This is a major ethics violation. Period.
In March, Donald Trump made his daughter Ivanka an official part of his administration by giving her an office in the White House.
“My biggest concern is that this is yet another erosion of government ethics standards in this White House,” said government ethics expert and law professor Kathleen Clark at the time.
And now those concerns are being raised again.
Supposedly, Ivanka won’t be paid a salary. But it appears that Ivanka is being compensated in other ways.
Not long after getting her own White House position, Ivanka joined her father at Mar-a-Lago to dine with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife.
Ivanka even posted a picture of herself with Jinping at Mar-a-Lago on Twitter thanking him for visiting the United States.
Thank you President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan for your visit to the United States pic.twitter.com/VLvzyDMiiY
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 9, 2017
But what Ivanka was apparently really thanking Jinping for was the trademarks China awarded to her company on the same day they had dinner together.
According to The Boston Globe,
On April 6, Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for a steak and Dover sole dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
Clearly, Ivanka Trump and her dad are still using the White House to get lucrative business deals and now that Ivanka works directly in the White House, she’ll have even more access to foreign leaders to benefit her business and fill her family’s pockets.
Ivanka previously joined her father in a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the same time that a licensing agreement between her company and Sanei International was at stake.
So Ivanka Trump can’t pretend that she’s involved in her dad’s administration because she gives a damn about helping people and serving her country. She only cares about herself and has demonstrated repeatedly that she doesn’t care about ethics as long as she’s making money. This entire administration is corrupt to the core and it’s time for Trump and his family to be kicked out of the White House before they sell America to the highest bidder to enrich themselves.
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