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    Is this conflict of interest?

    Is this conflict of interest?

    I do not see it as such.

    Ivanka Trump Wears Her Company's Clothes in Social Media Posts, Raising Further Conflict of Interest Questions

    Ivanka Trump Wears Her Company's Clothes in Social Media Posts, Raising Further Conflict of Interest Questions
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Of course not. She can wear anything she damn well pleases.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    No. That would be a ridiculous standard.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    There are a number of conflicts of interest relating to the Trump family and their connection to the federal government but I don't see the Ivanka clothes thing as being one.

    Beyond that I've read where most retail chains other than Big Lots no longer carry Ivanka clothes and shoes. Wasn't it about 6 months ago that "Needless Markup" dumped the Ivanka line because it wasn't selling?








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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic Bob View Post
    No. That would be a ridiculous standard.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    There are a number of conflicts of interest relating to the Trump family and their connection to the federal government but I don't see the Ivanka clothes thing as being one.

    Beyond that I've read where most retail chains other than Big Lots no longer carry Ivanka clothes and shoes. Wasn't it about 6 months ago that "Needless Markup" dumped the Ivanka line because it wasn't selling?
    Agreed. There are many legit things to complain about. This isn't one of them.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    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.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Welcome to today's politics.
    This is not just an opinion question, there are legal definitions of conflict of interest and the emoluments clause of the Constitution. Rather than divest herself of her business interests when deciding to be a senior official in the administration she chose to put her business in a trust.

    From the Newsweek article:

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    When the company was put into the trust, Ivanka Trump reportedly instructed it not to use her likeness in marketing materials, and other retailers were told to do the same.

    She tries not to wear her company’s clothes or accessories during state visits or other heavily publicized events, a person privy to Ivanka Trump’s practices told The Journal, but Trump also does not believe her shoes or other accessories stand out as much as her dresses and bags.

    The report also found that some of the products Trump has worn since she started working in the White House were released and available for sale after March.

    Because Ivanka Trump’s company is private, there is no way to know if it has profited from her time in the White House.
    She's acting as a marketer and modelling for her own brand. Which she put in trust. Which she said would not use her image. And though this might seem petty to some, it is rather unethical, and pretty easy for her to stop doing.

    The president and his family see the office as a good way to promote their own businesses to an extent never imagined before. It's SAD that his supporters openly support these practices, and tsk tsk any reported objection.

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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.
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    Re: Is this conflict of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    This is not just an opinion question, there are legal definitions of conflict of interest and the emoluments clause of the Constitution. Rather than divest herself of her business interests when deciding to be a senior official in the administration she chose to put her business in a trust.

    From the Newsweek article:

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    She's acting as a marketer and modelling for her own brand. Which she put in trust. Which she said would not use her image. And though this might seem petty to some, it is rather unethical, and pretty easy for her to stop doing.

    The president and his family see the office as a good way to promote their own businesses to an extent never imagined before. It's SAD that his supporters openly support these practices, and tsk tsk any reported objection.
    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.
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