Shocking news today from government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) who are reporting that Ivanka Trump won first trial approval for 16 new Chinese trademark. The trademarks cover basic fashion items like handbags, shoes, and jewelry, but also include some rather random and questionable items like sausage casing, nursing homes, and — most surprisingly — voting machines.
Mind you, her winning Chinese trademarks for voting machines comes just weeks after her father’s administration accused China of meddling in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
“Ivanka receives preliminary approval for these new Chinese trademarks while her father continues to wage a trade war with China,” CREW said Monday in a statement. “Since she has retained her foreign trademarks, the public will continue to have to ask whether President Trump has made foreign policy decisions in the interest of his and his family’s businesses.”
Not sure what all the far-ranging implications of this are, but the mind reels at the potential corruption.
Read the whole article at ThinkProgress. (Photo: Avalon Red)