Kellyanne Conway Just Did Something Really Illegal And Unethical For Ivanka Trump

The President's Counselor, Kellyanne Conway, has decided to give Ivanka's clothing line a free commercial on live television. And yes, it is illegal.

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You probably know by now that Ivanka Trump's clothing line has been dropped by American department store, Nordstrom.

Despite the company's reassurance this was not a political move, people (*ahem* President Donald Trump) believe otherwise.

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As a result, Trump has taken to social media to voice his annoyance at Nordstrom, tweeting the brand from his personal Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump and then retweeting his post on his official presidential Twitter account, @POTUS.

Oh, the vanity.

Of course, Trump's move further muddies the personal/professional relationship he has with his family businesses, especially considering Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, is one of Trump's senior advisors.

Trump's Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, confirmed the President's evident conflict of interest at a recent press briefing, revealing Trump acted as a father, not a President, in his conflict with Nordstrom.

He said: 'I think this is less about his family's business and an attack on his daughter.'

However, the President's Counselor, Kellyanne Conway, has decided the best form of retaliation against Nordstom is to give Ivanka's clothing line a free commercial on live television.

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In an interview with Fox & Friends yesterday, Conway praised Ivanka's business credentials and implored Americans: 'Go buy Ivanka's stuff, is what I would say.'

And, if you thought a White House representative advertising a brand from which the President's family directly profits is an ethical no-no – you'd be right.

As a result, the 50-year-old has now been hit with a formal ethics complaint by the watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Noah Bookbinder, CREW's executive director, explained the situation in a post on CREW's website, saying: 'The law is clear that public officials should not use their offices for their own private gain or the private gain of others... It's hard to find a clearer case of that kind of misuse of office than we saw today.'

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The letter went onto reveal Kellyanne was clearly working in an official capacity and was therefore in breach of Federal laws and ethics regulations.

The law is clear that public officials should not use their offices for their own private gain or the private gain of others.

Unsurprisingly, people are finding the situation so farcical, they can't help but laugh at it:

However, others aren't so amused.

Do we laugh, or do we cry?

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