Ivanka Trump just earned one of the most important positions in the US government. 90210 is now crafting policy that will affect you and your child for the rest of your lives.
Here is a question for all business owners. How awesome would it be if your dad became president? Even better – imagine your dad violated every ethics rule in our constitution and gave you an office right next to his!! Could anything in the entire galaxy of trillions of possibilities be more advantageous!
You wouldn’t really be an “elected official”, so you could skirt around all of those boring rules. If you called foreign diplomats and offered them a priceless connection with the president of the United States, as long as they bought your product, you would technically not be breaking a law.
Every business owner has dreamed of such a glorious arrangement. Our nation’s first daughter is actually living this dream! In fact, she has been granted high-level government clearance.
Ivanka has a great nose for success. When Donald Trump is your dad, such an attribute goes without saying. As soon as Donald Trump was elected, Ivanka advertised a date with the first daughter. Imagine republican reaction if Obama’s kids did that!
bid $3,500 to have tea with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
bid $5,000 to have lunch with TV actress Julianna Marguiles.
bid $77,888 to have a cup of coffee with Ivanka Trump.
The blatant abuse of power was so apparent, that her numb-skull advertisement instantly vanished.
Republicans argue how great it is for our country, to have a successful young woman working right next to the president. I wonder how successful she’d be if her crib was swapped at birth. The example above, illustrates her lack of common sense and her insatiable greed. Are those really the traits you would like to describe someone with such unfettered government power!
Now that she has free rein of the White House, her snake-oil schemes will undoubtedly flourish. Though, this time, no one will know, except the Trump entrusted staff. In other words, Ivanka has just been given a blank check that the tax payer will sign!
The world watched with shock, as Ivanka Trump joined her father in a meeting with the Japanese prime minister. What would your thoughts be, had the Japanese prime minster brought his son with him. As if this arrangement couldn’t be any more of a violation, at the time, Ivanka was negotiating a licensing deal with a company owned by the Japanese government! ChicagoTribune article
Or how about when Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s lead adviser, announced on a Fox news program,
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff. It’s a wonderful line. I own some of it,” Conway told the program Fox and Friends last Thursday. “I fully, I’m just going to give a free commercial here — go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”
Such a stinging endorsement is a clear violation. Apparently, even the most die hard Trumpkin must cast fault on either Ivanka, for trying to sell her product through her father’s media events, or Kellyanne, for absentmindedly saying such a stupid comment. Either way, this example illustrates that our president is not surrounding himself with smart and ethical people.
Rather, federal law prohibits government employees from using their power to promote the business of someone else.
“Under the present circumstances, there is strong reason to believe that Ms. Conway has violated the Standards of Conduct and that disciplinary action is warranted,” the office said in a letter to Deputy Counsel to the President Stefan Passantino. Upi article
Or how about when Trump met with German chancellor Angela Merkel, and he had his daughter sitting down right next to her. Merkel was astonished at the disgusting display of nepotism. Why was this little girl attending a meeting of some of the most important people in the world?