Ivanka Trump Raises Conflict of Interest Questions Over Sale of Bracelet She Wore on '60 Minutes'
The timing of the "style alert" has been called into question.
Ivanka Trump has come under fire for peddling a bracelet she wore during her family’s 60 Minutes interview, her father's first since winning the election.
Right after the segment aired Sunday, someone on Ivanka’s staff sent out a press release promoting the $10,800 bracelet with the headline: "Style Alert.”
A New York Times article about possible conflicts of interest noted: “Even Ivanka Trump turned her appearance on Sunday on 60 Minutes — with her father — into a marketing opportunity."
A spokesperson for Trump’s eldest daughter blamed the press release on a “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.”
Meanwhile, the fashion world has its eye on first-lady-to-be Melania Trump as a Vanity Fair article speculates whether "Melania will pose a challenge for the fashion world" due to her husband's politics.
Designer Jeremy Scott told the magazine: "I’m going to give Melania the benefit of the doubt. She looks good in clothes. She wears them well, she’s got a good figure. I don’t know if it will have the same meaning for people. What I love about Michelle [Obama] is her personality. Her beauty is so much more about who she is and what she does. Obviously [Melania] looks great, but I can’t divorce it from who she is. I don’t know Melania. We don’t know Melania.”
While questions remain about whether the fashion world would boycott the Trumps, a Times story contends, “not one designer said they would not dress Mrs. Trump if she asked.”
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