Oh boy. President Trump weighed in on Nordstrom cutting ties with his daughter, tweeting “Ivanka has been treated so unfairly” by the Seattle, WA based retailer:
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) February 8, 2017
Well, so much for that separation between the presidency and his family’s business interests.
As for the reaction, well … take a gander:
Small question: Is this legal? https://t.co/Clg1DTkdQX
— Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@ArielleDRoss) February 8, 2017
The president publicly shaming a company that used to do business with his daughter seems like a big, ol' ethics violation. https://t.co/4ZS2cMMjQl
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 8, 2017
Stop using the power of the presidency to enrich your family. https://t.co/llJkBKUPVC
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) February 8, 2017
A president again using his position to harm a large US business for personal reasons. AMONG OTHER ISSUES. https://t.co/nzBaRfgJ3Z
— Elizabeth Picciuto? (@epicciuto) February 8, 2017
White House: Trump has removed himself from the affairs of his family's businesses and will concentrate on running the country.
— David Mack (@davidmackau) February 8, 2017
"Nordstrom should pay my daughter Ivanka more money or I'll do bad things." https://t.co/JhRg3q5j90
— tom mckay (@thetomzone) February 8, 2017
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) February 8, 2017
"The right thing" might include not promoting his daughter's business interests from the Oval Office — https://t.co/2Nha72TIb1
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) February 8, 2017
The president is now using his Twitter account to help his daughter's business. Excellent. https://t.co/psvCahJHXQ
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) February 8, 2017
At least the Trump's aren't using the presidency to further their own financial gain. https://t.co/WZsmKXR3kZ
— Lizz Resistead (@lizzwinstead) February 8, 2017
Had Clinton been president and tweeted negatively about a company related to a Chelsea Clinton interest … https://t.co/rYlnR3iT35
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 8, 2017
Exit question: Does the president think he’s helping?
As an aside, this sort of thing has to damage Ivanka's brand and hurt her sales, no? https://t.co/sm8K0Tg1j3
— Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) February 8, 2017