Donald Trump’s top adviser, Kellyanne Conway, used TV time during an interview to ask Americans to go support Ivanka Trump’s clothing line after Nordstrom’s decision to drop her line.
Conway made an appearance on “Fox & Friends” and shared her opinion on Nordstrom’s decision to drop Ivanka’s line. She stated:
“I do find it ironic that you have some executives all over the internet bragging about what they’ve done to her and her line, and yet they’re using the most prominent woman — she’s his daughter — who has been a champion for women empowerment, women in the workplace, to get to him.”
She then went on to encourage people to “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff, is what I would say. I hate shopping — I’m going to buy stuff today.”
"Go buy Ivanka's stuff!" Kellyanne Conway tells "Fox & Friends" viewers from the White House briefing room. pic.twitter.com/noIhnVgcAk
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) February 9, 2017
Her suggestion to ask people to go buy the president’s daughter’s clothing line may just be a violation of federal ethics rules. She then went on to promote her line even further.
“It’s a wonderful line. I own some of it,” Conway said. “I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”
A “free commercial?” People took notice quick of Conway’s attempt to promote Ivanka’s line. Conway and other White House officials are prohibited from promoting products for people “with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity.”
Donald Trump bashed on the company Wednesday for mistreating his daughter. He tweeted out saying:
“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”
The message was retweeted by the official presidential Twitter account, @POTUS, and raised eyebrows among ethics lawyers.
Larry Noble said the president’s tweet was “totally out of line.”
“He should not be promoting his daughter’s line, he should not be attacking a company that has business dealings with his daughter, and it just shows the massive amount of problems we have with his business holdings and his family’s business holdings,” Noble said Wednesday.