President Trump is taking to Twitter so the world can know that he is angry about his daughter being dropped by Nordstrom on Friday.
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) Feb. 8, 2017
When Nordstrom announced its decision on Friday, it claimed that Ivanka Trump's brand of footwear, jewelry and baby bedding was performing below expectations. "In this case, based on the brand’s performance, we’ve decided not to buy it for this season," the company explained in a statement released by Bloomberg.
In November, co-president Peter Nordstrom reportedly emailed his employees about the likely controversy over the fact that the chain was then carrying Ivanka Trump's products.
"We’ve heard from customers, including some who are long time loyal customers, threatening a boycott of Nordstrom if we continue to carry the line," the email said. "Similarly, we’ve heard from customers who say they will boycott Nordstrom if we stop carrying the brand. This is a sharply divisive subject. No matter what we do, we are going to end up disappointing some of our customers."
In related news, former White House associate director of public engagement Kal Penn noticed something suspicious about the timing of Trump's tweet:
White House schedule says his Daily Intelligence Briefing was at 10:30am. This was the tweet he sent at 10:51am. 😂 https://t.co/THnW6IQ8G9
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) Feb. 8, 2017
This is consistent with reports that Trump prefers very short intelligence briefings.