Ivanka Trump announced on Wednesday on Facebook that her scheduled tour to promote her upcoming book, “Women Who Work,” is cancelled because of ethics concerns.
“In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project. I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the perspective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election last November,” the First Daughter wrote. “Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances.”
The president’s daughter has an office in the White House and an official role in her father’s administration. Ivanka said her book is about “empowering women” and “equips readers with the best advice, tips” that she has learned throughout her life.
“Like many other professional women, I have juggled the demands that come with growing my family and building my businesses, and I realize that I am more fortunate than most,” she wrote.
“Women who Work” will be released on May 2 and is already available on Amazon for pre-order.
Ivanka used the Facebook post to announce the tour’s cancelation to also highlight charitable work she is currently doing.
“In order to extend the reach of those who will benefit from this book, I have established the Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund to receive the unpaid portion of my advance and future royalties received from Women Who Work and to make grants to charitable organizations that support the economic empowerment for women and girls,” she wrote.
Trump continued: “In the first wave of giving, the Fund will make grants of $100,000 each to the The National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, two innovative, forward-thinking organizations that have made it a priority to promote entrepreneurship and educational opportunities for women and girls in underserved communities.”