Ivanka Trump Is Shutting Down Her Entire Brand! But What’s The REAL Reason??
Ivanka Trump is finally doing what she should have done when her father first got elected — and what daddy will never do.
She’s closing her business!
In a statement on Tuesday, the White House senior adviser announced the Ivanka Trump clothing, shoes, and accessory brand would be shutting down.
“When we first started this brand, no one could have predicted the success that we would achieve. After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington, so making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners.
I am beyond grateful for the work of our incredible team who has inspired so many women; each other and myself included. While we will not continue our mission together, I know that each of them will thrive in their next chapter.”
The decision comes on the heels of the financial disclosure last month that she and husband Jared Kushner had made $80 million in outside income in 2017.
The Trump family has faced numerous lawsuits in their year and a half in the White House as accusations build that they’re violating the emoluments clause — illegally making money off of their elected position.
Just this April, Ivanka was awarded several patents in China the same day she dined with the Chinese president in her governmental capacity.
These conflicts have led to many businesses dropping her; most recently Canadian retail giant Hudson’s Bay (which btw also owns Lord and Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue!) pulled Ivanka’s entire line from their 90 stores and website.
So maybe this isn’t so much a “focus” issue after all?
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