Trump adviser touts Ivanka’s goods from White House

Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway promotes the clothing line named after President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka during a Fox News interview, drawing criticism from ethics experts one day after the president attacked a retailer for dropping her products.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 9, 2017) (FOX NEWS) – A top White House aide on Thursday (February 9) promoted the clothing line named after President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, drawing criticism from ethics experts one day after the president attacked a retailer for dropping her products.

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff …I’m going to go get some myself today,” Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News in an interview from the White House. “I’m going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody.”

Ivanka’s brand was thrust into the headlines after her father on Wednesday attacked department store chain Nordstrom Inc for dropping her products, in a highly unusual move that drew criticism for his use of a White House twitter platform to intervene in a commercial matter.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment over the ethics issue regarding Conway’s remarks, and the Office of Government Ethics could not be immediately reached.

Asked at a press briefing on Thursday if Conway had crossed an ethical line, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, “She has been counseled on that subject, and that’s it.”

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Elijah Cummings, called on the committee to refer the matter to the OGE for potential disciplinary action.