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Donald Trump Defends Ivanka After Nordstrom Drops Line

| by Brendan Kelly

President Donald Trump has come to the defense of daughter Ivanka Trump after her label was dropped by department store giant Nordstrom.

The president tweeted his defense of his daughter on Feb. 8, following Nordstrom's Feb. 5 announcement that they would no longer carry Ivanka's clothing line in their stores.

"My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom," the president wrote on his Twitter page. "She is a great person - always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!"

Donald sent the tweet at 10:51 a.m. EST, 21 minutes after his daily intelligence briefing was scheduled to start, according to the Daily Mail.

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Nordstrom said in a statement that their decision to cease carrying Ivanka's clothing line was due only to the line's performance.

"We've said all along we make buying decisions based on performance," Nordstrom said in a statement. "We've got thousands of brands - more than 2,000 offered on the site alone. Reviewing their merit and making edits is part of the regular rhythm of our business."

According to Politico, Nordstrom issued a statement following the president's executive order banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries, in which the company declared their support of immigrants. The company's statement came just three days prior to the decision to drop Ivanka's clothing line.

Days before the department store chain announced that they would be dropping her line, the #GrabYourWallet campaign was launched, in which protestors pledged to boycott companies that do business with the Trump family. The campaign lets consumers know which businesses to avoid if they wish to avoid supporting companies that work with the Trumps. The campaign also lists companies whose board members donated to the president's 2016 campaign.

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According to the Daily Mail, the boycott has caused problems for companies such as L.L. Bean, which made news when it was revealed that a family member had donated a large sum of money to a Super PAC which supported Donald.

The president thanked the company for their support on his Twitter page, despite the company announcing that they do not hold a political stance.

"Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L. Bean for your great support and courage," Donald wrote on Twitter in January. "People will support you even more now. Buy L.L. Bean."

Sources: Daily MailPolitico / Photo credit: Ali Shaker/VOA/Wikimedia Commons

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