Politics

Nordstrom Drops Ivanka's Products, President Attacks

| by Michael Allen

President Donald Trump attacked Nordstrom on Feb. 8 because the department-store chain is dropping his daughter's products.

Trump tweeted: "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by [Nordstrom]. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!"

Nordstrom said that it made the decision based on sales, notes Bloomberg News: "In this case, based on the brand’s performance, we’ve decided not to buy it for this season."

The Grab Your Wallet campaign has called on shoppers to boycott Trump-branded items.

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Shannon Coulter, a co-founder of Grab Your Wallet, reacted to the Nordstrom news: "I am absolutely thrilled, and I know the vast majority of Grab Your Wallet participants will be as well."

Rosemary Young, senior director of marketing at Ivanka's brand, said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg News:

The Ivanka Trump brand continues to expand across categories and distribution with increased customer support, leading us to experience significant year-over-year revenue growth in 2016. The strength of a brand is measured not only by the profits it generates, but the integrity it maintains.

RawStory.com notes some of the Twitter responses to the president's tweet on Feb. 8:

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[RealDonaldTrump] [Nordstrom] that's the free market snowflake.

Nordstrom has rightly just been added to the terror watch list. Kellyanne Conway to speak on today's massacre shortly.

[RealDonaldTrump] [Nordstrom] they dumped her at the last minute she never saw it coming like you did to your wife's.

[RealDonaldTrump] Business decision. Most Nordstrom shoppers dislike YOU. Your disastrous trainwreck has rubbed off on Ivanka. Tough!

The President has now spent more time attacking Nordstrom than he has Vladimir Putin.

The New York Times reports that T.J. Maxx and Marshalls issued this memo to their stores last week: "Effective immediately, please remove all Ivanka Trump merchandise from features and mix into the [racks where merchandise is grouped together]. All Ivanka Trump signs should be discarded."

Doreen Thompson, a spokeswoman for the stores' parent corporation TJX Companies, emailed a statement to the newspaper:

The communication was intended to instruct stores to mix this line of merchandise into our racks, not to remove it from the sales floor. We offer a rapidly changing selection of merchandise for our customers, and brands are featured based on a number of factors.

Sources: Bloomberg News, Donald J. Trump/Twitter, The New York Times, RawStory.com / Photo Credit: IvankaTrump.com

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