State Department Belatedly Deletes Tweet Promoting Ivanka Trump’s Book

In yet another Trump administration ethics misstep, an official State Department Twitter account this week shared a post promoting Ivanka Trump’s book “Women Who Work.” The post, which was retweeted from the first daughter and White House adviser’s personal account, has since been deleted.

“Thank you to my beautiful sisters for the support of my #WomenWhoWorkBook!” Ivanka Trump wrote in the original post, which showed her sister Tiffany and sister-in-law Lara posing with hardcover copies.

The Office of Global Women’s Issues @GenderAtState account shared the tweet without comment.

The State Department did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for further information.

The incident is the latest in a growing list of ethically questionable moves made by the Trump administration. Two weeks ago, the State Department’s ShareAmerica site was forced to apologize for sharing a post promoting the “Winter White House,” also known as Donald Trump’s Florida Mar-A-Lago resort.

Ivanka Trump was brought on as an official White House adviser without first consulting the Office of Government Ethics, and she and husband Jared Kushner have come under scrutiny for holding onto real estate investments while serving in government. She also won approval to trademark her apparel brand in China on the day she dined with the president of China.

The powerful first daughter said she would be attuned to ethics concerns while promoting “Women Who Work,” which was released Tuesday, and decline to publicly promote it.

“In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project. I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the perspective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election last November,” she wrote in an April 20 Facebook post.

“Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances,” she wrote.

Since then, she has shared multiple posts on her social media accounts featuring quotes from the book and links to articles about it.

A video of her dancing with her two young sons is pinned to the top of her Facebook page, along with a link to a “Working Mother” article titled “10 Times Ivanka Trump Gets Real About Working Motherhood in Her New Book.”

Little moments matter, especially for working moms!! #TBT to an after-work dance party with my boys. Working Mother Magazine outlined 10 additional things I have to say about motherhood in my #WomenWhoWorkBook. See the article at: workingmother.com/10-times-ivanka-trump-gets-real-about-working-motherhood-in-her-new-book#page-2

Posted by Ivanka Trump on Thursday, May 4, 2017

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