Unfair Competition Allegations
In an article for The Christian Science Monitor, Kirk Hanson comments on a lawsuit filed by a small San Francisco clothing chain against Ivanka Trump's brand.
“There’s no question that the prominence of the Trump family in government creates advantages in the commercial world,” said Hanson. “The Trump brands will generate an unending series of lawsuits over the next four years because the conflict of interest is real and unresolved.”
“To my knowledge, this is the first time a first family has had so many business conflicts of interest in American history,” he added. “We will learn a lot from the next four years, and it may lead to a reassessment of our ethics laws and exemptions we grant for the president and for advisors who don’t hold formal White House jobs.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)