Is it just me, or is it really confusing to keep tabs on Ivanka Trump's role in the White House?
Earlier this year, the 35-year-old stepped down from her management and operations role at her eponymous clothing label, owned by the Trump Organization, to become assistant to President Donald Trump.
However, in the weeks since taking up her new role in the Oval Office, Trump's eldest daughter has managed to aggravate Planned Parenthood, won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks for Ivanka Trump products and revealed she is 'complicit', despite being unaware of the word's meaning.
So, it's probably a good thing the entrepreneur has announced she won't be going on tour with her upcoming book, Women Who Work, what with the whole 'breaching of government-ethics rules' thing going on.
Let's not forget that all White House staffers are governed by strict ethical guidelines and are prohibited from working on projects that stand to benefit their personal business interests.
Last week, Ivanka took to Facebook to announce the release of her latest book, which she describes as giving her readers her advice on 'subjects including identifying opportunities, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and building cultures where multidimensional women can thrive—now and in the future'.
However, she also took the opportunity to announce she would not be going on tour with her latest live.
She said: 'In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project. I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the perspective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election last November.'
'Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances,' she added.
As an official, unpaid federal employee, media appearances and a book tour would arguably present a conflict of interests for the businesswoman.
According to Politico, she landed the book deal in November 2015 when 'her father was still a longshot presidential candidate'.
USA Today notes that in January, the publication's release would be delayed for two months—from early March due to her father's new role as President of the US and her family's move to Washington D.C.
However, Ivanka has promised to her Facebook followers that she will donate a minimum £332,000 from the book towards the Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund (also known as the 'Fund') and all future royalties received in excess of the advance to the Fund during the period from May 1, 2017 to May 1, 2022.
Well, at least some good is coming from her book.