Ivanka Trump, seeking to avoid conflicts of interest, will forgo a promotional tour for her upcoming book and put the proceeds in a charitable fund. The charity will make grants of $132,000 each to the National Urban League and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the first daughter said in a statement Thursday. Trump said she won't make appearances on behalf of the work, "out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book."
Contributions from billionaires — including Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan — and corporations pushed President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to a new fundraising benchmark of $106.7 million, roughly twice the previous record set by former President Barack Obama’s first inauguration.
The special election will fill a seat once held by former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and more recently by Tom Price, the physician whom Trump appointed to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Democrats see the district as vulnerable because its well-educated and upper-income electorate gave only mild support to Trump. Price won it by 23 percentage points in November; Trump’s margin was fewer than two percentage points, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.