While the rest of us watched the Trump family on 60 Minutes for clues about what our election has wrought, Ivanka Trump was seeing dollar signs.
When she appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, Ivanka just happened to be wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her personal jewelry line. Her company just happened to alert fashion journalists about it in a press release hawking the bracelet.
It is already happening: Trump Family Sees President of United States–as a Marketing Opportunity. pic.twitter.com/fa7AthLoBr
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) November 15, 2016
This is not just obnoxious and crass. As NBC noted, it underscores the many possible conflicts-of-interest that may arise in a Trump presidency.
For example, will her father’s policy towards China be influenced by the fact that Ivanka’s footwear is manufactured there?
This is not the first time Ivanka has used her father’s supposed desire to serve the public to line her own pockets.
Shop Ivanka's look from her #RNC speech: https://t.co/ma42A92DYa #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/DwHvSOu8Ue
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 22, 2016
According to the New York Times, that dress reportedly sold out in one day.
But it’s one thing for a candidate’s daughter to do this, and quite another for the daughter of a president-elect. Not surprisingly, Twitter has not taken kindly to the notion:
Starting in January, the nuclear codes will be stored in this stylish Ivanka Trump tote, available on Zappos for just $295 pic.twitter.com/PnA2Om1E5D
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 15, 2016
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
— HawaiiDelilah is fired up & ready to vote on Nov 6 (@HawaiiDelilah) November 15, 2016
I'm so disgusted by this talentless family w/their boundless greed. They're sick. I forever boycott Trump. #GrabYourWallet
— Lisa Charlanza (@LisaCharlanza) November 15, 2016
The Daily Mail has reported that Ivanka’s company is reconsidering its policy:
“Abigail Klem, the president of the Ivanka Trump brand, told DailyMail.com: ‘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.'”
It could be that Ivanka’s company is in a spot of trouble these days and needs some new marketing techniques. After the infamous Access Hollywood video showed Donald Trump boasting that he likes to “grab them by the p***y,” a “#GrabYourWallet” boycott was launched against Ivanka and the retailers that carry her.
Whatever new procedure Ivanka’s company comes up with, one thing that probably will not change is the fact that she is very much a chip off the old carnival-barker block.
Watch MSNBC discuss the boycott of Ivanka Trump’s line:
Featured Image: Screenshot Via Twitter.