Ivanka Trump

Adult daughter

  • November 2007 Ensures investors of a Baja condo project that later goes defunct that all Trump projects were immune to slowdown, and features in a promotional video to investors. (LATimes)
  • 12/22/11 Comes under fire for copying a shoe design by famed designer Derek Lam. (Gawker)
  • May 2012 Avoids a federal indictment for willfully misleading investors in a SoHo property by employing Donald Trump's attorney Mark Kasowitz, who made campaign contributions to the elected D.A. and got the case dismissed. (NewYorker)
  • 9/10/13 Personally donates $500 to Florida AG Pam Bondi, who received a total of $25,000 from the Trump family and subsequently consolidated and dropped multiple complaints against Trump University. (NYT)
  • 8/24/16 The New York State Supreme Court awards Indian company KGK a $2.4 million judgment against Madison Avenue Diamonds, the company behind the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry brand, for breach of contract in not timely paying its bills. (JCKOnline)
  • 10/2/15 Flagship jewelry store shutters and “stripped clean” without announcement. (Racked.com)
  • 2/17/16 Criticized by PETA for using Chinese rabbit fur in her merchandise. (CNN)
  • 3/8/16 In one analysis, determined that 838 out of 838 Ivanka products are not made in the U.S. (PBS)
  • 3/21/16 Is reported that Ivanka's fashion company copied shoe designs by Aquazzura and sold the knock-offs for a fraction of the price of the originals. (Mashable)
  • 4/6/16 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission forces her to recall 20,000 Ivanka-brand scarves by for not meeting federal flammability standards and posing a burn risk. (WaPo)
  • 6/22/16 The day after the Republican National Convention, she tweets a sales blurb promoting the dress she wore the night before, with a link to the Macy’s page. (LATimes)
  • 7/14/16 Is named a material witness in a $250 million tax evasion scheme involving Trump Organization properties. (NYTimes)
  • 9/14/16 Proposes on the campaign a maternity leave plan that contains the following issues: (RollingStone)
    • Allows for six weeks of maternity leave. (Hillary Clinton's proposal is twelve weeks, the int'l average is 15 weeks)
    • Does not accomodate paternity leave at all.
    • Does not address same-sex couples or single fathers.
  • 9/14/16 In an interview, is unable to address specific provisions of her maternity leave plan, and when cornered responds with the same lines repeated previously before terminating the interview. (interview transcript via Cosmopolitan)
  • October 2016 Launches the #womenwhowork campaign, which is a clothing line for affluent women that masquerades as a feminist stance on working women generally. (NYMagazine)
  • 11/15/16 The day after a 60 Minutes interview, sends out an "email blast" to retailers that sell her jewelry encouraging them to promote the sale of a $10,800 bracelet she wore during the interview. (NYDailyNews)
  • 11/18/16 Sits in on the first meeting between President-elect Trump and a foreign leader, Japan's Shinzo Abe. Does not hold security clearance or any position in government. Was recently tapped to run her father's businesses in order to avoid conflicts of interest. (NYT)
    • 12/4/16 Is revealed that Ivanka was in the middle of closing a business deal with a Japanese majority-owned company, Sanei International, during her sit-in of the Shinzo Abe meeting. (NYT)
  • 12/16/16 Overwhelming pushback on questions of ethics concerns forces Ivanka and the Trump Campaign at large to cancel a 45-minute private meeting with Ivanka that was being sold to the highest bidder. The bid had run for 10 days and reached $72,888 before being closed. (NYT)
  • 12/22/16 A group of artists demand that she take their art down from the walls of her home. (Hill)(protest homepage)
  • 2/2/17 Nordstrom cuts Ivanka-branded merchandise from all their stores due to abyssmal sales figures. (MSN)
  • 2/21/17 New York State has filed a tax warrant against Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry for $5,000 in unpaid taxes. (DailyMail)
  • 3/20/17 Is announced that Ivanka is to have an office in the West Wing, where she will continue her role as senior advisor as well as run her retails businesses. (WaPo)
  • 3/31/17 An ethics filing released by the White House reveals that Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner will remain the beneficiaries of a business worth up to $740 million despite newly minted jobs at the White House. Ivanka will also retain a stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. (NYT)
  • 4/6/17 Gets three trademarks approved in China in the same day that she meets with President Xi at Mar-a-Lago. (Hill)
  • 4/25/17 Booed and hissed at during a panel at the W20 Summit in Berlin while mentioning and defending her father as a "tremendous champion of supporting families." (NYT)
  • 4/25/17 A factory audit reveals that workers at a factory in China used by the company that makes clothing for Ivanka's fashion line and other brands worked nearly 60 hours a week to earn wages of $62 a week. (WaPo)
  • 5/5/17 In her self-help book Women Who Work, Ivanka compares the experience of an actual African American slave to being a slave to a busy schedule. (Atlantic)
  • 5/21/17 On her father's first official trip abroad, while visiting Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE pledge $100 million toward a fund for women that was built by Ivanka Trump. (Hill)
  • 5/30/17 A man investigating working conditions at a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes is arrested and two others are reported missing. (WaPo)
  • 5/30/17 Tweets the following on Memorial Day: "Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay," with a link to her website. (CNN)
  • 6/24/17 Ordered to give a deposition in a lawsuit after being accused by an Italian designer of copying almost identically several high fashion shoe designs. (CNN)
  • 7/6/17 Despite being a self-described supporter of equal pay for women, the White House gender pay gap grows to over triple its size prior to her father taking office. (Independent)
  • 7/7/17 Briefly takes her father's seat at a meeting with other top world leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, sitting adjacent to Chinese president Xi Jinping, British PM Theresa May, Turkey's Recep Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (CNN)
