Days before Donald Trump’s Inauguration, His Daughter Ivanka Trump decided that she’d be stepping out from her management role at the clothing and shoe brand that bears her name.
On Wednesday, Trump lashed out on Twitter at department store Nordstrom over its decision to stop carrying Ivanka Trump Product.
He tweeted saying, his daughter “has been treated so unfairly” by the retailing giant.
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
Sean Spicer, Trump’s press secretary, defended Trump’s tweet to reporters during a briefing on Wednesday, saying “He has every right to stand up for his family and applaud their business activities, their success.” He added, “This is a direct attack on his policies and her name.”
Nordstrom the retail outlet remarked on the matter, saying that the move was based on sales results, not politics.
In a statement, a spokeswoman said: “To reiterate what we’ve already shared when asked, we made this decision based on performance. Over the past year, and particularly in the last half of 2016, sales of the brand have steadily declined to the point where it didn’t make good business sense for us to continue with the line for now. We’ve had a great relationship with the Ivanka Trump team. We’ve had open conversations with them over the past year to share what we’ve seen and Ivanka was personally informed of our decision in early January.”