In an amazing coincidence, Ivanka Trump’s retail brand won three trademarks from China the same day the Chinese President Xi Jinping dined with President Trump.
President Xi ate with the Trump family at the Mar-a-Lago resort, and it was reported Ivanka sat near to President Xi. The Huffington Post reports:
The president hosted Xi and his wife at his Mar-a-Lago estate in early April. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Trump adviser Jared Kushner, were present throughout the weekend and sat next to the couple at dinner.
Ivanka Trump has distanced herself from her retail brand since her father won the presidential election in November 2016, but sales of her products have continued to surge. The brand, which she still owns, saw a spike in sales in the weeks after her father’s inauguration and after White House counselor Kellyanne Conway urged consumers to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”
When Nordstrom announced it would no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s line, the president posted a negative tweet about the company, showing no apparent interest in separating himself from his family’s businesses while serving in the White House.
Trump and his children have been criticized for conflicts of interest since his election. The president has brushed off that criticism, arguing that he can’t have a conflict of interest.
“The law’s totally on my side, the president can’t have a conflict of interest,” Trump said in November 2016.
According to the AP, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. after the election.
This is the new culture of corruption! The Trump regime is profiting off the presidency, and it is disgraceful. Ivanka is now an official government employee, and she must be investigated for ethics violations. If Ivanka is in violation, she needs to be disciplined and removed from her position immediately!
Source: Huffington Post