  • 7/19/17 Over 20 Democratic members of the House send a letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe asking him to "conduct a review of a potentially serious issue involving" Ivanka having properly filled out Standard Form 86, the security clearance form required for federal employees. (Yahoo)(letter)
  • 8/30/17 Backs the White House initiative to end an Obama-era policy that would have required business owners to document how much they pay their workers alongside their gender, race and ethnicity. (WSJ)(Newsweek)
  • 9/25/17 Is reported that Ivanka has used personal email and devices to correspond with White House officials and cabinet members. (Politico)
  • 9/26/17 Is reported that the identity of the Chinese manufacturers which make Ivanka's merchandise have become more shrouded in secrecy than ever before. (Independent)
  • 10/3/17 Along with husband Jared Kushner re-routed their personal email accounts to computers run by the Trump Organization in the middle of public scrutiny in late September over their use of private email accounts for White House business. (USAToday)
  • 10/21/17 Is reported that Ivanka's federal financial disclosure report does not include her past involvement with the Trump Foundation, which remains under investigation for self-dealing. (Newsweek)
  • 11/2/17 Is reported that Ivanka used private emails with top Cabinet and White House officials to discuss government business for months. (Newsweek)
  • 12/17/17 Is sued along with husband Jared Kushner for illegal omissions on their public financial disclosure forms, failing to identify assets owned by 30 investment funds that they had stakes in. (Politico)
  • 12/19/17 Causes a number of Connecticut parents to pull their kids from school when it is announced that Ivanka is making a surprise visit. (Hill)
  • 1/6/18 Is reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating an interaction between Ivanka and a Russian lawyer surrounding a Trump Tower meeting during the campaign. (Hill)
  • 1/14/18 Is reported by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington that the price of the "Ivanka Suite" at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. more than doubles to $2,134 per night. (Newsweek)
  • 2/4/18 Nordstrom announces that it will not carry Ivanka's products in its stores. (Elle)
  • 2/23/18 While visiting South Korea, briefs President Moon Jae-in on her father's new North Korea sanctions despite lacking a permanent security clearance typically required to access classified information. (Newsweek)
  • 2/26/18 In an interview with NBC, says that she believes that her father is innocent of all sexual misconduct allegations, and supports considering arming teachers in school in order to mitigate mass shootings. (NBC)
  • 2/27/18 Chief of Staff John Kelly says that Ivanka is "playing government." (Newsweek)
  • 3/2/18 F.B.I. counterintelligence officials scrutinize Ivanka's negotiation and financing surrounding a hotel in Vancouver, probing for elements which would make her vulnerable to pressure from foreign agents, including China. (CNN)
  • 5/28/18 China awards Ivanka 7 new trademarks across a broad collection of businesses while father Donald Trump simultaneously pushes forward a plan to lift a ban on Chinese telecom ZTE. (NYT)
  • 6/11/18 Ethics filings reveal that Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner bought and sold as much as $147 million in real estate and other assets while working in the White House in 2017, and that there is scant documentation on who they ultimately transacted with or the real market value of the assets were. The couple's real estate holdings and investments increased from $761 million to $811 million in the year. (NYT)
  • 6/14/18 The New York State attorney general sues the Donald J. Trump Foundation for sweeping violations of campaign fianance law, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign. The suit seeks to dissolve the foundation and bar Trump and his three children, Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka, from serving on nonprofit organizations. (NYT)
  • 6/29/18 Top advisor to Ivanka Maggie Cordish leaves her position, without any plans to replace her. (Politico)
  • 7/9/18 Father Trump's tariffs levied against China do not include the clothing industry, which includes much of Ivanka's business with China. (HuffPost)
  • 7/16/18 Canada's largest department store chain Hudson's Bay, which owns Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, announces that it will no longer carry Ivanka-branded clothing shoes or accessories. (WaPo)
  • 7/24/18 Announces the closing of her namesake fashion brand, citing frustrations with conflict of interest rules after taking a senior adviser position at the White House. (WSJ)
  • 11/6/18 Is reported that China granted initial approval for 16 new trademarks for Ivanka, including for voting machines. It is the largest number of new Chinese trademarks her company has received in a single month since her father took office. (Reuters)
  • 11/19/18 Is reported that Ivanka "sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules." (WaPo)
  • 12/15/18 Is revealed that Ivanka brokered a deal between the non-profit Trump Inaugural Committee and the Trump Hotel in D.C., initially suggesting over double the normal rate. (Newsweek)
  • 1/4/19 The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) cites that Ivanka has violated conflict of interest laws by participating in the implementation of a program that gives tax breaks for investors in so-called "opportunity zones." (CNN)
  • 1/21/19 The Chinese goverment grants five more trademarks for Ivanka's defunct company, for child care centers, sunglasses and wedding dresses. (AP)
  • 3/21/19 A lawyer for Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner accidentally admits that the couple use private WhatsApp accounts to conduct official business. (NYT)
  • 4/4/19 Financial disclosure revisions reveal that Ivanka and her husband Jared have a "pattern of trouble with their filings," with Ivanka having submitted six amendments to his financial disclosure filing in 2018, five in one month. (Newsweek)
  • 7/2/19 Makes headlines after awkwardly inserting herself into multiple conversations between world leaders at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (CNN)
  • 10/24/19 Falsely claims that her father was instrumental in a quantum computing breakthrough announced by Google, tweeting about "quantum supremacy." (Independent)
  • 10/28/19 Is reported that despite announcing that she has shut down her fashion brand IT Collection LLC, has continued to make tradmark applications for the company. (Newsweek)