White House website promotes Melania Trump’s modeling and jewelry line
It appears to have been changed it now reads: “Melania is also a successful entrepreneur. In April 2010, Melania Trump launched her own jewelry collection.” SEE: https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/first-lady-melania-trump
The Washington Post
© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, second from left, together with his family, including Melanie Trump, third from left, speaks in the lobby of Trump International Hotel in Washington during the hotel’s grand…
Visitors to the newly revamped White House website get more than a simple rundown of first lady Melania Trump’s charitable works and interests — they also get a list of her magazine cover appearances and details on her jewelry line at QVC.
Trump’s biography starts with traditional details such as her date of birth in her native country of Slovenia and information about her background as a model. That’s when the brief backgrounder takes a promotional turn. The website includes a lengthy list of brands that hired her as a model and several of the magazines in which she appeared, including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
It is not uncommon for the White House to note the accomplishments of the first lady in her official biography, but Trump’s decision to include a detailed list of her media appearances is unusual.
The site also lists the brand names of Trump’s jewelry lines sold on QVC, at a time when questions have been raised by critics about the ethical implications of the family’s business entanglements.
“Melania is also a successful entrepreneur. In April 2010, Melania Trump launched her own jewelry collection, ‘Melania™ Timepieces & Jewelry,’ on QVC,” the site reads.
President Trump has been criticized for failing to fully sever ties with his famous business empire. He announced earlier this month that he would turn over control of his businesses to his two adult sons, but critics say he has not gone far enough. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington tweeted Friday that Trump is in violation of the emoluments clause in the Constitution, which bars elected officials from profiting from the office they hold.