Post by wolfbat359
President Donald Trump’s daughter won provisional approval for three
trademarks in China on the same day that she had dinner with China’s
The Associated Press, via the Boston Globe, reports that earlier this
month, “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
What’s significant is that the trademarks were awarded on April 6 — which
just happened to be the same day that the Trump family entertained Chinese
President Xi Jinping at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Richard Painter, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer under
former President George W. Bush, tells the AP that Ivanka Trump should
stop seeking valuable overseas trademarks at the same time that she’s an
unpaid official at the Trump White House.
“Put the business on hold and stop trying to get trademarks while you’re
in government,” he said.
She is a private citizen and she can buy Russian vodka and
resale it here. From what I understand, she too, is not
on the WH payroll.
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The Village Idiot here says that Ivanka is "a private citizen," most
conveniently forgetting/overlooking/ignoring in true Village Idiot fashion
that she in her role - paid or unpaid - as "special assistant" to The
Whining Donald has considerable influence in the executive branch of the US.
Of course, given all the millions upon millions to be bestowed upon her
private business enterprises - thanks in large part to her role as "special
assistant" to The Whining Donald, the issue of being paid or not is at
bottom a moot issue.
The key issue here is one of ethics and conflicts of interest. The Village
Idiot, as clearly substantiated by his many Village Idiot posts, has utterly
and completely no concept whatsoever of ethics and conflicts of interest...a
position well understood and taken advantage of by The Whining Donald and
his Whining Donald minions - including the members of his Whining Donald
family. In fact, it is abundantly clear that Ivanka herself - as a member
of The Whining Donald's staff - has yet to divorce herself from her business
interests. Truly and most honestly, for the likes of The Whining Donald and
his Whining Donald minions - including members of The Whining Donald's
family - issues like ethics and conflicts of interest are for others and not
at all for folks like themselves...as well illustrated in this Ivanka
instance....while The Whining Donald and his Whining Donald minions -
including the members of The Whining Donald family - reap unrestrictedly the
financial rewards/benefits of The Whining Donald being US President.
Now, of course, the Village Idiot will perform for us his obligatory
Intellectual Coward ploy to run yet again away from the issue, of course
with his tail snug between his legs, back into that deep dark despicable
hole of his under his rock!