Ivanka Trump Flops: Flammable Fabrics and Civic Forgetfulness

By Ephrat Livni, Esq. on April 12, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Apart from manufacturing cheaply made goods in China for import to the US, Ivanka Trump is helping her dad in his campaign to Make America Great Again (that's a trademarked phrase). Reportedly, she's struggling with both.

The daughter of the Donald and former model Ivanka Trump, a businesswoman, had 20,000 scarves recalled for flammability. Meanwhile her voter registration lectures turned out to be hypocritical, and neither Ivanka nor her brother Eric are registered to vote in the upcoming New York Republican primary. Let's take it one flop at a time.

A Burn Risk

Ivanka Trump probably has plenty of silk scarves and wouldn't wear her own synthetics unless she was trying to get us to buy them. The Washington Post reports that her kerchiefs were recalled last week because the Ivanka Trump brand does not meet fabric safety standards. Not very classy, right?

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of about 20,000 Trump scarves. It explained in a statement, "The scarves do not meet the federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a burn risk."

That said, there have been no reported injuries, except perhaps to Ivanka's dignity. Another blow soon followed.

Register This

Ivanka Trump has reportedly been lecturing voters on registration. Only she isn't properly registered, according to The Daily Beast, and won't be voting for dad in New York's Republican primary.

The face of voter registration for the Trump presidential campaign was so preoccupied with telling people what to do that she failed to register as a Republican. She is registered Independent but under New York rules would have had to note the changed affiliation by now to vote. Neither Ivanka nor her brother, Eric, will be voting for dad because both missed the boat and cannot participate in the closed primary.

Again, not very classy but dad was forgiving. Donald Trump, forced to answer for his children's embarrassing failure, spoke on Fox and Friends. He said, "They had a long time to register and they were, you know, unaware of the rules and they didn't, they didn't register in time. So they feel very, very guilty, they feel very guilty, but it's fine. I mean, I understand that."

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