Eli Ridder | Report
United States presidential advisor Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday she decided to starting closing up her namesake fashion brand that sells female clothing and accessories worldwide.
Trump, 36, left her role at the brand around a year ago before becoming a presidential advisor to her father, Donald Trump, as part of the violation of ethic rules that attempt to guard the White House from corruption.
The restrictions not only limited her role with the company, but placed limitations on overall operations, with CNN reporting that she decided it made no sense to keep the brand running if she didn’t plan to return to it after her father’s presidency.
Dropping the company means that she may be considering pursuing a career beyond her current position in public policy, but there has been no official statement or report confirming any ambitions on her part.
A public statement from Trump on Tuesday marked the success of the Ivanka Trump brand, saying that “when we first started this brand, no one could have predicted the success that we would achieve.”
“After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington,” she said.
Trump said the decision was the “only fair outcome for my team and partners”, adding that “I am beyond grateful for the work of our incredible team who has inspired so many women; each other and myself included.”
Ivanka Trump has come under fire for wearing her products during speeches and interviews on her father’s campaign trail and for keeping ownership of the fashion brand while advising the U.S. president.
More details to follow. Image of Ivanka Trump from Odisha Samaya.