While Trump himself has done pretty well through this week’s conflicts of interest, his children have received unusual attention for their own shady activities.
Taxpayers flipped the bill for Eric Trump’s business trip to Ireland
I suppose it’s forgivable that Eric Trump needed to spend $11,261 of taxpayer money on Secret Service protection during his trip to the Trump Doonbeg golf course in Ireland. After all, although it’s questionable whether he actually needs to do all this globetrotting at this time in his life — and that would all be moot were the president to completely relinquish control of his companies to his blind trust, and not to his kids — it at least makes sense that a presidential child should receive protection when he does so.
But $4,030 on his personal limousine? Really, man?
Ivanka Trump personally benefited after having a state dinner with China’s president
Just as her father’s company began notoriously receiving Chinese trademarks after the president recognized a “One China” policy, so too has Ivanka received three trademarks in China after speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Considering that Ivanka Trump is now one of her father’s chief White House advisers, she lacks her brother’s ability to claim that there is nothing improper about mixing business with geopolitics.
Kellyanne Conway wasn’t really punished for telling people to buy Ivanka’s stuff, but Ivanka really benefited from it
It now turns out that, on the day when White House counsel Kellyanne Conway made an unethical plug for the first daughter’s business…
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