Professional liar Kellyanne Conway has moved on from defending Donald Trump’s erratic and unconstitutional behavior to promoting his daughter’s crappy fashion line from the White House press briefing room.
While speaking to Fox & Friends yesterday, Conway decided to take a moment to plug Ivanka’s rapidly declining brand.
“It’s a wonderful line,” she touted. “I own some of it. I fully–I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody! You can find it online!”
Critics were quick to point out that Conway’s remarks appear to be in direct violation of the executive branch’s ban on employees using the government’s platform to endorse products or companies. It also prohibits them from using public office for private gain of oneself, one’s friends, or one’s relatives.
All this comes on the heels of a tweet Donald Trump sent yesterday from his personal Twitter account and then retweeted from the official POTUS Twitter account attacking Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka’s line:
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
As a result, Nordstrom’s stock briefly plummeted; however, the it fully recovered within just four minutes, and ultimately closed out the day up 4.1%.
A similar thing happened back in December when the Donald tweeted about Vanity Fair, calling the magazine “way down, big trouble, dead.” The publication gained 13,000 new subscribers, a 100% increase in its average daily subscriptions, and saw a huge bump in online traffic.
We’re thinking that perhaps the Trump Administration should switch up its strategy. Instead of telling people to buy Ivanka’s crap, they should tell them not to buy it, and then maybe the public would listen.
Probably not, though.