As if her father’s numerous violations of the emoluments clause aren’t enough, we now find out that Ivanka Trump is also doing very questionable business deals while working at the White House. Ethics watchdog CREW reported in November 2018 about how Ivanka is racking up Chinese trademarks from her lofty White House perch–a glaring conflict of interest. The stunning detail in CREW’s report however was that in 2017, the Chinese government approved three of Ivanka’s trademarks right after she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
#BREAKING:Turns out 3 of @IvankaTrump's NUMEROUS Chinese trademarks,were granted IMMEDIATELY AFTER she dined with President Xi in 2017.And @GOP is outraged over #Biden's "#corruption"?#TheResistance #Ivanka #CNN #MSNBC #Yahoo #SaturdayThoughts #FBRPartyhttps://t.co/zOpRMePZbI— Emoluments Clause (@Emolclause) October 6, 2019
Ivanka working at her dad’s White House is already problematic in that it raises legitimate questions of nepotism. Her business dealings while working at the White House clearly raise conflict of interest questions, especially now that her father, President Trump, is accusing his chief political rival Joe Biden of using his position as Obama’s Vice President to further the business interests of his son. Reasonable people will agree that if it is okay for President Trump to accuse his political opponent Biden of corruptly using the Vice Presidency to enrich his family, then it is perfectly okay to question Ivanka Trump’s business dealings–especially how she got trademarks approved right after dining with the Chinese President.
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