It’s no secret that President Donald Trump and his family have not received the warmest of welcomes from the fashion industry. Designers have publicly stated they wouldn’t dress the first family in custom designs, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and even Belk have cut back on their relationships with the Ivanka Trump brand, and the CFDA has partnered with Planned Parenthood for New York Fashion Week amidst fears that the Trump administration and congressional Republicans may cut all federal funding to the women’s health organization.
Trump seems upset with this turn of events. In fact, two developments this week seem to suggest that the family is particularly upset about any impediments it or its related brands have to profiting off of fashion during Trump’s term.
The first comes in the president’s angry response to news of Nordstrom dropping the clothing and accessories brand that bears his daughter’s name. The department store chain said it would not order any new items from the brand’s latest season, and claimed that it had nothing to do with politics but rather dwindling sales and interest in the brand. Notably, however, the retailer was included on a viral listing of companies that should be boycotted because they do business with Trump-related brands.
The President of the United States took to Twitter this morning to lambast the Seattle, Washington-based company.