Reporters received an email from the company’s vice president of sales touting a “style alert” for the $10,800 Metropolis diamond-and-gold bangle that Ivanka Trump wore in the family’s CBS “60 Minutes” interview, asking them to share it with their “clients.”
“This notification was sent by 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,” Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump brand, told the Washington Post in a statement.
“We are proactively discussing new policies and procedures with all of our partners going forward,” she added.
While Ivanka Trump has said she would have no formal role in her father’s administration, which is forbidden by law, she serves on his transition team and is one of his closest advisors. The promotional email sent by one of her fashion brands pointed to the blurred line between the Trump family’s businesses and political work.
During the election cycle, Trump’s team spent millions of dollars paying his own companies for food, facilities for events, and rent for his campaign offices.