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Last month, Ivanka Trump confirmed that she would be exiting her company and had appointed Abigail Klem as the new president.
However, ProPublica reported Thursday that the first daughter is still “listed in New York state business filings as the chief executive officer of her eponymous jewelry companies in Florida and New York.” Although she previously included links to ivankatrump.com on her personal Instagram and Facebook pages, they have since been removed, according to the independent non-profit newsroom.
In response to the news, a rep for the Trump Organization told Pro Publica in a statement: “We are taking steps to update records in the various states and other jurisdictions consistent with governing law.”
In other Ivanka news, the Nordstrom department-store chain is cooling its relationship with the brand the first daughter founded in 2007, effective fall 2017.
A Nordstrom spokesperson tells THR: “We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance. We’ve got thousands of brands – more than 2000 offered on the site alone. Reviewing their merit and making edits is part of the regular rhythm of our business. Each year we cut about 10% and refresh our assortment with about the same amount. In this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”
It’s unclear whether the #GrabYourWallet movement, which encourages shoppers to boycott the Ivanka Trump brand and any Trump-affiliated products, had anything to do with the development Nordstrom.
The news comes on the heels of Ivanka, the person, getting criticized online for posting a date-night photo while dozens of refugees from Syria, Iraq and other banned countries were being detained at U.S. airports.
Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m: ProPublica reports that Alan Garten, the Trump Organization’s chief legal officer, stated that Ivanka Trump has signed all necessary paperwork to resign from her companies and that the filings are in the process of being updated with various states or are being sent. “Effective tomorrow, everything will be done,” he said.
Feb. 2, 6:09 p.m.: Nordstrom’s confirmation that it is dropping the brand for fall 2017.
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