The future first daughter of the country, Ivanka Trump was criticized for promoting her own jewelry line during Donald Trump’s appearance of 60 Minutes. Ivanka took the opportunity to make her jewelry more known, and of course, many people were annoyed that she’d use her father’s status for something unrelated to the political scene to begin with.
Her marketing team sent out information about the jewelry line and where it could be bought, as well as asking sites to promote it right after her appearance on the show. Furthermore, what she is trying to sell is a $10,000 bracelet. People were infuriated.
The internet swarmed her with comments on Twitter immediately, criticizing her for her behavior.
“Email sent to journalists by an @IvankaTrump employee, hawking the goods she wore on @60Minutes. pic.twitter.com/aCpNbBBArg”
“@IvankaTrump given your role on Donald’s transition team, do you see any conflict of interest in using that position to market your wares?”
“Ivanka Trump’s jewelry company is using her 60 Min appearance to market a $10k bracelet. Let the corruption & conflict of interests begin! https://t.co/NzydJUXHfZ”
“Me watching so many journalists just now realize @IvankaTrump is using Donald’s candidacy / presidency as a marketing channel. pic.twitter.com/4KITyjL3TF”
“@katierosman @IvankaTrump not appropriate behavior for daughter of president-elect. profiting from office is not a thing we do. @60Minutes”
On Tuesday, an apology was issued in her name, saying:
“This notification was sent by a well-intentioned marketing employee at one of our companies who was following customary protocol, and who, like many of us, is still making adjustments post-election. We are proactively discussing new policies and procedures with all of our partners going forward.”
Great! But this is not the first time something like this happened. Ivanka also promoted the pink dress she wore in July at the Republican National Convention.
We hope she’ll learn soon that it is not appropriate for the daughter of the president to do that.