President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter yesterday that his daughter Ivanka was treated unfairly by Seattle based Nordstrom after the retailer confirmed that they dropped her clothing line last week.
Trump tweeted yesterday, “My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”
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
White House Spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters yesterday that Nordstrom’s decision to drop Ivanka’s clothing line and brand is an attack on President Trump’s policies and Ivanka.
However, a reliable Nordstrom source who is familiar with the matter, confirmed with me yesterday that the decision to drop Ivanka’s clothing line was 100 percent business related based on declining sales of her brand which occurred for over a year, and politics played no role whatsoever in the decision.
President Trump isn’t appearing presidential as he uses his political influence and reputation to make uninformed blanket statements about internal business practices of a U.S. business that impacts a personal family member.
It isn’t the first time Trump has used his influence to weigh in about his opinion of different U.S. businesses.
After Trump received a $ 60,000 donation from L.L. Bean heir Linda Bean, he tweeted “People will even support you more now. Buy L.L. Bean.”
Last year, President Trump has called for Americans to boycott Apple over its encryption policies after the F.B.I. demanded that the Cupertino based company help them to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers.
Trump also encouraged a ban of Apple last year because the company outsources some of its manufacturing to China.