Ivanka Trump is under fire after her jewelry company sent out an email shamelessly promoting the bling she wore on a 60 Minutes appearance following her father winning the presidential election.
The Vice President of sales for Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry sent an email, entitled “Style Alert” to a number of media outlets. “Ivanka Trump wearing her favorite bangle from the Metropolis Collection on ‘60 Minutes,’” read the message. Ivanka did indeed wear the $10,800 bracelet during her interview with her father, stepmother and siblings with Lesley Stahl on Sunday night. Ugh. Seriously, who’s buying this?
The VP told reporters that she was “not available for comment,” and hung up the phone when asked if she sent the email. The following day, Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump brand, said in a statement, “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. We are proactively discussing new policies and procedures with all of our partners going forward.”
This isn’t the first time this has happened. In July, Ivanka wore a dress from her own collection to introduce her father at the Republican National Convention, and the very next day, her brand posted a picture of her at the podium. “Shop Ivanka’s look from her #RNC speech,” they wrote on Twitter.
Section 713 of Title 18 of the United States Code forbids the use of likenesses of the presidential seal for promotional purposes, and though this isn’t even close to that, we definitely think the classy thing for Ivanka to do would be to NOT use political appearances to hawk her overpriced products.