Ivanka Trump has closed her clothing line due to her ever increasing work in Washington, according to a statement from the President’s eldest daughter.
Although Ivanka handed over the day to day operations of her clothing company once her father took office, she still owned the business – a stance that raised questions about conflicts of interest, something that has plagued the Trump family since Mr. Trump became president. Since then her clothing line has seen falling sales amid different boycotts and some stores, including Nordstrom, pulled the entire line from their shelves.
Ivanka Trump issued a statement this week, saying, “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.”
Ivanka, who currently serves as a senior political advisor to her father, reportedly made her decision due to the restrictions placed on promoting the brand once her father took office, two sources close to Ivanka told the New York Times.