State Dept. Account Retweets, Then Deletes, Tweet Promoting Ivanka Trump’s New Book

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner listen to President Donald Trump speak in the Rose Garden of the White House following the House of Representative vote on the health care bill on May 4, 2017 (Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

An official State Department Twitter account retweeted a tweet promoting Ivanka Trump’s new book, “Women Who Work,” raising ethics questions. It has since been deleted.

“Thank you to my beautiful sisters for the support of my #WomenWhoWorkBook!” Ivanka Trump wrote in the initial tweet from her personal account, alongside photos of Tiffany and Lara Trump posing with the book.

It was retweeted by the @GenderAtState account, which is run by the Office of Global Women’s Issues, a policy office within the State Department focused on women’s rights and empowerment through foreign policy.

CNN reached out to the State Department and a spokesperson declined to comment.

The retweet comes less than two weeks after the State Department removed a blog post that touted President Donald Trump’s personally owned private Florida club, Mar-a-Lago. The post was available to all embassies through Share America, a State Department program for US embassies.

Trump herself has been sensitive toward ethics rules with the promotion of the book, which came out Tuesday.

“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,” she wrote in a Facebook post last month.

“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,” she wrote.

That said, Trump has actively promoted the book through social media this week, including the tweet showcasing her sisters.

On Thursday, she posted a video dancing in her kitchen with her young sons, linking to an article about the book.

“Little moments matter, especially for working moms!! #TBT to an after-work dance party with my boys. Working Mother Magazine outlined 10 additional things I have to say about motherhood in my #WomenWhoWorkBook,” she wrote.

Later in the day, she posted a photo of herself on the phone in the passenger seat of a car, linking to a Fortune article promoting the book.

“We could all use a few more hours in the day! Fortune has 7 of my most indispensable productivity tips on their site, courtesy of the #WomenWhoWorkBook,” she wrote.

She’s also Instagrammed two “business tips” from the book.