As the Trump family transitions to its new role as the U.S.’s first family, potential conflicts of interest relating to the family's myriad businesses have started to come into focus.
As NBC News reports, President-elect Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka has her own fashion and jewelry lines, and in a “60 Minutes” interview about the presidency on Sunday, Ivanka Trump wore a $10,000 bracelet from her company’s collection. Wearing the bracelet is not the issue, but the “fashion alert” distributed by the company afterward promoting the bracelet as seen on the news program did call into question whether the Trumps would commit to avoid using their new positions of power to promote their various business interests.
The company has responded, saying that the sender of the alert was following usual pre-election protocol and that they are still making company-wide adjustments to their business practices. But in a family with so many business interests, there is the potential for more conflicts to come.