Ivanka Trump Promotes Her New Book on Social Media (Though Not in the Media)

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Ivanka Trump will continue to promote her new book on Twitter and Instagram, according to a spokeswoman, weeks after President Trump’s adviser and daughter pledged not to draw publicity through a promotional tour or media appearances.

Ms. Trump, who recently took an unpaidjob in the West Wing, raised eyebrows on Thursday when she plugged the book, “Women Who Work,” to her millions of followers on social media. In a Facebook post last month, she had pledged to abstain from other types of publicity “out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book.”

A spokeswoman said that Ms. Trump had decided to promote her book solely on social media after consulting with the Office of Government Ethics, and that her decision was “consistent” with the office’s guidance. A spokesman for the office declined to comment.

Federal ethics rules prohibit government employees from using their positions for private gain.

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Where’s Ivanka When We Need Her?

Ivanka’s got a new female empowerment book, and Dad’s going to war against women. Great week, gang.

In just the last few days, the Trump administration has taken steps to restrict health insurance coverage for contraceptives, while bullying the House into passing legislation that could send insurance rates for maternal health care soaring. Meanwhile, the president picked a new official to disseminate the administration’s thoughts about public health, and it’s a woman who believes that abortions cause breast cancer.

Triple score for the extreme right. I believe in hockey they call that a hat trick.

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