Norm Eisen, former White House ethics and transparency czar, asserted on Thursday that Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway had broken federal regulations by promoting Ivanka Trump’s brand on the air.
During an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Conway reacted to Nordstrom’s recent decision to drop Ivanka product line.
“It’s a wonderful line. I own some of it,” Conway opined. “I fully — I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”
Later on MSNBC, Eisen accused Conway of breaking §2635.702, which forbids “use of public office for private gain.”
“By doing this ad — I have never seen anything like it — it’s a violation of the rules, pure and simple,” Eisen said. “I imagine that you are going to see complaints flowing in. The responsibility to oversee this in the first instance is with the White House counsel, Don McGahn. He’s going to need to look at the rules, look at the precedents and decide what range of penalties might apply.”
“And I think the Office of Government Ethics will also have a look at it,” he predicted. “So, it’s a serious matter.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC, broadcast Feb. 9, 2017.
Trump says there’s been ‘confusion’ — but urges supporters to mask up: ‘We have nothing to lose’
After months of casting doubt about wearing masks, President Donald Trump on Monday emailed his supporters about the "confusion" on the subject.
"We are all in this together, and while I know there has been some confusion surrounding the usage of face masks, I think it's something we should all try to do when we are not able to be socially distanced from others," Trump wrote in the email, that was posted online by multiple journalists.
I don't love wearing them either. Masks may be good, they may be just okay, or they may be great," the email read.
In the email, Trump referred to COVID-19 as "the China Virus."
Here’s why the coronavirus spike is especially devastating to rural communities
The first coronavirus hot spots in the country were densely-populated cities with international ports of entry, like New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle.
But the virus has now penetrated deep into rural areas around the country. And according to Politico, a new study has shed light on the catastrophic problems this has created for rural communities: more than half of U.S. rural communities have no ICU beds, forcing hospitals to transfer patients far away to other facilities that can accommodate severe COVID-19 cases.
Joy Reid medical expert blasts the president’s lies on coronavirus: ‘Trump needs to stay in his lane’
MSNBC anchor Joy Reid interviewed Dr. Bernard B. Ashby about the latest coming from the White House on the coronavirus pandemic.
"If, for instance, you did not test for pregnancy, does it mean you are not pregnant?" Reid asked.
Ashby, a cardiologist from Miami, praised the anchor on her new primetime show, "The ReidOut," but did not directly answer the question.
"And in terms of the whole discourse, the fact that I'm having to respond to Trump about clinical medicine is ridiculous," Dr. Ashby explained.
"Trump needs to stay in his lane. Like, we went to medical school for a long time, we did training for a long time to speak on exactly what ... we have the expertise to speak on and the fact that Trump is asserting himself in academic medicine, into clinical medicine is ridiculous," he explained.