Earlier in the week the luxury department store Nordstrom announced that they will no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s clothing and shoe line. Nordstrom insists that their decision was not political but purely a business decision. President Trump, father if Ivanka Trump had something to say about that. My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly
Earlier in the week the luxury department store Nordstrom announced that they will no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s clothing and shoe line. Nordstrom insists that their decision was not political but purely a business decision. President Trump, father if Ivanka Trump had something to say about that.
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
President Trump’s tweet was retweeted over 20,000 times in less than 24 hours. Nordstrom has said when it first announced the drop and again multiple times in interviews and press releases that their decision was business based and not at all connected to the #Grabyourwallet movement that is trying to get retailers to drop Ivanka’s clothing line.
“We made this decision based on performance. Over the past year, and particularly in the last half of 2016, sales of the brand have steadily declined to the point where it didn’t make good business sense for us to continue with the line for now.“ A Nordstrom spokesman also said, “We’ve had a great relationship with the Ivanka Trump team,” the spokesperson continued. “We’ve had open conversations with them over the past year to share what we’ve seen and Ivanka was personally informed of our decision in early January.”
Though that didn’t stop Press Secretary Spicer from saying that Nordstrom’s decision is a “direct attack on his policies and her name.”
Spicer addresses Trump Nordstrom tweet: “This is a direct attack on his policies and her name” https://t.co/sRDFPughq9
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 8, 2017
Other retailers have recently dropped Ivanka’s line as well. Neiman Marcus has stopped selling her jewelry and The New York Times has reported that TJ Maxx must get rid of all Ivanka signage and mix her clothes with regular sale racks.
Norman Eisen, former special counsel on ethics to Former President Barack Obama said this, “It’s an example of why Donald Trump and his family needed to step away, needed to make a more definitive break, and I think it’s an abuse of the office of the presidency.” Others are concerned that because he is not divested in his financial holdings there are many conflict of interests. For instance, President Trump has encouraged people to buy L.L.Bean products which drew a lot of criticism since the founder’s granddaughter donated to a political action committee that supported his campaign for presidency.
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