Why Kellyanne Conway can't just tell Americans: 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff!'
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 21:04
"Go buy Ivanka's stuff, is what I would say". "I hate shopping. I'm going to get some on myself today", she added. A day earlier, President Trump had said Nordstrom, which recently dropped his daughter's clothing line, was treating Ms. Trump unfairly.
The New Jersey native and special counselor to the president also made headlines when she fired back a Hillary Clinton on Twitter following a ruling striking down the travel ban.
"Conway's self-proclaimed advertisement. demonstrates again what anyone with common sense already knew: President Trump and the Trump administration will use the government apparatus to advance the interests of the family businesses".
The non-profit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and Public Citizen filed complaints with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and the White House Counsel's Office.
Meanwhile, the House Oversight Committee's chairman Jason Chaffetz called the promotion "wrong, wrong, wrong, clearly over the line" and "unacceptable".
"This is just wonderful line", she said of Ivanka's merchandise.
One of United States president Donald Trump's closet aides has urged the public to buy items from a clothing and jewellery line named after Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka.
The Nordstrom department stores' decision to drop Ivanka Trump's label has reached the halls of Congress.
Government employees aren't allowed to use their positions for private gain or to promote a particular product. They said his tweet was both unprecedented and troublesome.
The lawmakers referred Conway to the Office of Government Ethics for possible*disciplinary action.
Don W. Fox, former acting director of OGE, called Conway's comments "jaw-dropping".
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"Kellyanne has been counseled and that's all we are going to go with".