President Trump Criticizes Nordstrom for Pulling Ivanka’s Clothing Line

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
February 8, 2017 Updated: February 8, 2017

President Donald Trump said Nordstrom’s decision to stop selling Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing and accessories is unfair.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday that she’s “been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom.” The president added that she’s “a great person—always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”

Last week, the clothing chain said it won’t sell Ivanka Trump’s clothing and merchandise, saying that it was based on the sales performance of her brand.

“Each year we cut about 10% [of brands carried] and refresh our assortment with about the same amount,” a representative for the chain told Business Insider. “In this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”

Nordstrom, based in Seattle, Washington, hasn’t immediately responded to an email seeking comment, AP reported.

Ivanka Trump has formally stepped down from leading the brand. Her husband, Jared Kushner, is a senior adviser to Trump, and while Ivanka doesn’t have an official role within the White House, she has influence.

Neiman Marcus and Belk have also stopped selling Ivanka’s fashion line.

“The Ivanka Trump brand continues to expand across categories and distribution with increased customer support, leading us to experience significant year-over-year revenue growth in 2016,” Rosemary Young, Ivanka Trump’s senior director of marketing, told BI last week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.