Trump attacks retail chain for dropping daughter's clothing line

Donald Trump called Nordstrom's treatment of her daughter Ivanka as 'terrible' on Twitter. Photograph:( AFP )

AFP Washington, United States Feb 08, 2017, 10.36 PM (IST)

United States President Donald Trump has attacked retail chain Nordstrom for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line.

The US fashion retailer earlier decided to junk Ivanka Trump's line of shoes and clothing due to poor sales, following massive calls for boycott for selling Trump's products.

But Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his disapproval: "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!"

Unlike other companies he has attacked on Twitter, including Lockheed, Boeing and Ford, Nordstrom stock had gained nearly one percent in the early afternoon.

Although the fashion chain hasn't responded to Trump's attack, it had said last week that the decision was made purely on commercial grounds.

"In this case, based on the brand's performance, we've decided not to buy it for this season," the company said, noting the phase-out was part of its regular review of the 2,000 brands it sells.

Nordstrom was one of several retailers that faced boycott calls for selling Trump family products or supporting the campaign.

Anti-Trump activists created "Grab Your Wallet" after the election to enlist consumers in boycotts to protest Trump's agenda, which also has been met by waves of demonstrations inside and outside the United States.

(WION with inputs from AFP)