Citing ethics concerns, Ivanka Trump says she won’t do book tour

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Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday that she will not promote her new book, citing ethic concerns.  

“Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances,” the first daughter and White House special counselor wrote in a Facebook post.

{mosads}Instead of a book signings, a tour or on-air interviews, Trump said she plans to donate her advance and all royalties from the book to charity.

Trump signed a deal to publish “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success,” about a year before her father, Donald Trump, won the election, while 17 Republican hopefuls still vied for the presidential nomination. 

“In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project,” she continued. “I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the perspective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election last November.”

The first daughter now works in an official government capacity for her father as a special counselor, which comes with strict government ethics rules.

She recently had to pull away from dealing with her company’s trademarks after facing another conflict of interest issue when the Chinese government approved three new trademarks while the president, the first daughter and the Chinese President Xi Jinping dined at Mar-a-Lago.

Ivanka Trump had previously pushed back the publication date of her book from March to May, citing momentous changes in her life.”  

The first daughter explains in her Facebook post that she plans to donate $100,000 of her advance to the Boys & Girls Club of America and another $100,000 of to the National Urban League, which will help to launch a new “women’s initiative.”

“It is my sincere hope that ‘Women Who Work’ serves as a powerful resource and that the book proceeds further benefit women and girls through the great work of the National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” she wrote.

It not yet clear where the rest of her book’s proceeds will be donated.

The book, she writes, includes “the best advice, tips and skills I’ve learned over the years from many incredible people, on subjects including identifying opportunities, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and building cultures where multidimensional women can thrive.”

Ivanka Trump published her first book, titled “The Trump Card” in 2009, which describes her life of being the daughter to the infamous business mogul. 

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