The White House said Thursday that presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway has been “counseled,” after urging viewers in a TV interview to buy products from the clothing line of presidential daughter Ivanka Trump.
“Kellyanne has been counseled, and that’s all we’re going to go on,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. He did not elaborate.
During an interview on Fox News earlier Thursday from the White House, Mrs. Conway told viewers, “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”
“I own some of it. I fully, I’m gonna just going to give a free commercial here,” she said. “Go buy it today everybody. You can find it online.”
Critics accused her of breaking federal ethics rules. She was responding to moves by Nordstrom and other stores to pull Ivanka Trump’s merchandise, which the White House has said was politically motivated.