IVANKA TRUMP has been clear about her reasons for pulling out of her forthcoming tour for the book she penned prior to her father, Donald, becoming president last year, telling People that she doesn't want it to become a conflict of interest having officially joined the Trump administration.
“In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project," she explained of Women Who Work (which is slated as a guide to "rewriting the rules of success"). "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 publicise the book through a promotional tour or media appearances."
Ivanka's personal projects, notably her her eponymous Fashion line, have been the subject of scrutiny since father assumed office in January. Much speculation has been made over the decision by certain retailers to drop her designer collections and the endorsement of her jewellery line by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, who told the world, “Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online" - an instruction that Ivanka was said to be very unhappy about at the time.
Her latest move to distance herself from any unwanted misconceptions comes two months after she stepped down from her role in her eponymous fashion company, relinquished her role in her father’s company, The Trump Organisation, and announced her intention to sell “all of her common stock and restructure her participation in The Trump Organisation transactions so that she no longer benefits from the profits,” according to Vanity Fair.
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In a similar vein, she also revealed that all profits from Women Who Work - as well as the remainder of the unpaid advance - will be donated to the Ivanka M Trump charitable fund, "which will initially make grants of $100,000 each to the National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America", reports People.