Trump spares Ivanka’s clothing line from his trade war with China – By Sarah K. Burris (rawstory.com) / April 6 2018
Senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump is directly benefiting from her father’s decision to slap China with tariffs, in that she will be exempt.
As ThinkProgress discovered buried in a Washington Post report, all clothing manufacturing companies will be exempt of the tariffs, including Ivanka’s fashion brand.
U.S. officials claim that they used a technical algorithm to decide how to exclude which goods from the tariffs. The goal was to have “the lowest consumer impact” as possible.
Trump, who is working for free at the White House, is still scoring $1.5 million from the Trump Organization, and her brand also makes about $1.5 million annually. The clothing has struggled since her father’s campaign began, while ethics experts have complained that she isn’t fully divested from the business. Once Trump began advocating for paid family leave, employees at her company revealed they had to fight to get such leave.