Kellyanne Conway Apologized to Donald Trump after Ivanka Clothing Line Comments
Feb 11, 2017 08:45 PM EST
Top adviser to Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, apologized to The U.S President on Thursday after her remarks about his daughter Ivanka Trump's garments line amid a TV meeting, said a senior organization from the White House.
According to CNN, The President communicated to her in that meeting that he upheld her up "completely" the authority said. The authority likewise said that the President hated the word "counseled" - as was utilized by press secretary Sean Spicer in the White House briefing on Thursday in reference to the White House reaction to Conway's remarks.
"POTUS supports me, and millions of Americans support him & his agenda", said Conway on her twitter account, with a link to an Associated Press news story about the President's support in the wake of the feedback of her remarks - highlighting that she had Trump's support.
Conway, in a Fox News live interview, asked viewers Thursday to 'go buy Ivanka's stuff' after Nordstrom and several other stores said they were changing their association with Ivanka Trump's clothing line in light of poor sales performance.
"Go buy Ivanka's stuff, is what I would tell you. It's a wonderful line. I own some of it. I fully -- I'm going to just, I'm going to give a free commercial here: Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online," Conway said.
Her remarks could cross paths of a federal law that bars public employees from making a support and endorsement of any item or product, administration or enterprise, or for the private pick up of companions, relatives, or people with whom the representative is associated in a nongovernmental limit.
Both Republicans and Democrats censured the White House for Conway's remark. Representative Elijah Cummings, a Democrat, and Jason Chaffetz, Republican executive of the House Oversight Committee, co-composed a letter to the Office of Government Ethics Thursday, requesting that the administration office examine Conway's remarks.
Since Trump is a definitive specialist on denouncing Conway, the letter stated, that they are requesting that the administration to use authority Congress granted to recommend to [Trump] the appropriate disciplinary action be brought against Conway.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday that Conway was 'counseled' on the remark, however declined to expand on what that implied.
"That is it," Spicer said.
The White House counsel's office conversed with Conway on Thursday morning, not long after her appearance,reported The New York Times. The insight's office informed her that what she said was inconsistent with White House ethical rules.