New York Magazine reports:
In her effort to make a can of beans the latest totem of the culture war, the tweet from the senior adviser to the president also appears to violate the ethical standards for executive branch employees, who may not use public office for private gain or “for the endorsement of any product.”
Past examples of White House officials endorsing products — specifically, Trump-family products — include Kellyanne Conway telling a Fox News audience to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff” and the president’s advertising of his Doral resort as the potential site of the G-7.
If it’s Goya, it has to be good.
Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020
White House advisor Ivanka Trump promoting Goya seems like it could raise potential ethics issues since executive branch employees other than the president are prohibited from using public office “for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise” https://t.co/2wFzP8Uez8
— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) July 15, 2020
Senior advisor to the President endorsing a product – using the company’s own advertising line. Ethics rules do not allow it – and pretty much unimaginable in previous administrations. https://t.co/j3GjFfS1Em
— Chris Jansing (@ChrisJansing) July 15, 2020
Si es Trump, tiene que ser corrupto 💸 https://t.co/Ti3oxFO6oY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 15, 2020
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 15, 2020