Shortly after Nordstrom's dropped Ivanka Trump's fashion line, allegedly over poor sales, President Trump slammed the retail outlet on Twitter, saying they treated his daughter "unfairly" for obvious political reasons.
"My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!" the President tweeted.
Nordstrom's claimed the drop happened strictly for sales purposes.
"We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance," Nordstrom’s press spokesperson told Fortune magazine last week. "In this case, based on the brand’s performance, we’ve decided not to buy it for this season."
However, the drop came within days of Nordstrom's co-presidents Peter, Erik, and Blake Nordstrom slamming Trump's temporary refugee ban:
Last Friday an Executive Order was signed by the President of the United States related to immigration. This subject is one we’re watching closely; our family’s heritage, the company’s roots, and the diverse employees and customers we serve are top of mind.
When John W. Nordstrom came to the U.S. as an immigrant, he was given opportunities that allowed him to find a more prosperous and happy life. In so many ways, our humble beginnings and the work ethic and gratitude that goes with it helped shape the culture of our company top this day. Over 116 years we have been fortunate to be able to build on the foundation JWN laid for us; thanks to all of you who have chosen to bring your unique experiences and backgrounds to work here at Nordstrom every day.
We currently employ more than 76,000 people who comprise different races, ethnicities and genders. 'We literally have thousands of employees who are first and second generation immigrants. Every one of your unique qualities brings a richness that allows us to better reflect and serve the multi-cultured communities we're a part of and ultimately makes us a better company. We are a better place with you here, no doubt about it. It's important that we reiterate our values to all of you and make it clear that we support each of our employees. We will continue to value diversity, inclusion, respect, and you can count on that.
An industry expert also told Breitbart that no indication shows Ivanka Trump's fashion line had been doing poorly in sales.
"This is a classic example of a retailer making a decision based on their fear of standing up to political pressure – even on a limited scale," the expert said. "It was clear from their actions since last fall that Nordstrom would prefer to sell out to loud liberal groups who weren’t even regular Nordstrom consumers, just to avoid controversy."
Reports indicate that a counter-boycott has launched, with women promising to tear up their Nordstrom's cards in support of the First Daughter.