Tuesday, April 18, 2017
AP News: Ivanka's brand prospers as politics mixes with business
From Robert Reich:
On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy.
That same night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for a steak and Dover sole dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
Do you think that just maybe the Chinese approved the trademarks as a gift to coincide with the steak and sole at Mar-a-Lago?
Of course they did. Which is why the Trumps running their family business out of the White House is fleecing America -- using government office to enrich themselves. It’s what a two-bit dictator’s family does in a third-world nation.
Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business