Mixing Business with Presidency, Ivanka Trump Sees Profits in China

September 29, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

On April 6, Ivanka Trump’s fashion brands got a massive boost when China approved three trademarks for her business, “giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy,” the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

What else happened on April 6? Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, met with China’s president during the U.S.-China summit at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

“Ivanka has so many China ties and conflicts, yet she and Jared appear deeply involved in China contacts and policy. I would never have allowed it,” commented Norman Eisen, a former White House ethics counsel under Barack Obama, to AP. “For their own sake, and the country’s, Ivanka and Jared should consider stepping away from China matters.”

Yet Ivanka Trump, like her father, has refused to cut ties to her business while also assuming a large role in the Trump administration.