United States President Donald Trump did not take the news lightly that Nordstrom will no longer continue his daughter Ivanka's fashion collection. The president took to Twitter to rebuke the popular fashion retailer.
As reported by Business Insider, Nordstrom is the latest recipient of Trump's attacks against companies. However, this time the issue is more of a personal one than a political or economical in nature.
Jobs & Hire previously reported that Ivanka's fashion line, which includes clothing, shoes, and accessories, will no longer be available at Nordstrom. The fashion retailer denied that its decision was politically motivated and pointed to the weak performance of the president's daughter's fashion line.
It looks like Trump is among those who are not buying the reason that Nordstrom gave. Bloomberg News reported that Trump ranted about the unfair treatment that Ivanka received from Nordstrom. The president praised his daughter for being "a great person" who always advises him on his actions.
After tweeting his statement using his personal Twitter account, the president then used his official presidential Twitter account to retweet the message. White House press secretary Sean Spicer supported Trump's claims, saying that Nordstrom's action was clearly politically motivated. Trump's actions and that of his press secretary made some of his critic question whether he is using his position to bully companies into doing favors for his family.
Nordstrom's announcement that it will no longer make available Ivanka's fashion line may have been prompted by calls to boycott the products. After Nordstrom made its decision public, other retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Belk also announced that they will no longer sell products that are related to the president's daughter.
A spokesperson on behalf of Ivanka denied that sales of her fashion products are performing poorly. The representative said that Ivanak'as fashion line is actually expanding and distribution is widening.