Trump Administration Goes to War with Nordstrom

Trump Administration Goes to War with Nordstrom

Yesterday Nordstrom, the Seattle-based department store chain, announced it will stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories. The decision was based on the sales performance of the first daughter’s brand. A Nordstrom spokesperson said it offers thousands of brands and cuts about 10 percent each year, based on performance. A few of Ivanka’s Bangladesh-made shoes are still available at a marked down in price. That didn’t stop a full on assault by the Trump administration.

Trump himself was first to go on the offensive, claiming Nordstrom had treated his daughter unfairly. In another tweet he praised his daughter, saying she always pushed him to do the right thing. First, he should not need his daughter’s encouragement to do the right thing, but if his assertion is true, she should have pushed him not to send that tweet. Trump obviously doesn’t understand that his job is now to work for all of the American people and their businesses, not the Trump family business. Perhaps his next executive order will mandate that all retail stores & flea market vendors carry all his family’s product lines, even if they are not selling.

As if Donald Trump’s inappropriate reaction wasn’t enough, Junior then decided to join the attack. Quoting a Breitbart story, Donald Trump Jr. called on his father’s supporters to boycott an American company to try to put them out of business and potentially cause 85,000 Americans to lose their jobs.

The Trump family then brought the full resources of the government of the United States of America into the fight. On Wednesday, the White House spokesman, Sean Spicer, defended Trump’s tweet in the daily press briefing: “I think this was less about his family business than an attack on his daughter.” He went on to say “For someone to take out their concern with his policy on a family member of his is not acceptable, and the president has every right as a father to stand up for them.”

Next on deck was Kellyanne Conway, who went on Fox & Friends to tell viewers to “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff!” By doing this it appears Kellayanne Conway may have just violated ban on Federal employee using public office for endorsement of product. 5 CFR 2635.702

So much for Trump removing himself from the family business.

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