Donald Trump Jr. lashed out at a reporter in defense of his sister Ivanka for pointing out that she violated ethics laws by promoting a Goya product on Twitter.
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue has been under fire for praising Donald Trump’s presidency, remarks that sparked a boycott of the company. Despite this, Unanue has only doubled down on his support for Trump, whose family is now openly promoting Goya products. On Tuesday evening, Ivanka promoted a can of Goya beans on Twitter in her official capacity as a White House advisor.
Ethics experts say that her post violates federal ethics laws, since Ivanka uses her Twitter account to conduct government business.
New York Times reporter Peter Baker also noted the ethics violations, resulting in Don Jr. jumping to Ivanka’s defense.
Well good thing she used her PERSONAL Twitter and literally none of those things you mentioned, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone. https://t.co/7fIxDUpLlh
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 15, 2020
Again, Ivanka works in the White House and uses her personal Twitter account to conduct government business. Therefore, she is violating ethics laws by promoting a Goya product, especially since it appears to be a quid pro quo to reward Goya for praising her daddy.
Social media took Don Jr. to the woodshed.
Personal Twitter while being paid by American tax payers for her role in the White House.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) July 15, 2020
Ohhhhhhh! Her PERSONAL Twitter, where she constantly tweets political tweets. That makes it okay.
— Amy (@AmysGotBirds) July 15, 2020
Yes, like this tweet to roll out her new political initiative. Same day, same outfit, same promotion (of “something”). All that’s missing is the can. pic.twitter.com/tNYQ21T7Rk
— Ignoreland (@KoolaidUSA) July 15, 2020
Ivanka’s “personal” Twitter bio says “Advisor to POTUS on job creation + economic empowerment, workforce development & entrepreneurship.” Sounds like the use of a “Government position or title” to me.
— JHinck (@HinckJon) July 15, 2020
The problem is your family is constantly co-mingling your ‘personal’ goods with those that belong to the state. Ethics is really impossible for your clan.
— MP (@MPFIED) July 15, 2020
The same “personal” account that she tweets from as an assistant to daddy. pic.twitter.com/FcJJpx9Hg0
— John Madincea 🇺🇸 🌊 (@jmadincea) July 15, 2020
DON’T WORK IN GOVERNMENT IF YOU NEED TO PIMP PRODUCTS ASSWIPE. There should not even be a WHIFF of impropriety.
— Tim Hannan (@TimHannan) July 15, 2020
So hillary using personal email was fine pic.twitter.com/FwpekEc48z
— Ned Schneebly (@its_schnayblay) July 15, 2020
Trump and his family should not be using their government positions to reward private companies for being friendly to them. Ivanka, like her father and her husband, should be investigated and subject to prosecution for this kind of corrupt behavior.
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