The jewelry company run by Ivanka Trump apparently saw the new first family’s inaugural television interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” as an opportunity to reach new customers.
In an email sent to New York Times reporters, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry’s vice president of sales, Monica Marder, shared a photograph of the President-elect’s eldest daughter wearing a gold bracelet from the brand’s “Metropolis Collection” priced at more than $10,000.
“Please share this with your clients,” Marder wrote in the “style alert,” “and of course please do not hesitate to reach out with any inquiries.”
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The phone number listed in the press release is no longer in operation, and Marder did not immediately respond Tuesday to an emailed request for comment from TPM.
The promotional email raises additional questions about the blurred line between the Trumps’ political roles and their business dealings, particularly for the President-elect’s eldest children.
Trump has said his children will run the Trump Organization through a sort of blind trust, yet they have served as his some of the closest advisors to his campaign and were named to his transition team last week. A 1967 statute bars all public officials from hiring or promoting their relatives.
While Ivanka Trump told “60 Minutes” that she is “going to be a daughter” once her father moves into the White House, the promotional email suggests her businesses are leveraging her public platform as the daughter of the President-elect to earn money.
This has happened before. The day after Trump delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention, she shared a link on Twitter for supporters to purchase the $138 sheath dress from her fashion line that she wore on stage.
The Trump campaign also funneled money back into Trump businesses during the election, paying his family businesses over $8.2 million, according to a Politico analysis of the campaign’s finance filings.