Two more retailers have pulled the plug on Ivanka Trump’s (made in various parts of Asia, definitely not the USA) clothing line. From the New York Times:
Last week, employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls got very clear instructions about where to put signs for Ivanka Trump products: in the garbage.
The TJX Companies, the retailers’ parent company, told employees not to display Ivanka Trump merchandise separately and to throw away Ivanka Trump signs, according to a note to employees on Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times.
“Effective immediately, please remove all Ivanka Trump merchandise from features and mix into the runs,” the note read. “Runs” refers to the normal clothing racks where the majority of products hang. “All Ivanka Trump signs should be discarded.”
This morning, Donald Trump publicly called out Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line from their stores. His mockable mouthpiece, Sean Spicer, addressed the decidedly un-presidential and unprofessional move in the daily press briefing, saying the decision to pull the clothing line (which Nordstrom says was from lackluster sales) was an attack on Ivanka Trump and Donald was only standing up for her:
Moments later he called the decision to drop Ivanka’s clothing line a “direct attack on his policies and her name.”
HALLIE JACKSON: Two for you here. Playing off of the question on the business activity that is you described the president taking offense to. Nordstrom has said it was not a political decision. It was a business decision. Ivanka Trump, as you know, has said she has divorced herself, separated herself from the business. So how is she being treated unfairly if she’s not a part of..
SEAN SPICER: Well, I think there is clearly a targeting of her brand and it’s her name still out there, so she’s not directly running the company, it’s still her on it and there’s clearly efforts to undermine that name based on her father's position based on particular policies that he has taken. This is a direct attack on his policies and her name.
Here’ s a newsflash for Donald Trump and his supporters: this is how the “free market” they love so very much works. Stores discontinue selling products that aren’t performing well.