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Ivanka Trump promises to donate book profits to charity

21 April 2017

Trump also said she will not do any publicity for the book, "out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role" to promote it.

Her post also announced the creation of the Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund, which will receive all proceeds from the book and the unpaid half of her advance, and will donate $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and $100,000 to the National Urban League.

She hails the groups as "two innovative, forward-thinking organizations that have made it a priority to promote entrepreneurship and educational opportunities for women and girls in underserved communities". Ivanka said her book is about "empowering women" and "equips readers with the best advice, tips" that she has learned throughout her life.

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The issue of how to handle the book has become thornier since her father Donald Trump was elected president in November.

The White House said Ivanka planned to give up some income, minimize certain assets, and promised she will recuse herself from policy matters that may pose conflict of interest concerns. It will contribute all future royalties that are in excess of the advance to the fund during the period from May 1, 2017, to May 1, 2022, according to the statement. The first grants, worth $100,000 each, will support an Urban League program for entrepreneurs, and a Boys & Girls Clubs' program on science, technology, engineering and math for girls and underrepresented youth.

Excerpts of the book were available on Amazon Thursday.

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And since Ivanka solidified her role in her father's administration by taking an office in the West Wing, there have been more calls for Ivanka to separate herself from her business ventures.

Last year, Trump skipped a Republican debate to raise money for veterans' charities.

The president's eldest daughter will visit Berlin "at the direct invitation" of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House noted, to participate in the Women's 20 Summit.

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Ivanka Trump promises to donate book profits to charity