First lady Melania Trump (right) and President Donald Trump (second from right) pose with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 6, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

TrumPutin’s administration is a sham. The biggest joke is how is how it has continued to run outside interests like hotels and a clothing label (I’m looking at you, Ivanka!) while also fake-running the country.

So, surely the administration would argue that it was merely coincidental that while the TrumPutins were dining with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife at nasty Mar-a-Lago April 6, Ivanka Trump’s company just happened to get approved for three new trademarks by none other than the Chinese government.


The latest international trademarks are part of a bunch of international trademarks the family have invested in since taking office. Ivanka’s Chinese trademarks would allow for branded bags, spa services and jewelry under Ivanka’s name.

“In addition to winning the approvals from China, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. after the election,” the Associated Press reports.

Which furthers the question of what the hell is Ivanka Trump doing in the White House. Seriously. She sits in on meetings with heads of state and clearly controls outside interests that benefit from said meetings. Other than being the daughter of the president and the president’s moral compass, which is also really weird, what the hell is she doing in the White House?! According to news reports, we bombed Syria because Ivanka was upset by the photos she’d seen showing the carnage of chemical weapons. We should be really disturbed by this. We should all be alarmed that this woman no one really knows has a seat this close to the button.

And let’s be clear about this: The White House is open for business, and it has been since TrumPutin was given the position by his cousin Mother Russia. This is a pay-for-play administration, and all of it is up for sale.


The New York Daily News reports that it isn’t the first time Ivanka’s business interest and the White House have colluded.

Remember when Kellyanne “Fuck Your Couch” Conway was on TV shouting out commercials for Ivanka’s shitty clothing line?!


“Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online,” Conway said.

Government-ethics watchdogs scolded the plugs, and the White House said that it “counseled” Conway.


And remember when President Twitter Fingers got to tweeting about how unfair he thought Nordstrom was being to his daughter for pulling her shitty cruisewear casuals off the floor?

And Ivanka ins’t the only one profiting off these relationships; the Daily News notes that since taking office, TrumPutin has had dozen of brands in his name approved in China and Mexico and also notes that the China trademark approvals came much faster than the time they would usually take.


But we know that TrumPutin isn’t running his businesses from the White House (wink, wink); his family (wink, wink) are in charge of that.

Doesn’t matter that “ethics experts have repeatedly pointed out that this runs the risk of violating the emoluments clause, a provision in the Constitution preventing the president from accepting gifts from foreign leaders,” the Daily News reports.


Let’s all pray that there is direct proof that other countries are approving Trump trademarks to court his favor because if that is the case (which we all know that it is), it could prove to be an impeachable offense.

Read more at the Associated Press and the New York Daily News.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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