by my product", I might say that's too obvious. But whatever the case, it's nauseating that we have to even think of this stuff...what a class act Trump and his crew is. MAGA indeed. He's for the little people though!! Too funny.

    I think Trump and Mar-a-Lago looks 100x worse, given he's an elected official and there is more than just marketing, there are huge payments, etc.

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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Irrelevant minute for this thread. Either way an owner is an owner is an owner and every owner, whether sole or part of a group, has a vested interest in their company making money because they get personal financial gain from it.
    In January Ivanka said she would not have anything to do with her company/products when she accepted the official WH appointment.

    Obviously, she lied. It's not grievous, but it is indeed a conflict of interest (see above) since she knows perfectly well the paparazzi and media will capture her image whenever possible.

    This is free and constant publicity for her various personal branded products. Trump does much the same with his branded products/properties.


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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    In January Ivanka said she would not have anything to do with her company/products when she accepted the official WH appointment.

    Obviously, she lied. It's not grievous, but it is indeed a conflict of interest (see above) since she knows perfectly well the paparazzi and media will capture her image whenever possible.

    This is free and constant publicity for her various personal branded products. Trump does much the same with his branded products/properties.
    That, in and of itself, is a fair point. But, the conversation between you and I had gravitated toward any random Senator who is also a clothing company stockholder having (or not) the same conflict of interest.
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