Strange headline, yes, but someone has to defend Ivanka Trump after what department store Nordstrom did to her. So President Donald Trump spoke his mind on the issue, saying Nordstrom — an American company struggling to compete with online retailers who employ many overseas coders — treated his daughter unfairly when it dropped her line. Nordstrom said it’s dropping the Ivanka stuff because the brand underperformed. Critics believe that the president’s castigating a US company because it made a business decision detrimental to his daughter’s bottom line is wrong and diminishes the executive office. Not only did Trump’s private account issue a statement, but the official POTUS account retweeted it.
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
Trump called Ivanka a “great person” who is “always pushing me to do the right thing!” That the POTUS made doing the right thing sound like it was difficult and against his instincts was accidental, no doubt. Nordstrom did not in any way indicate that Ivanka Trump was not a great person, only that the brand was not making enough money.