>> Just a day after President Trump blasted Nordstrom for ditching his daughter's clothing line, senior advisor Kellyanne Conway telling America from the White House to buy brand Ivanka, a move some say could be an ethics violation. In an interview with Fox News, Conway is saying, quote, go buy Ivanka's stuff.
I'm going to go get some myself today. Adding, I'm going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. Ethics expert say Conway's comments amounted to an advertisement violating ethics rules. The US House Oversight Committee chairman Democrat Elijah Cummings calling Conway's promotion of Ivanka's brand quote clearly over the line, unacceptable.
Reuters correspondent Ginger Gibson.>> Conflict of interest laws prohibit White House officials from explicitly endorsing specific products or brands. Kellyanne Conway, the White House tells us, has been counseled, meaning that the White House Counsel has informed her that that's a violation. The big question here is, what type of ramifications could it have?
Most of these things don't end up with prosecutions or other fines or problems. It ends up with warnings. It will be shocking if the first time this happened, we saw some type of response in terms of punishment.>> On Wednesday, the President drew criticism for attacking the retailer in a Tweet which he first posted from his personal account and then resent from his official White House account saying, my daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom.
She's a great person, always pushing me to do the right thing, terrible. Nordstrom, for its part, says the decision to pull Ivanka's line was based on performance, saying in a statement sales of the brand have steadily declined to the point where it didn't make good business sense for us to continue with the line for now.