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Kellyanne Conway Just Told Everybody To "Go Buy Ivanka's Stuff" — Potentially Violating Ethics Law
Conway said she was giving a "free commercial" for Ivanka Trump's products — a day after President Trump slammed Nordstrom for dropping his daughter's brand.
By Tasneem Nashrulla

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway encouraged people to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff” during an interview with Fox and Friends Thursday.

Conway used her appearance on the morning show to promote Ivanka Trump’s brand, a day after President Trump used the official @POTUS account to slam Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s clothing line.

Nordstrom announced last week that they were dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line because of declining sales of the brand. After the president’s public condemnation of Nordstrom, the company reiterated that their decision was based on the brand’s performance.

However Conway appeared to criticize the online retailer for using Ivanka Trump to “get to” the president.

“I do find it ironic that you’ve got some executives all over the internet bragging about what they’ve done to her and her line and yet they’re using the most prominent woman in Donald Trump’s…you know…she’s his daughter, and they’re using her whose been a champion for woman empowerment and women in the workplace to get to him,” Conway told Fox and Friends.

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would tell you,” Conway added. “I hate shopping but I’m gonna go get some myself today.”

“Conway’s encouragement to buy Ivanka’s stuff would seem to be a clear violation of rules prohibiting misuse of public office for anyone’s private gain,” Don W. Fox, former general counsel and former acting director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) told The Washington Post.

Federal ethical regulations state that a government employee cannot use his public office “for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity.”

The provisions issued by the OGE are designed to ensure that government employees do not misuse their official position.

“This is jaw-dropping to me,” Fox told the Post, adding that the OGE Standards of Conduct applied to all executive branch employees and members of the armed forces.

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