State Department Office Promotes Ivanka Trump’s Book

Having apparently learned nothing from previous Trump White House ethical controversies regarding the promotion of Ivanka Trump’s businesses, a State Department office this week retweeted promotional materials for the first daughter’s new book—possibly violating federal rules against using public office for private gain. HuffPost reported Thursday that the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues on Wednesday retweeted the Trump daughter’s personal message promoting her book, Women Who Work—a book for which she has canceled a tour out of ethical concerns. “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,” Trump had said on Facebook.