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White House: Trump Nordstrom Tweet was to Defend His Daughter

President Trump’s tweet about Nordstrom’s decision to drop a clothing line designed by his daughter was intended to defend her against attacks and not to boost her business, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday, according to the Washington Examiner.

“I think this was less about his family business than an attack on his daughter,” Spicer said. “For people to take out their concern about his actions or his executive orders on members of his family, he has every right to stand up for his family.”

Trump took to Twitter earlier Wednesday to argue that the retail chain had treated his daughter Ivanka “so unfairly.” The official government account for the president later retweeted the swipe at Nordstrom, stoking speculation that Trump may have run afoul of ethics restrictions on promoting his family’s business interests.

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11 Responses to White House: Trump Nordstrom Tweet was to Defend His Daughter

  1. Was fixing to buy my Mother of the Bride dress at Nordstrom in Atl this weekend. Not now….in the meantime listen to Harry Trumans critique of his daughters singing way back…. by the Washington Post no less….too much fun!

    • In response to Washington Post Music Critic Paul Hume’s December 6, 1950, review of Margaret Truman’s singing performance at Constitution Hall, stating,

      “Miss Truman is a unique American phenomenon with a pleasant voice of little size and fair quality � (she) cannot sing very well � is flat a good deal of the time�more last night than at any time we have heard her in past years � has not improved in the years we have heard her � (and) still cannot sing with anything approaching professional finish.”

      President Truman responded with the following letter to Hume:



      Dec. 6, 1950

      Mr. Hume:

      I’ve just read your lousy review of Margaret’s concert. I’ve come to the conclusion that you are an “eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay.”

      It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful. When you write such poppy-cock as was in the back section of the paper you work for it shows conclusively that you’re off the beam and at least four of your ulcers are at work.

      Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!

      Pegler, a gutter snipe, is a gentleman alongside you. I hope you’ll accept that statement as a worse insult than a reflection on your ancestry.


    • Good point.

      Trump family is not immune from this venal media. I would tread carefully. I don’t know anything about Melania Trump except that she is willing to go to the mat for Barron.

  2. 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.

    This is the parent company of TJMaxx, Marshalls and Home Goods where I will no longer shop. Left a message at Corporate and with the Store Managers at the stores I frequent. I am so tired of this BS.

    • Same here, I never heard of Home Goods but have spent plenty with the others. I will just go directly to Ivanka’ s beautiful website and shop until they all drop. So over it…

  3. Ivanka Trump designs are really very pretty and very nicely made.
    Why would a retailer do such a monumentally stupid thing? It makes no sense at all.