President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Nordstrom for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.
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
Last week, Nordstrom, the Seattle-based retail giant, told The Seattle Times it would no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing and accessories.
Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, is a senior adviser to President Trump. She does not have an official role within the White House but is among the most influential people in her father’s inner circle.
Nordstrom said the decision to drop Ivanka Trump’s line was based on sales performance.
“We’ve got thousands of brands,” a Nordstrom spokesperson told the Seattle newspaper. “Each year we cut about 10 percent and refresh our assortment with about the same amount. In this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”
But the department store has been under tremendous pressure to separate itself from controversial first family. Some groups are pushing for boycotts of retailers that sell Trump products.