The President of the United States has just spoken to the American people about an urgent matter: The decision of a department store to drop a clothing line owned by his daughter.
In a mid-day tweet, President Trump took issue with Nordstrom for their decision to stop selling Ivanka Trump’s brand of clothes and footwear. The company said it cut Ivanka’s line because of low sales, which may, in part, have to do with a customer boycott launched by some Trump opponents.
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
Ivanka Trump has recently moved to Washington with her husband Jared Kushner, who now serves as a senior adviser to Trump. The couple are considered to have a moderating influence over the president and some media reports suggested that Trump tends to be more aggressive in his tweets and comments on Saturdays, when Ivanka and Jared, who are observant Orthodox Jews, are not there to advise him.
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Trump on Nordstrom’s Decision to Drop Ivanka: ‘Terrible!’
Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.