President Trump is mad that Nordstrom gave his daughter the boot

The president took to Twitter to complain that Ivanka had been "treated so unfairly" by the department store

Published February 8, 2017 4:50PM (EST)

 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump is taking to Twitter so the world can know that he is angry about his daughter being dropped by Nordstrom on Friday.

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:

This is consistent with reports that Trump prefers very short intelligence briefings.

By Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a staff writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his PhD program in History at Lehigh University. His work has also appeared in Mic, MSN, MSNBC, Yahoo, Quartz, The Good Men Project, The Daily Dot, Alter Net, Raw Story and elsewhere.

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